Liberty UniversityBook ReportThe Reformation: How a Monk and Mallet Changed the WorldCHHI 1 10Sept 30th, 20181
Table of ContentsIntroduction 3 History 4Role Played by Martin Luther 6 Swiss Reformer 7 Anabaptists 8 John Calvin 9British Reformist 10Puritans 11Role of Women11Conclusion 12Bibliography 132
IntroductionThis book demonstrated its thesis included in the summery of the introduction. The title of the book is “The Reformation: How a monk and a Mallet Changed the world” is written by Stephan Nichols. He studied at Westminster Theological Seminary where he received his doctorate degree and he is the president of the Reformation Bible College and, he is in charge of the chief academic officer for the Ligonier Ministries. This book is like a document that has its purpose to examine the lives of the people who has some involvement of the Reformation duringthe last two centuries and how that actually affected the church. This was written in order to givea deeper understanding of the impact and how the Reformers formed the church today to students who are at an undergraduate level. Furthermore, Our past is important for Christians because history shows us exactly what has been doneand what was done. The development of the church is extremely informative. Church history grants samples of Christians that made a change just like Martin Luther, or John Calvin who focused their attention on the reformation of the church. History also empowers and educates Christians so that they could better comprehend that the people who lived in the past are not sanctified in any way or no one is holier than the people from the past when it comes to sympathetic history on reformation. It is a benefit for Christians to learn their ancestor’s faith. When this occurs, it impacts us in a way that eventually strengthens our faith. This book offers a brief history of the past to reformation. The maintaining of the individuals involved and the nations. It all began with Martin Luther and it defines that the reformation starting in Germany. This is where the church reformation started. Then it kept 3
rolling to other nations such as Ulrich Zwingli, Switzerland, etc. later on, it continued to Anabaptists. The author gave a brief description of Thomas Crammer, John Calvin, and John Knox. Later he continued on to the Puritans. In the final chapter, we see it is set aside for women which are highlighted as the heavy hitters that contributed to the important reformation. Of course, since this occurred in an era that women were not doing any uproars, but they married, and these women happened to be married to reformers. There were other women that established very important contributions to the process of reformation. Therefore, it is important for Christians to seek wisdom and to read aboutour history about reformation, so they could advance their awareness on the foundation of our diversity and our freedom of religion that we enjoy today. Today there are about six hundred million remain Protestants today, that belong to diverse denominations.