The Protestant reformation is a "reader" containing the seminal texts that defined the Reformation. These texts display the the creative and intellectual power of all the leading Reformers in Europe and in England.
With this newly revised and updated edition of this essential primary source, editor Hans Hillerbrand has included texts written by women as well as entries dealing with popular religion. Modern viewpoints are cogently addressed; while the scholarly integrity that has made this book a revered classic has been scrupulously maintained. Throughout, Hans J. Hillerbrand's basic assumption remains consistent: religion-no matter how dependent on societal forces-must be seen as the pivotal element in the story of the sixteenth century.