Nobody Expects the Italian Reformation (link corrected)

But it happened, briefly and the good news here is that it’s back. Andrea Ferrari is a pastor of the Reformed Congregation in Milan, Italy. He’s also an author who has written (in English!) on one of the more significant Italian Reformed theologians, John Diodati (1576–1649). Here are two posts to introduce you to Diodati’s life and work.

Part 1

Part 2

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  • R. Scott Clark
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    R.Scott Clark is the President of the Heidelberg Reformation Association, the author and editor of, and contributor to several books and the author of many articles. He has taught church history and historical theology since 1997 at Westminster Seminary California. He has also taught at Wheaton College, Reformed Theological Seminary, and Concordia University. He has hosted the Heidelblog since 2007.

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  1. Among its weaponry is surprise… surprise, ruthless efficiency, and an almost fanatical opposition to the Pope! ; )

  2. Many thanks for this good news.

    Having lived in Popery’s backyard (Naples) for two years, this indeed is tremendous news.

    Once upon a time, there was a Reformation-attempt in Naples. The Neapolitan Reformers’ hymns and sermons were specimens of biblical grandeur and beauty. And–then–came that odious, malignant, and murderous Cardinal of Naples, Cardinal Caraffa. He crushed them. He later fleeted up to be a Pope and an Anti-Christ of the first order magnitude.

    May the work in Italy be blessed.

    Given that we have been blessed by St. Paul’s Epistle to the Romans and even the blessings from the early churches at Rome, may we return the favour by proclaiming Christ’s Gospel.

    All best wishes and prayers also.

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