Esteemed history professor Thomas F. Madden explores the reformations that swept across Christendom in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The impact of these reforms affected government, popes, and kings as well as commoners, for at this time the Church was an omnipresent part of European identity-and the import of Church reforms on every level of life at this time simply cannot be underestimated. Involved in this fascinating era are such notable personages as King Henry VIII, Martin Luther, and John Calvin. Through every aspect of this remarkable process of reformation, Professor Madden captures the essence of the era-and imparts a true, studied understanding of just what this time period meant to the course of human events.
- Great Historical overview touching on key theological points
All of Professor Madden's "Modern Scholar" lectures are outstanding, but this is truly one of his best. "Christianity at the Crossroads" provides the historical and theological background necessary to understand the Reformation and they key historical figures of that time. It also provides insight into the genesis of most of the key Christian religions in our society today. I would recommend it without reservation.
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update: I forgot to mention there is a free 49 page course guide in pdf format available at
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I have not listened to any of the lectures from the "Modern Scholar" collection so I cannot give a proper review, [I gave it five stars because I had to mark something and I didn't want to scare anyone off] but I thought a syllabus might be good information to have. I would love to read someone else's review. Please post! I copied and pasted this from the following website:
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Lecture 1 Christianity after 1500 Years
Lecture 2 On the Eve of Reformation
Lecture 3 The Hatched Egg: Martin Luther to 1519
Lecture 4 Luther and Lutheranism
Lecture 5 The Splintering of the Movement
Lecture 6 The Radical Reformation
Lecture 7 Charles V, Suleiman the Magnificent, and the Lutheran Movement
Lecture 8 John Calvin
Lecture 9 The Reformation in France
Lecture 10 The Reformation in England: Henry VIII (1509-47)
Lecture 11 The Reformation in England: The New Order
Lecture 12 The Reformation in England: Revolutions
Lecture 13 Catholic Reformation: Popes and New Orders
Lecture 14 Catholic Reformation: Inquisition and Council