Reformation Conference 2017

Calvin in Geneva.

On Sept 29–30, 2017, Covenant Presbyterian Church presented a conference on the French Reformation entitled: “A Small Faithful Church in a Big Hostile World.” In honor of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, we sought to tell an unappreciated part of this story: the story of the Huguenot and the French Reformation. We want not only to hear their story, but to derive lessons for faithful Christian living in this present hostile world.

Four lectures were given by renowned Reformation history scholars Bill Edgar (Westminster Theological Seminary) and Glenn Sunshine (Central Connecticut State University).

The lectures, as well as a final Q&A session, are available for free download here.

Dr Edgar and Dr Sunshine prepared a list of works for further reading, which is provided below:

Roland Bainton: The Reformation of the Sixteenth Century (Boston: Beacon Press, 1985)
Philip Benedict: Christ’s Churches Purely Reformed: A Social History of Calvinism (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002)
A. G. Dickens: Reformation and Society in 16th Century Europe (London: Thames & Hudson, 1966)
G. R. Elton: Reformation Europe, 1517-1559 (London: Collins, 1963)
Handbook of European History 1400-1600: Late Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation, vol. 1, eds. Thomas A. Brady, Jr, Heiko A. Oberman, & James D. Tracey (Leiden: E.J.Brill, 1994)
Carter Lindberg: The European Reformations (Oxford: Balckwell, 1996)
Diarmaid MacCulloch: The Reformation: A History (New York: Penguin, 2005)
John F. H. New: Renaissance and Reformation: A Short History (New York: Wiley, 1969)
Andrew Pettegree, ed.: The Early Reformation in Europe (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992)
Glenn Sunshine: A Brief Introduction to the Reformation (Louisville: Westminster, 2017)
Carl R. Trueman: Reformation: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Fearn: Christian Focus, 2011)

Geneva, Calvin and Calvinism
Jon Balserak: John Calvin as Sixteenth Century Prophet (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014)
The Cambridge Companion to John Calvin, ed. Donald K. McKim (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004)
Bernard Cottret: Calvin: A Biography (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000)
Christopher Elwood: The Body Broken: The Calvinist Doctrine of the Eucharist and the Symbolization of Power in Sixteenth-Century France. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.
Bruce Gordon: Calvin (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011)
Francis Higman: Piety and the People: Religious Printing in French (Saint Andrews: Studies in Reformation History, Scholars Press, 1996)
Michael Horton: Calvin on the Christian Life: Glorifying and Enjoying God Forever (Wheaton: Crossway, 2014)
The Identity of Geneva: The Christian Commonwealth, 1564-1864, eds. John B. Roney & Martin I. Klauber (Westport: Greewood, 1998)
William C. Innes: Social Concern in Calvin’s Geneva (Allison Park; Pickwick, 1983)
Kingdon, Robert M. Geneva and Consolidation of the French Protestant Movement, 1564-1572. Geneva: Droz, 1967.
Alister E. McGrath: A Life of John Calvin: A Study in the Shaping of Western Culture (Oxford: Blackwell, 1990)
John McNeill: The History and Character of Calvinism (New York: Oxford University Press, 1967)
[for French readers] Olivier Millet: Calvin, un homme, une œuvre, un auteur (Gollion : Infolio, 2008)
William G. Naphy: Calvin and the Consolidation of the Genevan Reformation (Mancherster: Manchester University Press, 1994)
T. H. L. Parker: John Calvin: A Biography (London: Dent, 1975)
Andrew Pettegree, Alasdair Duke, & Gillian Lewis, eds.: Calvinism and Europe 1540-1620 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994)
Thea B. Van Halsema: This Was John Calvin (Grand Rapids: Baker/IDEA, 1959)

France and The Huguenots
Charles Baird: A History of the Huguenot Emigration to America, 2 vols in 1, reprint., Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991
William S. Browning: A History of the Huguenots (Whittaker & Co, 1842 – exists in reprint)
Jon Butler: The Huguenots in America: A refugee People in New World Society (Cambridge: Harvard U. P., 1983)
Barbara Diefendorf: Beneath the Cross: Catholics and Huguenots in Sixteenth-Century Paris (New York: Oxford University Press, 1991)
Janet Glenn Gray: The French Huguenots: Anatomy of Courage (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1981)
Mark Greengrass: The French Reformation (Oxford: Blackwell, 1987)
Mack P. Holt: The French Wars of Religion, 1562-1629. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Robert M. Kingdon: Geneva and the Coming Wars of Religion in France (1555-1563) (Geneva: Droz, 2007)
Robert M. Kingdon: Myths about the St Bartholomew’s Day Massacres 1572-1576 (Cambridge: Harvard U. P., 1988)
The Theology of the French Reformed Churches from Henri IV to the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes. Edited by Martin I. Klauber. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Reformation Heritage Books, 2014.
Jane McKee & Randolph Vigne: The Huguenots: France, Exile, Diaspora (Eastbourne: Sussex Academic Press, 2014)
Raymond A. Mentzer, Jr.: Blood and Belief: Family Survival and Confessional Identity among the Provincial Huguenot Nobility (Purdue U. P., 1994)
O. I. A. Roche: The Days of the Upright: A History of the Huguenots (New York, 1942)
Glenn S. Sunshine: Reforming French Protestantism: The Development of Huguenot Ecclesiastical Institutions, 1557-1572. Kirksville, Missouri: Truman State University Press, 2003.
N. M. Sutherland.: The Huguenot Struggle for Recognition (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1980)