Reformer of Basel was listed by Doug Wilson as April’s Book of the Month.
He says, “This might seem like an odd book to get excited about (at least to some), but I have wanted to see a book like this for years. In Reformer of Basel, Diane Poythress has given us a very fine introduction to the life and influence of John Oecolampadius, the great Reformer of Basel…I call them the lost Reformers. Men like Luther and Calvin are the A team, and men like John Knox are right behind them. The B team would be men like Zwingli, Bucer, and Bullinger — the names are generally known to those who know the period at all, but not a lot is known about them.And then . . . the lost Reformers. I speak here about Junius, Tremellius, Ursinus, and Oecolampadius. Then there are the Reformers out in the deep weeds, men like Wolfgang Musculus, not to mention that other notable Wolfgang, a gent with the last name of Capito.