Reformation Era: History and Literature

This group is an extension of a rather ambitious personal reading goal. I hope to read about the Reformation Era in England and Europe, focusing especially on the 1500's but also including the 1600’s. I want to read the literature of the Era, mostly in chronological order, mixing in history and biography as needed. I don't have too much reading time available, so I'm anticipating this will be a "slow burn" for quite a while.

Read along with me, or just pop in from time to time. Ask questions, if you wish. That's what I plan to do. A list of some of the books I hope to read will be given in the first post.

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Review of On the Jews and Their Lies1 unread / 1geoffreymeadows, Saturday 11:26am
Luther’s vision of the Church1 unread / 1geoffreymeadows, February 16
Foundational History Books1 unread / 1geoffreymeadows, February 15
Machiavelli Year: In Order1 unread / 1geoffreymeadows, February 14
2 Quotes from Erasmus and Luther1 unread / 1geoffreymeadows, January 7
A Handful of Notes about, “Letters of Spiritual Counsel”1 unread / 1geoffreymeadows, December 14, 2023
Q: What is the purpose of the Church in society? How do we evaluate the reforms of the Reformation Era?1 unread / 1geoffreymeadows, December 5, 2023
Extending Erasmus-Luther study1 unread / 1geoffreymeadows, December 5, 2023
My Machiavelli and Florentine Republic Year, 20243 unread / 3geoffreymeadows, November 2023
An Elizabethan list1 unread / 1geoffreymeadows, November 2023
Books on “The Marprelate Controversy” and Elizabethan Puritanism2 unread / 2geoffreymeadows, October 2023
Ideas for an English Reformation Study, 2025-202610 unread / 10geoffreymeadows, October 2023
Anyone reading about reformations? Machiavelli, next year’s study1 unread / 1geoffreymeadows, October 2023
Reading about Reformations? Renaissance vs. Reformation?1 unread / 1geoffreymeadows, October 2023
The Tyndale New Testament (1526)1 unread / 1geoffreymeadows, September 2023
3 Unfortunate Ideas of Luther in “The Bondage of the Will”1 unread / 1geoffreymeadows, September 2023
List of Books24 unread / 24geoffreymeadows, September 2023
A History of Tudor History, Eamon Duffy lecture, 20151 unread / 1geoffreymeadows, August 2023
Notes on “Bondage of the Will” Editions1 unread / 1geoffreymeadows, July 2023
Translations of “On the Jews and Their Lies”1 unread / 1geoffreymeadows, July 2023
The Freedom of the Will Controversy1 unread / 1geoffreymeadows, July 2023
Counter Reformation books1 unread / 1geoffreymeadows, June 2023
On the General Shallowness1 unread / 1geoffreymeadows, May 2023
Luther’s “The Freedom of a Christian”1 unread / 1geoffreymeadows, May 2023
A Multi-Year Outline1 unread / 1geoffreymeadows, May 2023
My Erasmus and Luther Year, 20231 unread / 1geoffreymeadows, April 2023
Grace and Faith in Luther1 unread / 1geoffreymeadows, April 2023
Erasmus according to Huizinga1 unread / 1geoffreymeadows, March 2023
Luther’s “To the Christian Nobility of the German Nation”1 unread / 1geoffreymeadows, March 2023
Erasmus and Luther II1 unread / 1geoffreymeadows, February 2023
Erasmus and Luther1 unread / 1geoffreymeadows, February 2023
English words coined in the Reformation Era1 unread / 1geoffreymeadows, February 2023
Slowing down for Erasmus II2 unread / 2AnnieMod, February 2023
Slowing Down for Erasmus1 unread / 1geoffreymeadows, January 2023
The Persecuting Society1 unread / 1geoffreymeadows, November 2022
Jesuit spirituality1 unread / 1geoffreymeadows, November 2022
Why Read The Jesuits: A History by Markus Friedrich?1 unread / 1geoffreymeadows, October 2022
MacCulloch’s book a definite improvement3 unread / 3geoffreymeadows, June 2022
Diet of Augsburg, 15301 unread / 1geoffreymeadows, March 2022
The Spirituali and MacCulloch’s book1 unread / 1geoffreymeadows, December 2021
Wolf Hall and fiction vs. history4 unread / 4AnnieMod, December 2021
Two “Five Books” book lists1 unread / 1geoffreymeadows, November 2021
Michael Massing’s Fatal Discord1 unread / 1geoffreymeadows, November 2021
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