Samuel Gregg writes a review of Carlos M. Eire’s Reformations: The Early Modern World 1450-1650. Here’s a sample.

The Reformation certainly didn’t simply spring from the mind of Martin Luther. But as a historical development, it has been the subject of polemics for 500 years: not just between Catholics and Protestants, but also, over the past century, between historians and sociologists with disparate views on how the modern world emerged. Any serious study of the Reformation’s origins and impact consequently requires a willingness to traverse a veritable minefield of longstanding theological and historiographical arguments.

Read more of this review at the Library of Law and Liberty.