Reformers of the 16th Century : An Online Study
This class was a study of the many Reformers God used to revive His Church in the Protestant Reformation. We are also considering the Heidelberg Catechism of 1563 as a part of our study.
Coming soon to these pages will be plenty of biographical materials and online links on the various Protestant Reformers. Also planned are Overhead Transparencies in PDF format used in classes.
The objectives of these studies are to:
- Get to know something about the very human men (and some women) that God raised up during that great revival of the church, the issues they faced, and both their strengths and weaknesses in bringing reformation to the Christian faith.
- Consider the declarations of faith they made in various Confessions and Catechisms not as simply declarations of doctrine, but as efforts to serve the Lord Jesus Christ and His people in the midst of a changing world and culture.
- Explore the parallels between their times and ours, seeing both the issues that are yet unresolved, and the challenges and lessons we must apply to continuing this work of reformation into the next millenium of our post-modern world.
- A Slide Show of overheads I prepared for my class is on this website.
Materials available on Eldrbarry's Reformation Pages (more will be added on a weekly basis) ( pdf = in Acrobat format You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader which can be downloaded free -- if you don't already have it -- to read these).
- A List of the Eldrbarry's Reformation Classes topics, which I will be exploring.(pdf)
- Pre-Reformation timeline (pdf)
- A Reformers timeline (pdf).
- The Brethren of the Common Life - Piety and education
- Erasmus and the Humanists- Back to the roots - the new learning
- Wyclif and Hus -14th and 15th Century attempts at reform.
The German Reformation: Wittenburg
- Martin Luther: The making of a Reformer
- Luther's Reformation (1517-1521) [pdf]
- Resources on Martin Luther
- Luther's associates: Melanchthon, Bugenhagen, Jonas; and the "others": Carlstadt, Zwilling, and the Zwichau Prophets.
- Resources on Philipp Melanchthon
The Swiss Reformations: Zurich - Basle - Strasburg - Geneva
- A Chronology of the life of Ulrich Zwingli
- Resources on Zwingli and the Reformation on Zurich
- Oecolampadius and the Reformation in Basle - PDF file
- The Early Swiss Reformers - PDF file
- Resources on the Early Swiss Reformers
- Resources on Bucer and the Reformation in Strasburg
- A Chronology of Martin Bucer - PDF file
- Resources on Calvin and the Reformation in Geneva
The Other Reformations
- The Radical Reformation - The Anabaptists - Resources
- The English Reformation (The Tudors)Resources
- Women and the Reformation: Wives of the Reformers - PDF File
- On Women and the Reformation Resources
- The Huguenot and the French Reformation Resources
- Jeanne d'Albret: the Protestant Queen of Navarre - PDF file
- Spain: The Jesuits, Counter-Reformation and The Council of Trent Resources
- Juan Valdéz and the Lost Reformation in Italy (pdf) - and some On line resources
- The Netherlands: Reformation and Revolt including the Belgic Confession; and Arminius and the Canons of Dort. Resources
- The Reformations in Scandinavia: Denmark and Sweden: Resources.
- Scandinavian Reformations and Swedish and Danish Reformers - PDF file
- The Forgotten Reformations: Poland, Bohemia and Hungary - (Under Construction: links).
- The Wayward Reformers: Vermigli and Laski - PDF file
- Knox and the Scottish Reformation
- Father Christmas and Mr. Grinch: An Essay
Unfortunately, links die rather abruptly on the internet - these links were active when I did these pages, and I do from time to time try to locate moved pages or delete no longer available sites. But some of these may be dead links - if you find where any of them have relocated - I would appreciate your passing that information on to me. It is sad when a great resource disappears.
- The Heidelberg Catechism
- Here is a German site with plenty of Images of 16th Century Woodcut Book-plates of famous Renaissance and Reformation era people, etc.
- A Reformation picture gallery.
- The World of Renaissance and Reformation in Europe by Bill Gilbert - A complete book on the subject in html!
- The Reformation: A History by Diarmaid MacCulloch. A 2003 Book on the Reformation covering the entire period in Europe from its roots through the Counter-Reformations in the 1600's, including Scandinavia, France, Italy and Central Europe; and the impact of the Reformation on the patterns of life including marriage and sexual relationships. 792 pages.
- Foxes' Book of Martyrs
- Christian Classics Ethereal Library
- The Reformation Guide
- The Catholic Encyclopedia: The Reformation
- History of the Christian Church - 8 Vol. Philip Schaff
- History of Protestantism - 3 Vol. J. A. Wylie (1878)
- Keifer's Biographical Sketches of Memorable Christians of the Past: Alphabetical List
- Portraits A series of biographical sketches originally written as a series of articles for The Standard Bearer
- ReformationArticle taken from Philip Schaff with summaries and literary resources
- European Reformation: causes and consequences Reformation Links
- A Chronology and A Brief Glossary and a Bibliography of the Medieval and Reformation Church by R. Scott Clark, D. Phil., Westminster Theological Seminary in California
- The Reformation of
Historical Thought book by A. G. Dickens ISBN: 1583484426 (No longer online)
- Internet Modern History Sourcebook: Reformation Europe Links to Reformation era Source material sites and topics. Also at Fordham: Medieval History Sourcebook: Reformation
- Middle Ages & Renaissance Links :An extensive Alphabetized by subject list
- Reformation Ink
- Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies: Electronic Resources for Research
- Hanover College: Texts and Documents:Early Modern Europe and The Protestant Reformation
- A Swiss Reformation Bibliography
- The ECOLE Initiative An Encyclopedia of Early Church History through the Reformation on the WWW
- The Sixteenth Century Journal includes a Bibliography: Sixteenth Century Essays and Studies
- Books on Reformation Church History
- Luminarium: Sixteenth Century Renaissance English Literature: Background Information - a vast and useful links list!
- Tudor England - A terrific site! Lots of graphics and information.
- Tudor England - British Express site
- Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon German site
- BELIEVE an online glossary of theological terms.
- Church Rodent - Cute internet glossary on Church History by a Web programmer for Christianity Today
- The Hall of Church History: Theology from a Bunch of Dead Guys Pages and pages of Church History links. Phil also has Bookmarks for Bad, Really Bad and Really Really Bad Theology
- The Sixteenth Century
- Whirlwind Tour of Reformation (Miltonweb)
Online reference Book for Medieval Studies: The Reformation
- The Protestant Reformation
- European Religious Reform and Reformation, 1300-1650 Brock University - Course Topics and Bibliography.
- Le Poulet Gauche: a Guide to life in 16th Century France
- Christian Books On line list
- The American Colonist's Library includes an massive set of links to primary source documents from Classical, Medieval, and Ren/ Ref/ Colonial times that influenced the American colonists.
- Renaissance Maps
- Reformation Day Celebration and Party ideas
- Renaissance Personalities: list of links
- Medieval and Renaissance Wedding Page
- The Ministry in the Time of the Continental Reformation, Chapter 5 by
- Published Resources on these various pages are linked to Amazon.com for availability and pricing information or for convenient purchase.
- For tracking down and purchasing used or out of print books, I recommend highly Advanced Book Exchange.
- For assistance in getting the "gist" of German, French, Spanish, Italian sites, etc, use Free Translation.com or Alta Vista's Babelfish. For other languages, try InterTran
- I recommend the use of several Search Engines in researching the Reformation on the Internet: Besides Alta Vista, I found Google and Fast Search have helped me find a lot of useful material and images. Searches using varient and foriegn spellings are also very helpful.
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