The History of the Reformation of the 16th Century, by J. H. Merle d’Aubigne

History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century, Jean Henri Merle d'Aubigne

History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century, Jean Henri Merle d’Aubigne

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NEW!! History of the Reformation of the 16th Century, by Jean-Henri Merle d’Aubigné

“We have nothing to fear for the future except as we shall forget the way the Lord has led us and His teachings in our past history… In history and in prophecy the Word of God portrays the long continued conflict between truth and error. That conflict is yet in progress. Those things which have been, will be repeated … old controversies will arouse to new life,” so wrote a nineteenth century illuminate.

“Let us arouse to comprehend the situation … and seek to arouse the spirit of true Protestantism, awakening the world to a sense of the value and privileges of religious liberty so long enjoyed.”

Today we see an alarming lack of understanding in the Protestant Church concerning the cause and effect of the Reformation. The subsequent trials endured to maintain and “contend for the faith once delivered unto the saints,” should be the study of every true Protestant.

D’Aubigné’s masterpiece, History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century, pulls back the curtain of history and Divine providence to reveal the true catalyst for the reformation–God’s Word and His Holy Spirit.

It is my prayer and hope that as you listen to these volumes, their message will find a place in your heart and in your home.

Ellen White had this to say about these volumes:

“For those who can procure it, D’Aubigné’s History of the Reformation will be both interesting and profitable. From this work we may gain some knowledge of what has been accomplished in the past in the great work of reform. We can see how God poured light into the minds of those who searched His Word, how much the men ordained and sent forth by Him were willing to suffer for the truth’s sake, and how hard it is for the great mass of mankind to renounce their errors and to receive and obey the teachings of the Scriptures. During the winter evenings, when our children were young, we read from this history with the deepest interest. We made it a practice to read instructive and interesting books with the Bible, in the family circle, and our children were always happy as we thus entertained them. Thus we prevented a restless desire to be out in the street with young companions, and at the same time cultivated in them a taste for solid reading.” –Ellen G. White in the Review and Herald, Dec. 26, 1882. 

Now for the first time in audio, listen to the stories of these heroes and faithful servants of God to whom we owe a great deal!

Volume 1 (Books 1-4)

Book 1 – State of Europe Before the Reformation (9 Chapters)
(Audio, Total Run Time: 04:49:01)

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Book 2 – The Youth, Conversion, and Early Labours of Luther 1483-1517 (11 Chapters)
(Audio, Total Run Time: 03:38:18)

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Book 3 – The Indulgences and the Theses 1517-May, 1518 (11 Chapters)
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Book 4 – Luther Before the Legate – May to December 1518 (11 Chapters)
(Audio, Total Run Time: 03:16:00)

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Volume 2 (Books 5-8)

Book 5 – The Leipsic Disputation – 1519 (8 Chapters)
(Audio, Total Run Time: 02:33:06)

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Book 6 – The Papal Bull 1520 (12 Chapters)

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Book 7 – The Diet of Worms – 1521, January to May (11 Chapters)

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Book 8 – The Swiss 1484-1522 (14 Chapters)

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Volume 3 (Books 9-12)

Book 9 – First Reforms -1521 and 1522 (12 Chapters)

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Book 10 – Agitation, Reverses, and Progress 1522-1526 (14 Chapters)

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Book 11 – Switzerland – Germany 1523-1527 (14 Chapters)

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Book 12 – The French 1500-1526 (15 Chapters)

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Volume 4 (Books 13-16)

Book 13 – The Protest and the Conference 1526-1529 (7 Chapters)

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Book 14 – The Augsburg Confession – 1530 (12 Chapters)

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Book 15 – Switzerland – Conquests 1526-1530 (9 Chapters)

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Book 16 – Switzerland – Catastrophe 1528-1531 (10 Chapters)

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Volume 5 (Books 17-20)

Book 17 – England Before the Reformation (13 Chapters)

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Book 18 – The Revival of the Church (12 Chapters)

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Book 19 – The English New Testament and the Court of Rome (11 Chapters)

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Book 20 – The Two Divorces (14 Chapters)

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About Jean Henri Merle d’Aubigne

Jean Henri Merle d’Aubigne (1794–1872) was born in Geneva. He studied theology at the Académie de Genève. He was ordained in 1817, and moved to Berlin to study at the University of Berlin under August Neander. An 1817 celebration of Martin Luther’s life inspired him to write A History of the Reformation.

In 1818, Jean Henri Merle d’Aubigne became minister at the French Reformed Church in Hamburg, where he remained until he became pastor of a church in Brussels from 1823 to 1830. He returned to Geneva in 1831 to help found the theological seminary there, and became professor of church history. The 5-volume History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century was published in French between 1835 and 1853, and The History of the Reformation in Europe in the Time of Calvin was published between 1863 and 1878, the last three volumes published posthumously. During his lifetime, Jean Henri Merle d’Aubigne received honorary doctorates from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) and the University of Berlin.

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