Introduction: the scope of reformation theology David Bagchi and David C. Steinmetz; 1. Late medieval theology Denis R. Janz; 2. Lollardy Wendy Scase; 3. Hussite theology and the law of God Thomas A. Fudge; 4. The theology of Erasmus Erika Rummel; 5. Luther Scott H. Hendrix; 6. Melanchthon Sachiko Kusukawa; 7. Confessional Lutheranism Robert Kolb; 8. Zwingli Peter Stephens; 9. Bucer Ian Hazlett; 10. The theology of John Calvin David C. Steinmetz; 11. John Calvin and late Calvinism: the identity of the Reformed tradition Richard A. Muller; 12. Cranmer Peter Newman Brooks; 13. The English Reformer Carl Trueman; 14. The Scottish Reformation: theology and theologians David F. Wright; 15. An introduction to Anabaptist theology Werner O. Packull; 16. Pre-Tridentine Catholic theologians David Bagchi; 17. The Council of Trent David C. Steinmetz; 18. Possible directions of future research David C. Steinmetz and David Bagchi.
A comprehensive and accessible guide to the theology and theologians of the Reformation period.
David Bagchi is Lecturer in the History of Christian Thought, Department of Theology, University of Hull. He is the author of Luther's Earliest Opponents (1991). David C. Steinmetz is the Amos Ragan Kearns Professor of the History of Christianity, Divinity School, Duke University. His major publications include Misericordia Dei: The Theology of Johannes von Staupitz in its Late Medieval Setting (1968); Reformers in the Wings (1981); Staupitz and Luther (1980); Luther in Context (1986); Memory and Mission (1988); and The Bible in the Sixteenth Century (1990).
'The excellent series of Companions to theologians and theological themes is enriched by the addition of this introduction to Reformation theology ... Each chapter takes up a different figure, and is a helpful introduction and summary of their thought, supported by an up-to-the-minute bibliography pointing the reader to further study ... high standards of scholarship and lucidity of expression are everywhere ...' Baptist Times 'This is an excellent collection which fully lives up to the high standard set by this series in the past.' Contemporary Review '... this will prove an indispensable reference for anyone who wants to progress beyond the basics of Reformation-era theology. Ordinands, in particular, will find it useful.' Church Times '... a fine textbook for either an undergraduate or graduate course on the Reformation.' Calvin Theological Journal 'It is a delight therefore to read this introduction, not to the Reformation in general but to Reformation theology in particular. Like other volumes in the excellent Cambridge Companion series, it is written by a team of first-rate scholars in short pithy chapters which give a delicious taste of the subject. ... The latest bibliography will aid those with whetted appetites who want to feast further. ... These authors are fair, even sympathetic, in their attitude to the Protestant Reformers. ...It is a refreshing and nuanced study, revealing the plurality of sixteenth century religion. One dominant impression left by this survey is the tremendous theological and doctrinal variety of the period.' Churchman