Martin Luther and Calvin have both left dramatic and lasting influences on Christianity and European society. Their calls for reform led to a revolution of church theology and practice. People and nations argued so passionately about what they had taught that wars ravaged Europe for decades. But what exactly did they teach? This book presents Luther and Calvin in context, looking at the work and ideas of each in turn and exploring the making of Lutheranism and the Reformed tradition. It shows how the sixteenth-century Reformation began a process of political and intelectual change which would have an influence beyond Europe into " New World", The influence of these changes is still felt throughout the Western world. Perfect for those who want to understand and engage with the ideas and beliefs held by Luther and Calvin, this book is an excellent introduction to two of christianity's most famous theologians.

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