Luther and Other Leaders of the Reformation
by John Tulloch
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John Tulloch, a beloved professor at the University of St Andrews, was a moderate
liberal theologian who sought to reconcile the insights of higher criticism of the Bible
with the tenets of Christian orthodoxy. For example, Tulloch had published a critical
essay in response to Ernest Renan, who had read Scripture so reductionistically that he
denied the divinity of Christ and the existence of miracles. This work, Luther and
Other Leaders of the Reformation, traces the origins and unfolding of the Protestant
Reformation across Europe. As well as Luther and Calvin, Tulloch recounts the
involvement of Knox, Hus, Wycliffe, and even some of the pre-Reformers in bringing on
the reformation of the Catholic Church. Luther’s career and character were of particular
interest to Tulloch, and the scholar includes an in-depth examination of Luther’s life and