GRAY, Janet Glenn CLARK, Gordon H.
Title: French Huguenots : Anatomy of Courage
Publisher:  Baker Book House, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1981, ISBN:0801037851
Seller ID: 108623
GRAY, Janet Glenn. The French Huguenots : Anatomy of Courage. Grand Rapids,Michigan : Baker Book House, (1981). Pp (6),7-282,(6). Illustrated. 8vo, w hte card covers, lettered in red, orange and blue. "The history and theology of the French Huguenots have received little attention from English-speaking scholars of the Reformation era. The French Huguenots will help change that situation. "It is my purpose," writes the author, "to supply a scholarly, readable, and sympathetic account of the French Huguenots while pursuing the question of how they became lost as a separate religious entity." Shedraws largely on primary sources such as records, journals, letters, and d ocuments. Many illustrations helD make the text live. Extensive documentation and bibliography guide the reader to sources of further information. It is the author's conviction that "the Huguenot;'s primary motivation was religious and that one cannot understand him unless one studies the depth, character, and nature of Calvinism." Thus her introductory chapter on Calvin and Calvinism." (from the back cover). Contents : 1. The early French Reformed church and Geneva. 2. Persecution, resistance, and civil war. 3. St. Bartholomew's Day : inquiry into a massacre. 4. Chaos, regicide, and a Huguenot king. 5. Absolutism leads to the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. Appendices. Very good. 30.00