Martin Bucer: Reformer seeking Christ’s reign

Revd Dr Peter Naylor

Martin Bucer was a distinguished minister and theologian of the Reformation. Having understood the Gospel from Luther, he served the Lord for about 25 years in Strasbourg. John Calvin testified to his ‘singularly acute and remarkably clear judgment’ and his intense ‘desire to propagate the Gospel’. He laboured to unite Lutherans and Swiss Reformers. He was ‘tormented’ with care over the peace of the Church. Finally, he became an exile in England, where he worked until his death for the Reformation here. What can we learn from this servant of God?