Christian Books, Bibles, Music & More - 1.888.395.0572
Call our Toll Free Number:
1-877-205-6402
Find us on:
Follow Us On 

Twitter!   Join Us On Facebook!

Christian Bookstore .Net is a leading online Christian book store.

Shop Christian Books, Bibles, Jewelry, Church Supplies, Homeschool Curriculum & More!

The Reformation for Armchair Theologians [Paperback]

By Glenn S. Sunshine & Ron Hill (Illustrator)
Our Price $ 15.30  
Retail Value $ 18.00  
You Save $ 2.70  (15%)  
Item Number 53768  
Buy New $15.30

Item Specifications...

Pages   247
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.9" Width: 5" Height: 0.7"
Weight:   0.68 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2005
Publisher   PRESBYTERIAN PUBLISHING #86
ISBN  0664228151  
EAN  9780664228156  


Availability  93 units.
Availability accurate as of Jan 17, 2017 07:20.
Usually ships within one to two business days from La Vergne, TN.
Orders shipping to an address other than a confirmed Credit Card / Paypal Billing address may incur and additional processing delay.


Armchair Theologians - Full Series Preview
Image Title Price Stock Qty Add To Cart
  The Reformation for Armchair Theologians   $ 15.30   In Stock  
  Barth for Armchair Theologians   $ 15.30   In Stock  
  Jonathan Edwards for Armchair Theologians (Armchair Series)   $ 15.30   In Stock  
  Heretics for Armchair Theologians   $ 15.30   In Stock  
  Calvin for Armchair Theologians   $ 15.30   In Stock  
  Aquinas for Armchair Theologians (Armchair Series)   $ 15.30   In Stock  
  Augustine for Armchair Theologians (Armchair Series)   $ 15.30   In Stock  
  Luther for Armchair Theologians   $ 15.30   In Stock  
  Wesley for Armchair Theologians (Armchair)   $ 15.30   In Stock  
  Bonhoeffer for Armchair Theologians (Armchair Series)   $ 15.30   In Stock  


Item Description...
Overview
This readable, accessible narrative story of the Protestant Reformation is written for lay audiences. It is part of the popular Westminster John Knox Press Armchair Series and is illustrated with memorable cartoons by Ron Hill. The chapters of the book are suitable for use in church adult education settings to provide a solid grounding in the history of the Reformation and its leading ideas. No other treatment of the topic is written with this audience in mind and with this comprehensiveness of scope. "Questions for Discussion" and "Suggestions for Further Reading" are provided for each chapter and make this book "group friendly." Its thirteen chapters fit exactly into a quarter of the church year to enhance its use for church adult education settings.

Publishers Description

This readable, accessible narrative story of the Protestant Reformation is written for lay audiences. It is part of the popular Westminster John Knox Press Armchair series and is illustrated with memorable cartoons by Ron Hill. The chapters of the book are suitable for use in church adult education settings to provide a solid grounding in the history of the Reformation and its leading ideas. Questions for discussion and suggestions for further reading provided for each chapter make this book great for group study. Since the Protestant Reformation is such a formative event in the lives of churches, it is important to have an accessible resource to tell its story available for laypersons in all denominations.

Written by experts but designed for the nonexpert, the Armchair series provides accurate, concise, and witty overviews of some of the most profound moments and theologians in Christian history. These books are an essential supplement for first-time encounters with primary texts, a lucid refresher for scholars and clergy, and an enjoyable read for the theologically curious.

Buy The Reformation for Armchair Theologians by Glenn S. Sunshine & Ron Hill from our Christian Books store - isbn: 9780664228156 & 0664228151

The team at Christian Bookstore .Net welcome you to our Christian Book store! We offer the best selections of Christian Books, Bibles, Christian Music, Inspirational Jewelry and Clothing, Homeschool curriculum, and Church Supplies. We encourage you to purchase your copy of The Reformation for Armchair Theologians by Glenn S. Sunshine & Ron Hill today - and if you are for any reason not happy, you have 30 days to return it. Please contact us at 1-877-205-6402 if you have any questions.

More About Glenn S. Sunshine & Ron Hill

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Glenn S. Sunshine is Professor and Chair of theHistory Department at Central Connecticut University in New Britain, Connecticut. He is the author of a number of articles and books, including "Reforming French Protestantism: The Development of Huguenot Ecclesiastical Institutions".

Glenn S. Sunshine was born in 1958.

Glenn S. Sunshine has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Armchair Theologians


Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.



