The Lives of the Reformers contains the biographical accounts of eight important figures from the Reformation era. Written by William Gilpin, these biographies were originally published separately toward the end of the eighteenth century, but in 1809, publishers T. Cadell and W. Davies combined these popular biographies in two packed volumes. The Lives of the Reformers contains biographies of:
This is the ultimate tool for gaining a deeper understanding of the foundations and beginnings of the Reformed Church. William Gilpin gives context and background into the lives, accomplishments, and contributions of these influential men. Perfect for scholars, students, pastors, and laypeople alike, the Logos edition of The Lives of the Reformers is fully searchable and easily accessible across multiple media platforms. Scripture passages link directly to your English translations and to the original language texts, and important theological concepts link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of resources in your digital library.
William Gilpin (1724–1804) was an Anglican cleric, author, and artist best known for his idea of the picturesque, an aesthetic ideal defined by Gilpin in his art criticism works. These works often focused on “irregular” beauty—bent trees, crooked cottages, ruins, etc. He expanded this idea in numerous travelogues. He was also well known for his biographies, and much of the profits he received from his books he invested back into his parish for education and charity.