Protestants: A History from Wittenberg to Pennsylvania 1517 – 1740

Protestants: A History from Wittenberg to Pennsylvania 1517 – 1740
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Date: 2010-10-11
ISBN-10: 140515084X
ISBN-13: 9781405150842
Language: English
Pages: 280
Added: 2013-08-19 15:40:06

Protestants: A History from Wittenberg to Pennsylvania, 1517-1740 presents a comprehensive thematic history of the rise and influence of the branches of Christianity that emerged out of the Protestant Reformation.

  • Represents the only English language single-volume survey of the rise of early modern Protestantism from its Lutheran beginnings in Germany to its spread to America
  • Offers a thematic approach to Protestantism by tracing its development within the social, political, and cultural context of early modern Europe
  • Introduces innovative argument that the central dynamic of Protestantism was not its struggle with Catholicism but its own inner dynamic
  • Breaks from traditional scholarship by arguing that the rise of Reformation Protestantism lasted at least two centuries
  • Unites Old World and New World Protestant histories

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