Monday Mar 11, 2024

The Reformation in Italy

When we think of the Protestant Reformation, we usually think of countries like Germany, Switzerland, England, and the Netherlands. We rarely think of Italy. And yet, a Reformation started there too, but was quickly crushed by the Roman Catholic Church. What most people don't know is that teachings like justification by faith were not officially condemned by the Roman Catholic Church until 1547. And yet, many people who believed in that teaching in Italy were imprisoned or killed before then. Learn more about the intriguing story of the Italian Reformation as Lucy, Trinity, and Christian talk to Rev. Michael Brown, pastor of Chiesa Riformata Filadelfia in Milan, Italy.

One of the Italian Reformers mentioned in the podcast was Peter Martyr Vermigli. Thanks to the generosity of our friends at Reformation Heritage Books, we awarded a copy of Simonetta Carr's book about Vermigli to one of our listeners. Congratulations, Kate R. from Bronx, NY!

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Pastor Brown's ministry in Italy:

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