Tag Archives: Reformation

Keith Thomas: “Does Liberalism Have Its Roots in the Illiberal Upheavals of the English Reformation?”

Review essay of James Simpson’s book, Permanent Revolution: The Reformation and the Illiberal Roots of Liberalism.

Michael Braddick: “The people vs tyranny: The secular martyrdom of John Lilburne”

“Lilburne emerged from this world of Reformation politics but expressed his religious conscience in a very different way, based on a sharp distinction between the civil state and the ecclesiastical state.”

Eugene McCarraher: “The People’s Republic of Heaven: From the Protestant Reformation to the Russian Revolution, 1517–1917”

“Were the Reformation and the Revolution connected, despite the chasm of 400 years?”