How did the Reformers view their own History? with Alan Ford
From Simon Barnett
The reformers were faced with many challenges, but one that is often forgotten was the need to justify their actions historically. How did it come about that the church needed reform? To what image were they looking back as their model for reform? How did their view of history affect the way they presented their religious vision?
These are the questions that Professor Alan Ford asks as we reflect on how we remember the Reformation of the early sixteenth century today.
This video is an excerpt from a seminar – Remembering the Reformation - held in Nottingham in May 2017 to commemorate the fifth centenary of the Reformation. For the other speakers’ contributions and the hour of discussion which followed, please search for Remembering the Reformation 1517 - 2017.