Rediscovering the Reformation – Learning from the one church in its struggles

This book will approach the Reformation from the perspective on last year’s Spring Harvest theme, ‘One in Christ’, and therefore look not at how or why the church split, or whether the church should have split, but from the perspective that the church cannot split because it is Christ’s one body. From this basis, the book will explore themes of Christianity such as the church, attitude to scripture and faith, belief, grace and works seeking wisdom from each of the incarnations of the church that resulted from the disagreements of the sixteenth century.

Praise for Rediscovering the Reformation

“Matthew Knell’s new book reminds us that if we are to be true to the magisterial reformers our own reforming zeal must always be driven by love for the one church of Jesus Christ.”

Ian Stackhouse, senior pastor at Millmead, Guildford

“Impressively sequential, highly informative, almost conversational in manner, and refreshingly free of any uncomfortable bias […] Anyone who reads this book will benefit greatly from Matthew Knell’s expertise and research.” Stephen J. Poxon, author


About the author

Dr Matthew Knell is the lecturer in historical theology and church history at the London School of Theology. He writes and teaches on the history of Christianity. Prior to this, he was a missionary in Belarus and Austria and also worked as an intercultural consultant.


Rediscovering the Reformation • 9780857219053
Paperback • 198mm x 130mm • 160pp • £8.99 • April 2019

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