The circus leading up to the Reformation

“The fifteenth century was the great age of preachers who moved through cities and towns, not only encouraging the people to reform their lives but also providing a good deal of entertainment” [Bruce Gordon, Calvin (Yale University Press: 2009), 11].

2 responses to this post.

  1. Paul: The worst thing as a preacher is when I’m entertaining and I don’t mean to be!

  2. Posted by James Sizemore on October 8, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    Preachers throughout history have always been accused of being entertainers & this was LONG before television ministry. People would come from miles around to be entertained by George Whitfield and his charismatic preaching. However, those same people would leave different than when they came.

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