Protestantism after 500 Years by Thomas Albert HowardProtestantism after 500 Years by Thomas Albert Howard

Protestantism after 500 Years

EditorThomas Albert Howard, Mark A. Noll

Paperback | August 15, 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 500years 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 theReformation 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 ahistorical understanding of the Reformation is necessary for promoting ecumenical understanding and thinking wisely about the future of Christianity.
Thomas Albert Howard is Professor of History and the Humanities and Phyllis and Richard Duesenberg Chair in Christian Ethics at Valparaiso University. Mark A. Noll is Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame.
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Title:Protestantism after 500 YearsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:August 15, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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"Fifteen leading Christian scholars from four continents, several traditions, and several disciplines address questions regarding the on-going significance of the Protestant Reformation and what the observance of its five hundred years should lead fellow believers to think and do with its manylegacies. These essays pose questions for the necessary, vital, and lively conversations evoked by this anniversary. They provide stimulating answers and directions for the continuing debate." --Robert Kolb, Professor of Systematic Theology Emeritus, Concordia Seminary