Sam and I wrap up our third season by considering some of the legacies of the Protestant Reformation: from democracy and free inquiry to religious pluralism and secularization to the notion that Protestants are “reformed and always reforming” (and why that means you should all buy The Pietist Option).
Alec Ryrie, Protestants: The Faith That Made the Modern World
Brad Gregory, The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society
________, Rebel in the Ranks: Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Conflicts That Continue to Shape Our World
Dale Van Kley, “Where the Rot Started?“, Books & Culture, March/April 2012
Craig Harline, A World Ablaze: The Rise of Martin Luther and the Birth of the Reformation
Russell Moore, “The Reformation at 500,” The National Review, June 20, 2017
Chris Gehrz, “Reformed and Always Reforming… Even 499 Years Later,” The Anxious Bench, Oct. 25, 2016
Finally, we didn’t get a chance to discuss it, but as a coda to the whole season… read Marilynne Robinson, “The Luther Legend,” The New Republic, Dec. 12, 2017.
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