The Origins of the Reformation

The History of Christianity

by Professor Peter Marshall. Produced by Simon Brown, 12th August 2015

The European Reformation

In this podcast Professor Peter Marshall of Warwick University takes you through the causes of the Reformation, explanations of why this Reformation was successful, the importance of technological developments to the Reformation and why a de-centralised Germany proved fertile grounds for the development of the Reformation.

The Causes of the European Reformation: the traditional view and later interpretations.
How can we explain the success of this Reformation in comparison the ones that came before?
The importance of technological developments such as the printing press to the Reformation
Why did a de-centralised Germany prove to be fertile grounds for the development of the Reformation?


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