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Would you listen to The Reformation again? Why?
Yes, it lays out what's important very clearly.
What did you like best about this story?
Calvin was well explained.
What does Jonathan Keeble bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Yes. And he reads very well.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Any additional comments?
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love history, narrated well, informative, would like information of sources, where evidence is archived. Important for facts and historically evidenced based.
I enjoyed listening to this book, it was everything I wanted from it, a brief history of the Reformation, simple and informative.
The performance was fine, but the history was lacking in objectivity. You could tell that from the selection of personal details on Luther and particularly Calvin, in that these personal details cast these two major figures in a very, perhaps unjustifiable, light. I did, however appreciate the correction of the record on Zwingle's death, he did not die with a battle-ax in his hand, but kneeling over a falling solder after the Battle of Kepple had ended. That was useful and helpful.
None of the reformers were perfect (as they would be the first to tell you), and they lived in a brutal and violent age, very different to our own. It is misleading to assess them according to the standards of our own age. I felt that at times this history did just that.