Martin Greschat’s seminal work is the first biography of the important Protestant reformer to be written in over seventy years. Now translated into English, this work–“the most comprehensive account of Bucer’s place within the context of the history of the Reformation” (The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation)–transcends normal biographies by providing information in relation to the social and political context of the sixteenth century. Lucid in style and mature in scholarship, Greschat’s Martin Bucer is a splendid contribution to Reformation studies.
“An informative and evocative portrait. Combining careful attention to detail with a lively manner of presentation, Greschat places Bucer’s life and thought firmly in the social and intellectual milieu of the sixteenth century–and eloquently explains their significance.”
About the Author
Martin Greschat is Professor Emeritus of Church History at Justus Liebig University, Giessen in Germany.