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History of the Reformation in Europe in the Time of Calvin (8 vols.)

by D'aubigné, J. H. Merle, Cates, William

Longman 1863–1878

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History of the Reformation in Europe in the Time of Calvin (8 vols.)
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Overview

Published over the span of fifteen years, Jean Henri Merle d’Aubigne’s 8-volume History of the Reformation in Europe in the Time of Calvin offers a sweeping history of the second generation of the Reformation. D’Aubigne not only conceived of the Reformation in theological and ecclesiastical terms, but defined it as a watershed moment for all of human history. His 8-volume history of the Reformation describes not only theological and ecclesiastical reform, but also the implication of the Reformation on culture, the arts, philosophy, and science in the centuries which followed.

Although John Calvin figures prominently in the History of the Reformation in Europe in the Time of Calvin, this work is not biographical. Instead, Jean Henri Merle d’Aubigne uses Calvin’s life and the church in Geneva to narrate the comprehensive scope of religious reform during the sixteenth century. These books outline the people, places, and ideas which shaped the Reformation in France, England, Spain, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and the Netherlands. He argues that not only religious, but also political emancipation results from the Reformation, and explores the nature of religious freedom, political liberty, and the influence on human history in the three centuries following the Reformation.

The History of the Reformation in Europe in the Time of Calvin not only became a best-selling and widely praised account of the Reformation, but remains one of the most compelling and influential Reformation histories more than a century after its original publication. With Logos, you get access to these massive volumes with the power and speed of your digital library. Perform searches, create footnotes and citations, and click your way through one of the most comprehensive Reformation histories ever written! These volumes are ideal for Reformation scholars, church historians, and theologians.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive and detailed history of the Reformation during the sixteenth century
  • Significant people and events of the Reformation in France, England, Spain, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and the Netherlands
  • Connects theology and ecclesiology with philosophy, art, and politics

Praise for the Print Edition

Jean Henri Merle d’Aubigne’s volumes had a wider circulation, at least in the English translations, than any other book on church history.

—Philip Schaff

The most popular. . . Protestant history of the Reformation ever written.

—J. W. Thompson

Jean Henri Merle d’Aubigne was the prince of Reformation historians…

—Online reviewer

Individual Titles

Volume 1

  • Author: Jean Henri Merle d’Aubigne
  • Translator: William L. R. Gates
  • Publisher: Longman, Roberts & Green
  • Publication Date: 1863
  • Pages: 580

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21

Key topics in Volume One:

  • The city of Geneva
  • The first Huguenots
  • Struggle for religious and political liberty in Geneva
  • Persecution in France
  • The spread of the Reformation across the Rhine
  • Calvin’s early studies, struggles, and conversion

Volume 2

  • Author: Jean Henri Merle d’Aubigne
  • Translator: William L. R. Gates
  • Publisher: Longman, Roberts & Green
  • Publication Date: 1863
  • Pages: 634

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19

Key topics in Volume Two:

  • Calvin at the University of Orleans
  • Calvin’s work in Paris
  • Political events in France
  • Martyrdom in France
  • Fall of the Bishop in Geneva
  • Religious and political fighting in Geneva

Volume 3

  • Author: Jean Henri Merle d’Aubigne
  • Translator: William L. R. Gates
  • Publisher: Longman, Roberts & Green
  • Publication Date: 1864
  • Pages: 555

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18

Key topics in Volume Three:

  • Calvin’s exile
  • The church in Paris
  • Calvin and Servetus
  • King’s reaction
  • Calvin at Strasburg
  • Erasmus
  • Composition of the Institutes of the Christian Religion
  • Political struggles
  • Scripture and the Lord’s Supper in Geneva
  • Roman Catholic conspiracies
  • Religious warfare

Volume 4

  • Author: Jean Henri Merle d’Aubigne
  • Translator: William L. R. Gates
  • Publisher: Longman, Roberts & Green
  • Publication Date: 1866
  • Pages: 627

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21

Key topics in Volume Four:

  • Reformation in England
  • Parliament and the Pope
  • Anne Boleyn
  • Tyndale
  • The King of England as head of the church
  • Church and state
  • Preaching in the sixteenth century
  • Protestants in Lyon
  • Melanchthon
  • The Reformation in northern Italy, Naples, and Rome

Volume 5

  • Author: Jean Henri Merle d’Aubigne
  • Translator: William L. R. Gates
  • Publisher: Longman, Roberts & Green
  • Publication Date: 1869
  • Pages: 550

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20

Key topics in Volume Five:

  • England breaks with Rome
  • The Church of England and the Protestants in Germany
  • Death of Anne Boleyn
  • Catholic and Scholastic reaction to the Church of England
  • The printed Bible in the Reformation
  • Destruction of images and art
  • Battle of Gingins
  • Calvin’s flight

Volume 6

  • Author: Jean Henri Merle d’Aubigne
  • Translator: William L. R. Gates
  • Publisher: Longman, Roberts & Green
  • Publication Date: 1875
  • Pages: 627

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18

Key topics in Volume Six:

  • The Reformation in Scotland
  • War between England and Scotland
  • The principles of Calvin’s Reform
  • Opposition to Arminianism
  • Synod of Berne
  • The Counter-Reformation
  • Synod of Zurich
  • Calvin at Strasburg

Volume 7

  • Author: Jean Henri Merle d’Aubigne
  • Translator: William L. R. Gates
  • Publisher: Longman, Roberts & Green
  • Publication Date: 1876
  • Pages: 701

Table of Contents: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20

Key topics in Volume Seven:

  • Ecclesiastical ordinances in Geneva
  • Calvin’s preaching
  • The Reformation in Denmark, Sweden, and Norway
  • The Reformation in Hungary, Poland, Bohemia, and the Netherlands

Volume 8

  • Author: Jean Henri Merle d’Aubigne
  • Translator: William L. R. Gates
  • Publisher: Longman, Roberts & Green
  • Publication Date: 1863
  • Pages: 580

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15

Key topics in Volume Eight:

  • The Reformation in Spain
  • The Inquisition
  • Ongoing disputes in England
  • Henry VII and Anne of Cleves
  • Queen Catherine
  • Progress of the Reformation in Germany
  • Anabaptists
  • The death of Martin Luther

Product Details

  • Title: History of the Reformation in the Time of Calvin
  • Author: Jean Henri Merle d’Aubigne
  • Translator: William L. R. Gates
  • Publisher: Longman, Roberts & Green
  • Volumes: 8
  • Pages: 4,789

About Jean Henri Merle d’Aubigne

Jean Henri Merle d’Aubigne was born 1794 in Geneva. He studied theology at the Académie de Genève. He was ordained in 1817, and moved to Berlin to study at the University of Berlin under August Neander. An 1817 celebration of Martin Luther’s life inspired him to write A History of the Reformation, a project he undertook years later.

In 1818, Jean Henri Merle d’Aubigne became minister at the French Reformed Church in Hamburg, where he remained until he became pastor of a church in Brussels from 1823 to 1830. He returned to Geneva in 1831 to help found the theological seminary there, and became professor of church history. The 5-volume History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century was published in French between 1835 and 1853, and The History of the Reformation in Europe in the Time of Calvin was published between 1863 and 1878, the last three volumes published posthumously. During his lifetime, Jean Henri Merle d’Aubigne received honorary doctorates from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) and the University of Berlin.

Jean Henri Merle d’Aubigne died in 1872.