The Protestant Reformation looks at one of the greatest upheavals of the Western world. It starts with the context of the time and the provocation of Indulgences. It goes on to explain Luther's protest, its theological implications, how the protest escalated, and the Catholic Church's response. It concludes with an analysis of how the Reformation helped launch the modern age. The Best One-Hour History series is for those who want a quick but coherent overview of major historical events. It will also serve those who need a competent high-level introduction before going further. Each volume provides a clear and concise account of the episode under discussion. In about an hour, the reader will obtain a well-grounded understanding of why each subject holds iconic status in Western Civilization.
Robert Freeman's reputation for clarity in summing up historical events is legendary. His classes score among the highest in the nation on the College Board Advanced Placement Exams. He is formerly Vice President of International Marketing at Sybase, one of the largest software companies in the world, and is the founder of One Dollar For Life, a national non-profit that enables high school students to build schools in the developing world for a dollar. He holds a B.S. from Santa Clara University and an MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business.