Gregg Allison and Chris Castaldo, The Unfinished Reformation: What Unites and Divides Catholics and Protestants After 500 Years (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2016), 176 pp., $ 16.99 (ISBN 9780310527930).Among the many books published in the year commemorating the Reformation, The Unfinished Reformation is a small but remarkable book. Gregg Allison and Chris Castaldo attempt to answer the question of whether the Reformation is over. The authors are inspired by a question from one of Tony Lane’s students, who had asked him “to recommend a resource that surveys the commonalities and differences between Roman Catholic and evangelical Protestant theology with reference to the Reformation” (13). Due to the lack of such a resource, Allison and Castaldo have written this book. During their writing, they especially had in mind students and lay members of the church interested in theology.The authors first provide a brief sketch of the Reformation. They are aware that the Reformation of the sixteenth century is an important moment in a long tradition of desiring a renewal of the church. And even what we call ‘the Reformation’ is not a unified movement with Martin Luther as leader, but a collection of disparate movements. Nevertheless, there is a discernible core of
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