An overview of the Protestant Reformation that swept across Europe in the 16th Century, and its aim to call the church of that Day to a purer Christianity, away from the errors of the Roman Catholic church and the so-called authority of the Pope.
Dr. Needham explains the influence of men like Martin Luther, and we learn something of the abiding lessons for us today. Namely, that justification is by faith in Christ alone, as well as the second great Reformation principle, which is that of the supreme authority of Scripture.
The Reformation gave a powerful impetus to translate the Bible into the mother-tongue of the countries affected by this great movement, with the same changes taking place in public worship, where Latin was replaced by the common language of the people.
The Rev Dr Nick Needham is a Baptist minister originally from London. He holds the degrees of BD and PhD from the University of Edinburgh. He has published several books, the first two of which were in the area of Scottish Church History. More recently he has published 2,000 Years of...