History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, Volume 2


Read by Christopher Smith

(5 stars; 14 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. 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.

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.

This great work is made up of five volumes. The first volume covered the early days, including the call of Martin Luther – first, from Erfurt University with the prospect of becoming a well-paid lawyer, to become a poor monk. And then, from an obscure monastery, his call to centre stage in world history. One day, while studying in the university library, he had taken down from the shelf a volume that caught his interest. It was a Bible! He was astonished to find in this volume so much more than the fragments of gospels and epistles that were selected for public reading in churches. And it was this discovery, in a dusty university library, of a complete copy of the inspired book from which those readings came, that changed the course of history.

Luther’s story continues in Volume 2, in which we are also introduced to the Swiss reformer, Zwingli. Volume 2 comprises four books which are: Book 5 – The Discussion of Leipsic, 1519; Book 6 – The Bull of Rome, 1520; Book 7 – The Diet of Worms, 1521 (January - May); Book 8 – The Swiss (1484-1522).Summary by Christopher Smith. (14 hr 47 min)

Chapters

Book 5: Discussion of Leipsic, 1519: Chapter 1: Luther’s Dangers—God saves Luth… 35:20 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 5: Chapter 2: The War seems ended in Germany—Eck Revives the Contest—Debat… 19:06 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 5: Chapter 3: Arrival of Eck and the Wittembergers—Amsdorf—The Students—Ca… 11:50 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 5: Chapter 4: The Procession—Mass—Mosellanus—Veni, Sancte Spiritus!—Portra… 25:53 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 5: Chapter 5: Hierarchy and Rationalism—Two Peasants’ Sons—Eck and Luther … 25:22 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 5: Chapter 6: Interest felt by the Laity—Luther’s Opinion—Admissions and B… 16:23 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 5: Chapter 7: Eck attacks Melancthon—Melancthon’s defence—Interpretation o… 7:58 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 5: Chapter 8: Epistle to the Galatians—Christ for us—Blindness of Luther’s… 12:52 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 6: The Bull of Rome, 1520: Chapter 1: Character of Maximilian—The Competit… 11:13 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 6: Chapter 2: Luther writes to the Emperor—Luther’s dangers—Instructions o… 18:31 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 6: Chapter 3: The Papacy Attacked—Appeal to the Nobility—The Three Walls—A… 28:22 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 6: Chapter 4: Preparations at Rome—Motives to resist the Papacy—Eck at Rom… 18:12 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 6: Chapter 5: Wittemberg—Melancthon—His Marriage—Catharine—Domestic Life—B… 11:45 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 6: Chapter 6: The Gospel in Italy—Discourse on the Mass—The Babylonish Cap… 10:22 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 6: Chapter 7: New Negotiations—Miltitz and the Augustins of Eisleben—Deput… 21:41 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 6: Chapter 8: The Bull in Germany—Eck’s Reception—The Bull at Wittemberg—I… 11:15 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 6: Chapter 9: Luther Examines himself in the presence of God—Luther’s opin… 16:08 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 6: Chapter 10: Decisive steps by the Reformer—Luther’s Appeal to a General… 23:36 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 6: Chapter 11: Coronation of Charles V.—The Nuncio Aleander—Will Luther’s … 24:40 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 6: Chapter 12: Luther on Confession—True absolution—Antichrist—Rally aroun… 20:09 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 7: The Diet of Worms, 1521 (January - May): Chapter 1: Conquests by the Wo… 22:10 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 7: Chapter 2: A Foreign Prince—Advice of Politicians—Conference between th… 17:50 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 7: Chapter 3: Aleander admitted to the Diet—Aleander’s Address—Luther accu… 11:55 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 7: Chapter 4: Sentiments of the Princes—Speech of Duke George—Character of… 17:08 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 7: Chapter 5: Will a Safe-conduct be given?—Safe-conduct—Will Luther go?—H… 16:37 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 7: Chapter 6: Luther’s courage—Bugenhagen at Wittemberg—Persecutions in Po… 11:02 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 7: Chapter 7: Departure for the Diet of Worms—Luther’s Adieu—His Condemnat… 23:37 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 7: Chapter 8: Entry into Worms—Chant for the Dead—Council held by Charles … 47:29 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 7: Chapter 9: Victory—Tumult and calm—Duke Erick’s Glass of Beer—The Elect… 19:11 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 7: Chapter 10: Conference with the Archbishop of Trêves—Wehe’s advice to L… 21:32 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 7: Chapter 11: Luther’s Departure—Journey from Worms—Luther to Cranach—Lut… 23:01 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 8: The Swiss, 1484-1522: Chapter 1: Movements in Switzerland—Source of the… 14:21 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 8: Chapter 2: Young Ulric at Wesen—At Bâle—At Berne—The Dominican Convent—… 19:26 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 8: Chapter 3: Love of War—Schinner—Pension from the Pope—The Labyrinth—Zui… 17:20 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 8: Chapter 4: Zuinglius in regard to Erasmus—Oswald Myconius—The Vagrants—… 17:38 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 8: Chapter 5: Meinrad of Hohenzollern—Our Lady of Einsidlen—Calling of Zui… 24:40 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 8: Chapter 6: Zurich—The College of Canons—Election to the Cathedral—Fable… 26:35 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 8: Chapter 7: Indulgences—Samson at Berne—Samson at Baden—The Dean of Brem… 16:02 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 8: Chapter 8: The Labours of Zuinglius—The Baths of Pfeffers—God’s time—Th… 23:54 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 8: Chapter 9: The Two Reformers—The Fall of Man—Expiation of the God-Man—N… 18:53 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 8: Chapter 10: A new Combatant—The Reformer of Berne—Zuinglius encourages … 18:07 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 8: Chapter 11: Zuinglius against the Precepts of Man—Fermentation during L… 17:16 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 8: Chapter 12: Grief and Joy in Germany—Ambush against Zuinglius—Mandate o… 14:32 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 8: Chapter 13: A French monk—He teaches in Switzerland—Dispute between the… 23:48 Read by Christopher Smith
Book 8: Chapter 14: How Truth triumphs—Society at Einsidlen—Request to the Bish… 33:01 Read by Christopher Smith

Reviews


(5 stars)

The reader is excellent! So is the writing and translation. Being a member of the Church Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I honor the studies, devotion, courage and commitment of the reformers and their followers. They made it possible for my religion to exist and survive. The fulfillment of Acts 3:19-21 commenced with the reformers and continues yet today. I give glory to Jesus Christ whom they served and who also made it possible for the reformers to be instructed by the Holy Spirit and who continues to guide his work today.

Great book, beautifully read ,love to have your skills.


(5 stars)