16th Century Reformation Reading Room

This page is designed to help make 16th Century Reformation resources available to those without easy access to a theological library. Many of the links below connect you to scanned, published books and articles made available by Google Books. Importantly, Google Books allows you to search within a volume and also across volumes (rather than across the entire WWW). The Google Book Project also makes hard to find and expensive monographs readily accessible to researchers. This Reading Room collects those materials on one page.

NB: For bibliographic management and notetaking while reading, Zotero is highly recommended ("a free, easy-to-use Mozilla Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources"). For page snapshots and printing of Google Book pages, try Microsoft's snipping tool (paste text into Word -- or Zotero).

                                                   -Dr. Arnold Neufeldt-Fast, Tyndale Seminary


Reformation: Encyclopedia, Dictionaries, Companions 

Reformation--Introductory Texts

Reformation (General)--Monographs, Collections

Martin Luther and the Lutheran Reformation


Recent Tyndale Seminary Publications on Luther

  • Ngien, Dennis. The Suffering of God According to Martin Luther`s `Theologia Crucis`. Forward by Jürgen Moltmann. Regent College Publishing, 2005. Pp. 304. (Order from: Amazon.ca).
  • Ngien, Dennis. Luther As Spiritual Advisor: The Interface Of Theology And Piety In Luther`s Devotional Writings. Forward by Timothy George. Paternoster, 2007. Pp. 216 (Order from: Amazon.ca).
  • Shepherd, Victor. Interpreting Martin Luther: An Introduction to His Life and Thought. Regent College Publishing, 2008. Pp. 348 (Order from: Amazon.ca).

Zwingli, Calvin and the Reformation in Switzerland

Ulrich Zwingli and Heinrich Bullinger: Reformation in Zurich

John Calvin and the Reformation in Geneva


The Radical Reformation: Anabaptism

Note: Tyndale students have access to the following full-text resources via NetLibrary eBooks.
  • Peter Riedemann`s Hutterite Confession of Faith: Translation of the 1565 German Edition of Confession of Our Religion, Teaching, and Faith, By the Brothers Who Are Known As the Hutterites. John J. Friesen, ed. Herald Press, 1999.
  • The Complete Writings of Menno Simons, C.1496-1561. Herald Press, 1986.
  • The Bloody Theater, Or, Martyrs` Mirror. Thieleman J. Van Braght. Herald Press, 1987 (also freely available online).
  • The Essential Carlstadt: Fifteen Tracts. Edward Furcha, ed. Herald Press, 1995.
  • Durnbaugh, Donald F. The Believers` Church: The History and Character of Radical Protestantism. Herald Press, 1985.
  • Dyck, C.J. An Introduction to Mennonite History. A Popular History of the Anabaptists and the Mennonites. 3rd ed. Herald Press, 1993.
  • Dyck, C.J. Spiritual Life in Anabaptism. Herald Press, 1995.
  • Weaver, J. Denny. Becoming Anabaptist: The Origin and Significance of Sixteenth-century Anabaptism. Herald Press, 1987.


Dutch Reformation

Strasbourg: Bucer & Capito

Martin Bucer

Wolfgang Capito

English Reformation

Further Reformation Studies literature on the Web

Other Resources on the WWW


Other Tyndale Online Reading Room

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