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Lukas Media LLC The Spreading Flame Part 5: The Reformation Comes of Age, DVD

This episode of The Spreading Flame series takes us to Switzerland and Geneva, the capital of reformed thinking in the sixteenth century. There, the man who stamped his authority on the theology of Protestantism had fled from his native France. If Martin Luther was the one who gave the Reformation birth, John Calvin was the one who gave it growth and stability. We see the progress of the Reformation in England after the death of Henry VIII. We recount the martyrdom of the three immortal reformers--Nicholas Ridley, Hug Latimer and Thomas Cranmer. Even today, 400 years on, their witness unto death is a testimony to faithfulness and honour. The story ends with accounts of two of the most infamous periods in Reformation history--one in Scotland, the other in France. Approx. 80 minutes.
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Review 1 for The Spreading Flame Part 5: The Reformation Comes of Age, DVD
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AN EXTREMELY VALUABLE PART FIVE--AND SERIES!

Date:February 17, 2013
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Carolyn Johnson
Location:Golden Valley, MN
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I just finished this last part of this completely worthy series of Reformation history. In my opinion, Part 5 has much material probably unknown to most Protestants, and is the "deepest" part of the series. I already knew much about John Calvin, but especially appreciated the emphasis that the Institutes' strong points are: their starting with God, and not man (in contract to most theological works), and their speaking to the heart of the reader. Then the section on the Huguenots gave the extremely sad history of what they went through; I'll never forget it. The same for the material on The Oxford Martyrs (Latimer, Ridley, and Cranmer). They are no longer just familiar names to me. Finally, the history of The Covenanters in Scotland was the least familiar to me. A very detailed, valuable historical account.
This entire series not only impacted my mind, it strongly affected my spirit. So much suffering--but with strong results, spiritually. I thank God for every one of these reformers!
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Review 2 for The Spreading Flame Part 5: The Reformation Comes of Age, DVD
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Date:April 8, 2010
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Margaret Ketler
Well worth buying! I am amazed at what others went through so that we can live our lives so freely worshiping our God and Saviour.
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Review 3 for The Spreading Flame Part 5: The Reformation Comes of Age, DVD
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Date:December 22, 2009
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Greg Beauchamp
I am reviewing the five dvd collection of "The Spreading Flame", not just one segment of it- Every Christian should know the history of the church and how we got to where we are today-This is a great place to start that journey of finding out- Very well done from start to finish- Highly recommended!
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Review 4 for The Spreading Flame Part 5: The Reformation Comes of Age, DVD
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Date:October 24, 2009
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Steve Burnham
Very informative conclusion to the set. Calvins perspective for his writtings every christian should know.
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Review 5 for The Spreading Flame Part 5: The Reformation Comes of Age, DVD
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Date:July 31, 2007
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Daniel Smith
I think it was nice DVD, but it was wee bit biased. It made the Protestants look like saints and made Catholics look like devils. I think it had some good facts, but just too biased at times.
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