Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture


Studies in the Radical Reformation (1517–1618): A Bibliographical Survey of Research Since 1939

George Huntston Williamsa1

a1 Harvard Divinity School

In a current issue of The Library of Christian Classics1 the present reporter distinguished between a “radical Reformation” and the “magisterial Reformation” of the normative Protestant Reformers, Luther, Zwingli, Calvin, Cranmer, and their associates. Common to all groupings within this Radical Reformation was the unwillingness to depend upon or tarry for the magistracy to reform the Church in root and branch, be the magistrate emperor, king, prince, or collectively the town council.