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Protestantism after 500 Years, Paperback / softback Book

Protestantism after 500 Years Paperback / softback

Edited by Thomas Albert Howard, Mark A. Noll


The world stands before a landmark date: October 31, 2017, the quincentennial of the Protestant Reformation.

Countries, social movements, churches, universities, seminaries, and other institutions shaped by Protestantism face a daunting question: how should the Reformation be commemorated 500 years after the fact?

Protestantism has been credited for restoring essential Christian truth, blamed for disastrous church divisions, and invoked as the cause of modernliberalism, capitalism, democracy, individualism, modern science, secularism, and so much else.

In this volume, scholars from a variety of disciplines come together to answer the question of commemoration and put some of the Reformation's larger themes and trajectories of influence into historical and theological perspective.

Protestantism after 500 Years? examines the historical significance of the Reformation and considers how we might expand and enrich the ongoing conversation about Protestantism's impact.

The contributors to this volume conclude that we must remember theReformation not only because of the enduring, sometimes painful religious divisions that emerged from this era, but also because a historical understanding of the Reformation has been a key factor towards promoting ecumenical progress through communication and mutual understanding.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Church history
  • ISBN: 9780190264796



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