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Protestantism after 500 years

Author: Thomas Albert Howard; Mark A Noll
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
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"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? In this volume, leading historians and theologians, Protestant and Catholic, come together to grapple  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2015033530
(OCoLC)920677062
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Albert Howard; Mark A Noll
ISBN: 9780190264819 0190264810 9780190264802 0190264802
OCLC Number: 957615595
Awards: Winner of CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2017.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 361 pages)
Contents: Part I. Looking back. Remembering the Reformation, 1617, 1817, and 1883 : commemoration as an agent of continuity and change / Thomas Albert Howard --
From Gospel to law : the Lutheran Reformation and its impact on legal culture / John Witte Jr. --
Redefining the sacred and the supernatural : how the Protestant Reformation really did disenchant the world / Carlos Eire --
Protestantism and the making of modern science / Peter Harrison --
The Reformation and higher education / Karin Maag --
The Reformation and modernity : explaining the casual nexus / Brad S. Gregory --
Part II. The present. Myth and history in interpreting Protestantism : recent historiographical trends / Matthew Lundin --
Commemorating the Reformation in "post-Christian" Europe? / Herman J. Selderhuis --
What hath Wittenberg to do with Lagos? : sixteenth-century Protestantism and Global South Christianity / Philip Jenkins --
Protestantism comes east : the case of Korea / Sung-Deuk Oak --
Chaotic coherence : sola scriptura and the twentieth-century spread of Christianity / Mark A. Noll --
Part III. Theological considerations. Martin Luther at 500 and the state of global Lutheranism / Sarah Hinlicky Wilson --
Looking ahead by glancing back : John Calvin and Thomas Aquinas on the church / Matthew Levering --
The Reformation and the new ecumenism / Timothy George --
Afterword / Ronald K. Rittgers.
Responsibility: edited by Thomas Albert Howard and Mark A. Noll.

Abstract:

"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? In this volume, leading historians and theologians, Protestant and Catholic, come together to grapple with this question and examine the historical significance of the Reformation. Protestantism has been credited for restoring essential Christian truth, blamed for disastrous church divisions, and invoked as the cause of modern liberalism, capitalism, democracy, individualism, modern science, secularism, and so much else. This book examines the historical significance of the Reformation and considers how we might expand and enrich the ongoing conversation about Protestantism's impact. The contributors conclude that we must remember the Reformation not only because of the enduring, sometimes painful religious divisions that emerged from this era, but also because a historical understanding of the Reformation is necessary for promoting ecumenical understanding and thinking wisely about the future of Christianity"--Provided by publisher.
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Protestantism after 500 Years (edited by Thomas Albert Howard, and Mark A. Noll) constitutes an interesting and valuable way to celebrate the 5th century of Reformation, but also to speak about its Read more...

 
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