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A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2)

The International Theological Library

EDITED BY

CHARLES A. BRIGGS, D.D.,

_Professor of Theological Encyclopaedia and Symbolics, Union Theological Seminary, New York_;

AND

THE LATE STEWART D. F. SALMOND, D.D.,

_Principal, and Professor of Systematic Theology and New Testament Exegesis, United Free Church College, Aberdeen_.

A HISTORY OF THE REFORMATION.

BY THOMAS M. LINDSAY, D.D., LL.D.

IN TWO VOLUMES--VOL. II.

INTERNATIONAL THEOLOGICAL LIBRARY

A HISTORY OF THE REFORMATION

BY

THOMAS M. LINDSAY, D.D., LL.D. PRINCIPAL, THE UNITED FREE CHURCH COLLEGE, GLASGOW

IN TWO VOLUMES

VOLUME II

_THE REFORMATION IN SWITZERLAND, FRANCE THE NETHERLANDS, SCOTLAND AND ENGLAND THE ANABAPTIST AND SOCINIAN MOVEMENTS THE COUNTER-REFORMATION_

WITH MAP OF THE REFORMATION AND COUNTER-REFORMATION (1520-1580).

EDINBURGH T. & T. CLARK, 38 GEORGE STREET 1907

PREFACE.

In this volume I have endeavoured to fulfil the promise made in the former one to describe the Reformed Churches, the Anabaptist and Socinian movements and the Counter-Reformation in the sixteenth century.

It has been based on a careful study of contemporary sources of information, and no important fact has been recorded for which there is not contemporary evidence. Full use has been made of work done by predecessors in the same field. The sources and the later books consulted have been named at the beginning of each chapter; but special reference is due to the writings of Professor Pollard on the reigns of Henry VIII. and Edward VI., and to those of MM. Lemonnier and Mariejol for the history of Protestantism in France. The sources consulted are, for the most part, printed in Calendars of State Papers issued by the various Governments of Europe, or in the correspondence of prominent men and women of the sixteenth century, edited and published for Historical and Archaeological Societies; but the Calendar of State Papers, Domestic, relating to the reigns of Edward VI., Mary, and Elizabeth, is little more than a brief account of the contents of the documents, and has to be supplemented by reference to the original documents in the Record Office.

The field covered in this volume is so extensive that the accounts of the rise and progress of the Reformation in the various countries included had to be very much condensed. I have purposely given a larger space to the beginnings of each movement, believing them to be less known and more deserving of study. One omission must be noted. Nothing has been said directly about the Reformed Churches in Bohemia, Hungary, and the neighbouring lands. It would have been easy to devote a few pages to the subject: but such a brief description would have been misleading. The rise, continuance, and decline of these Churches are so inseparably connected with the peculiar social and political conditions of the countries, that no adequate or informing account of them could be given without largely exceeding the limits of space at my disposal.

After the volume had been fully printed, and addition or alteration was impossible, two important documents bearing on subjects discussed came into my hands too late for references in the text.


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