History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, Volume 1


Read by Christopher Smith

(4.9 stars; 26 reviews)

The History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, by Jean-Henri Merle d’Aubigné, is a classic work on the great events that re-opened the Christian gospel to a needy world. It tells of how the twenty-year-old Martin Luther, browsing through books in the library at the University of Erfurt, takes down from the shelf a particular volume that has caught his interest. He has never seen anything like it. It is a Bible! He is astonished to find in this volume so much more than the fragments of gospels and epistles that were selected for public reading in churches. He had believed that these constituted all there was of the word of God. But here he has discovered, in its entirety, the inspired book from which they came. And it was this discovery, in a dusty university library, that changed the course of history.

D’Aubigné tells the story of outstanding people who had a love for God and his word, and who dared to present biblical truths which had been obscured for centuries. The book has helped and encouraged Christians through difficult times, and given them an understanding of the background from which our freedom in the faith has come.

The author was a Swiss Protestant pastor. He was also a historian with a great understanding of the Bible, along with a broad and deep knowledge of the Reformation. This great work of his is made up of five volumes. Volume 1, the subject of this recording, comprises four books: Book 1 – State of Matters before the Reformation; Book 2 – Youth, Conversion, and First Labours of Luther (1483-1517); Book 3 – The Indulgences and Theses; Book 4 – Luther before the Legate (May-December 1518). (15 hr 38 min)

Chapters

Preface to the Last Edition 36:28 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 1: State of Matters before the Reformation: Chapter 1: Christianity—Format… 41:01 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 1: Chapter 2: Grace and Works—Pelagianism—Penances—Indulgences—Supererogat… 20:03 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 1: Chapter 3: Relics—Easter Merriment—Corruption of the Clergy—A Priest's … 23:04 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 1: Chapter 4: Christianity Imperishable—Opposition to Rome—Frederick the W… 17:22 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 1: Chapter 5: The Empire—National Character—Switzerland—Italy—Spain—Portug… 30:12 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 1: Chapter 6: State of Theology—Witnesses for the Truth—The Vaudois—Wickli… 36:56 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 1: Chapter 7: Literature—Dante—Printing—Reuchlin—His Struggle with the Dom… 33:59 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 1: Chapter 8: Erasmus—His Genius—His 'Praise of Folly'—His Greek Testament… 31:59 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 1: Chapter 9: The Nobles—Hütten—'Letters of some Obscure Men'—Seckingen—Cr… 26:42 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 2: Youth, Conversion and First Labours of Luther (1483-1517): Chapter 1: L… 25:31 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 2: Chapter 2: Scholasticism and the Classics—Luther's Piety—His Discovery … 17:47 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 2: Chapter 3: His Father's Anger—Servile Employments—His Studies—The Bible… 22:25 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 2: Chapter 4: Staupitz—His Piety—His Visitation—His Conversation—Presents … 27:27 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 2: Chapter 5: The University of Wittemberg—Luther's First Employment—Bibli… 11:40 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 2: Chapter 6: Luther's Journey to Rome—A Convent on the Po—Luther's Behavi… 24:55 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 2: Chapter 7: Doctor's Degree—Carlstadt—Luther's Oath—First Views of Refor… 19:26 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 2: Chapter 8: 'Popular Declamations'—Moral Purity of Luther—Mysticism—Spen… 22:20 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 2: Chapter 9: First Theses—Visit to the Convents—Dresden—Erfurt—Tornator P… 11:43 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 2: Chapter 10: Luther and the Elector—Duke George—Luther at Court—Dinner a… 13:43 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 2: Chapter 11: Theses—Human Nature—Rationalism—Eck—Urban Regius—Luther's M… 19:16 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 3: The Indulgences and Theses (1517, 1518): Chapter 1: Cortège—Tezel—His D… 24:18 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 3: Chapter 2: The Soul in the Burying-Ground—Shoemaker of Hagenau—Myconius… 17:23 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 3: Chapter 3:Leo X—His Necessities—Albert—His Character—Franciscans and Do… 10:17 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 3: Chapter 4: Tezel Approaches—Luther in the Confessional—Tezel's Rage—Lut… 17:51 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 3: Chapter 5: Luther's Theses—Letter to Albert—Dissemination of the Theses 29:56 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 3: Chapter 6: Reuchlin—Erasmus—Flek—Bibra—The Emperor—The Pope—Myconius—Th… 22:48 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 3: Chapter 7: Tezel's Attack—Luther's Reply—Luther and Spalatin—Study of S… 18:41 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 3: Chapter 8: Disputation at Frankfort—Tezel's Theses—Knipstrow—Luther's T… 21:21 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 3: Chapter 9: Prierio—His Dialogue—Luther's Reply—Hochstraten—Eck—'The Obe… 26:43 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 3: Chapter 10: Popular Writings—Lord's Prayer—Sermon on Repentance 14:23 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 3: Chapter 11: Apprehensions of Luther's Friends—Journey to Heidelberg—Bib… 23:56 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 4: Luther before the Legate (May-December 1518): Chapter 1: 'Solutions'—Le… 24:38 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 4: Chapter 2: Diet of Augsburg—The Emperor to the Pope—Luther cited to Rom… 20:02 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 4: Chapter 3: Schwarzerd—His Wife—Philip Melancthon—His Genius—His Studies… 19:09 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 4: Chapter 4: Luther and Staupitz—Order to Appear—Luther's Departure for A… 14:03 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 4: Chapter 5: Arrival at Augsburg—De Vio—Serra-Longa—Safe-Conduct—Luther t… 21:52 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 4: Chapter 6: First Appearance—Conditions of Rome—Propositions to Retract—… 17:53 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 4: Chapter 7: Communication to the Legate—Second Appearance—Luther's Decla… 10:21 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 4: Chapter 8: Third Appearance—Treasury of Indulgences—Humble Request—Lega… 12:33 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 4: Chapter 9: De Vio and Staupitz—Staupitz and Luther—Luther and Spalatin … 24:56 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 4: Chapter 10: Luther's Flight—Luther's Wish—The Legate to the Elector—The… 15:46 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 4: Chapter 11: Thoughts of Departure—Adieus to the Church—Critical Moment—… 15:36 Read by Christopher Smith

Reviews

well read account of our precious Reformation


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Being a member of The Church Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (sometimes called Mormons), we have a very high regard for all the reformers. I enjoyed this book more than I thought possible. I especially have grown more fond of Martin Luther, for his courage and commitment yes, but more importantly, for his commitment to daily prayer and intense study of the scriptures, relying upon the merits of Jesus Christ and guidance of the Holy Spirit.

I'd recommend it to everyone.


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the content of this volume is very fasinating, I've definitely learned many things. and the reader did a fantastic job.

AMAZING!!!


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I listed to this whole series in just a few days. It was amazing! Loved the book and the reader. Thank you!

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Great book and very well read by Christopher Smith!


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very good read, the reader did really well


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