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Michael Bruening's highly successful dissertation has become a valuable book for students of the Reformation. By focusing on intra-Reformed debates in the Pays de Vaud, "Europe's Crossroads," Bruening differentiates the larger category of Reformed from the subcategory of Calvinist and shows how Calvinism came into its own not by winning, but by losing, the fight for the Vaud Reformation.A focus on politics centers the story on Bern, the politically and militarily dominant Swiss canton. Politics