Product Categories
1Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian Living > General   [31520  similar products]
2Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Church History > General   [6817  similar products]
3Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Church History > Protestant   [967  similar products]
4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Protestantism > General   [754  similar products]
5Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > Theology > General   [4167  similar products]
6Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Theology > Protestant   [815  similar products]
8Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Religious Studies > History   [4688  similar products]



Similar Products
Calvin for Armchair Theologians
Calvin for Armchair Theologians
Item: 53841

Luther for Armchair TheologiansÂ
Luther for Armchair TheologiansÂ
Item: 53830

Heretics for Armchair Theologians
Heretics for Armchair Theologians
Item: 93939

Barth for Armchair Theologians
Barth for Armchair Theologians
Item: 154502

Aquinas for Armchair Theologians (Armchair Series)
Aquinas for Armchair Theologians (Armchair Series)
Item: 53840



Reviews - What do our customers think?
Easy, Enjoyable and Understandable  Mar 13, 2007
The Reformation for Armchair Theologians is a "good read." It provides a good and understandable outline of the Reformation with good questions for discussions.
 
Brief and accessible, yet comprehensive religious and political overview  Feb 21, 2007

Glenn Sunshine's book covers both religious and historical content, and does so in a readable, yet thorough manner.

One its strengths is its placement of the religious upheaval into historical (political and geographic) context. For example, an entire chapter is devoted to Spain and the Dutch Revolt. Before you think that a book giving a whole chapter to such a topic is beyond you, think again! Sunshine explains the relevance of the revolt to the Reformation and vice versa (Protestant capitalist Dutch threw off Catholic absolutist Habsburg rulers, initiating patterns of international relations) in a few pages; most scholarly treatments of the subject, in contrast, fill gigantic tomes of writing with not much more insight to the casual reader or even the educated reader, while most textbooks or surveys fail to mention key players and events that make understanding the Reformation so interesting and engaging. Sunshine's book finds a perfect middle ground.

The book goes into just enough detail, but it is also comprehensive. Consider its various historical chapters: Eve of the Reformation, Spain and the Dutch Revolt, the Reformation in England and Scotland, the Reformation in France, and the Thirty Years' War. In addition, its religious or doctrine-focused chapters cover not only Luther, but Zwinglianism and Calvinism. It even poses one of the essential questions regarding Catholicism: "Catholic Reform or Counter-Reform?"

At the end of each chapter, the author includes a series of open-ended questions for discussion.

In sum, it's short and sweet, and somehow packs the details that you'd have to take a university course to find. It would be great reading for a high school student studying for AP exams, a college student in any number of religion or history classes, for a casual reader curious as to the nature and history of the Reformation, or for a teacher or professor interested in seeing all the pieces fit together in one place.(Plus, any book with a chapter entitled "The Empire Strikes Back," must have something good going for it!)
 
Very good historical overview of the Reformation. Theology?...well...  Jan 29, 2007
This book is quite a page-turner when it comes to history of the Reformation. I was hooked right from page one. Various historical characters come into play with the main performers being Luther and Calvin.

When it comes to the theological ideas of the times the book misses its mark. I do understand that the text is meant for "armchair theologians", but even "armchair guys" need some meat in the soup. There is nary a one Bible reference to corroborate or demolish any of the theological ideas introduced. This was a disappointment.

It would be more appropriate to title this text as "The Reformation for Armchair Historians".
 
A Page Turner  Nov 22, 2006
I read this book all in one night, the night I bought it. It provides an excellent introduction into Reformation history and some Reformation theology. The book is helpful for an introduction to the Reformation and is quite humorous with its cartoons and puns. I would give this book a five, but I thought the book delved to much into exquisite details about the history of the Reformation and there should have been more theology. It is true though, that there was much political agendas set with the onset of the Reformation, but in some chapters, the book presented mainly history and not enough theology. A good buy!
 
An excellent book by Sunshine  Jun 19, 2006
As a graduate of Central Connecticut, I had the pleasure of taking a number of classes with Professor Sunshine. They were by far the most enjoyable classes I have ever taken. His book reads much like his Reformation lectures, his humor and enthusiasm for the subject enhances the experience and makes it easy for one to understand the material. Professor Sunshine gives one an insight into the lives of such influential people like Luther and Calvin and how they shaped the Reformation.

I highly reccomend this book for anyone with an interest in history or for one who is intersted in understanding the Christian Church and the problems that continue to plague it to this day.

If you ever take his class, ask about the "Lasagna" story, its awesome ;p
 

Write your own review about The Reformation for Armchair Theologians





Customer Support: 1-888-395-0572
Welcome to Christian Bookstore .Net

Our team at Christian Bookstore .Net would like to welcome you to our site. Our Christian book store features over 150,000 Christian products including Bibles, Christian music, Christian books, jewelry, church supplies, Christian gifts, Sunday school curriculum, purity rings, homeschool curriculum and many other items to encourage you in your walk with God. Our mission is to provide you with quality Christian resources that you can benefit from and share with others. The best part is that our complete selection of Christian books and supplies is offered at up to 20% off of retail price! Please call us if you have any questions or need assistance in ordering at 1-888-395-0572. Have a blessed day.

Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Customer Support