Some reading for Reformation Day
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Some reading for Reformation Day

Here is a by no means exhaustive or comprehensive but simply occasional set of links to some reading from yours truly that might be of interest to readers of the PowerBlog this Reformation Day…


“The further reformation of all of life,” Acton Commentary, October 31, 2017.

“The Secularization of Vocation,” Public Discourse, October 30, 2017.

“The Church’s Social Witness and the Further Work of the Reformation,” Journal of Christian Legal Thought 5, no. 2 (Fall 2015): 11-16.

“Doing much good in the world,” Christian History, no. 110, 2014.

“The Ecumenical Challenge of Catholicity,” Journal of Christian Legal Thought 3, no. 2 (Fall 2013): 4-5.

“Calvin, Conversions, and Catholicity,” First Things, July 10, 2009.


(With Cornelis van der Kooi) “The Moral Status of Wealth Creation in Early-Modern Reformed Confessions,” Reformation & Renaissance Review (2019).

(With W. Bradford Littlejohn) “European Calvinism: Church Discipline,” European History Online (2013).


“Review Essay: The Reformation of Vocation,”Journal of Markets & Morality 20, no. 2 (Fall 2017): 325-341.

“Natural Law and Protestantism—A Review Essay,” Christian Scholar’s Review 41, no. 2 (Winter 2012): 193-209.

Review of Brad S. Gregory, The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society (Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2012) in Calvin Theological Journal 47, no. 2 (November 2012): 349–53.

Jordan J. Ballor

Jordan J. Ballor (Dr. theol., University of Zurich; Ph.D., Calvin Theological Seminary) is director of research at the Center for Religion, Culture & Democracy, an initiative of the First Liberty Institute. He has previously held research positions at the Acton Institute and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and has authored multiple books, including a forthcoming introduction to the public theology of Abraham Kuyper. Working with Lexham Press, he served as a general editor for the 12 volume Abraham Kuyper Collected Works in Public Theology series, and his research can be found in publications including Journal of Markets & Morality, Journal of Religion, Scottish Journal of Theology, Reformation & Renaissance Review, Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Faith & Economics, and Calvin Theological Journal. He is also associate director of the Junius Institute for Digital Reformation Research at Calvin Theological Seminary and the Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity & Politics at Calvin University.