The Rupture of Christendom
Who and what were the major figures and ideas of the Protestant Reformation?
Is it true that the medieval Catholic Church was so corrupt that a total religious revolution was necessary?
How did the Church respond to the Reformation, and what were its lasting effects on Christianity and world history?
Five hundred years after Martin Luther, what can Catholics do to bridge the divide with Protestants and restore Christian unity?
When Martin Luther presented his Ninety-Five Theses in 1517, no one could have foreseen the impact of the revolution he and his fellow “Reformers” would unleash. 20 Answers: The Reformation is a perfect introduction to the major players, concepts, and events of this defining period in Western history. Only by understanding it can we work to counter its ill effects in the world today—and to fulfill Jesus’ prayer that we may all be one.
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Softcover, 74 pages
I found this little book really helpful in understanding what I thought I already knew (but it turned out I didn't)! The historical background is well explained, and as a result, I better understand the Reformation's devastating impact on Christianity. A great short read!
This short booklet is chocked full of information and helpful sources. It delivers the facts in a blunt and unbiased way, highlighting the problems with the Reformation and the problems within the Church at the time. I especially liked the last answer on how to share this information charitably with Protestant friends and family.