Christianity's Dangerous Idea: The Protestant Revolution--A History from the Sixteenth Century to…

Paperback | November 4, 2008

byAlister McGrath

not yet rated|write a review

A New Interpretation of Protestantism and Its Impact on the World

The radical idea that individuals could interpret the Bible for themselves spawned a revolution that is still being played out on the world stage today. This innovation lies at the heart of Protestantism's remarkable instability and adaptability. World-renowned scholar Alister McGrath sheds new light on the fascinating figures and movements that continue to inspire debate and division across the full spectrum of Protestant churches and communities worldwide.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$15.34 online
$19.99 list price (save 23%)
In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

A New Interpretation of Protestantism and Its Impact on the WorldThe radical idea that individuals could interpret the Bible for themselves spawned a revolution that is still being played out on the world stage today. This innovation lies at the heart of Protestantism's remarkable instability and adaptability. World-renowned scholar Al...

From the Jacket

In the Protestant tradition, all individuals have direct access to God without the mediation of priests or institutions to establish boundaries. The "dangerous idea" is that there is no authority apart from the Bible--yet the Bible is open to many diverse interpretations. The result is a colorful five hundred year history of remarkable...

Alister E. McGrath is a historian, biochemist, and Christian theologian born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. A longtime professor at Oxford University, he now holds the chair in theology, ministry, and education at the University of London. He is the author of several books on theology and history, includingChristianity's Dangerous Idea,...

other books by Alister McGrath

C. S. Lewis -- A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet
C. S. Lewis -- A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prop...

Paperback|Mar 1 2016

$20.65 online$23.99list price(save 13%)
Christian Theology: An Introduction
Christian Theology: An Introduction

Paperback|Sep 26 2016

$54.95

Christian Theology: An Introduction
Christian Theology: An Introduction

Paperback|Oct 4 2010

$54.47 online$59.95list price(save 9%)
see all books by Alister McGrath
Format:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.9 inPublished:November 4, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061436860

ISBN - 13:9780061436864

Customer Reviews of Christianity's Dangerous Idea: The Protestant Revolution--A History from the Sixteenth Century to the Twenty-First

Reviews

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

“An original and important book... the most readable introduction to the history, theology and present-day practices of Protestantism.”