Protestants: A History from Wittenberg to Pennsylvania 1517 - 1740

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 16, 2010 - History - 280 pages
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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Contents

A History from Wittenberg to Pennsylvania 15171740 Introduction Law and Gospel
1
A History from Wittenberg to Pennsylvania 15171740 1 Foundations
8
A History from Wittenberg to Pennsylvania 15171740 2 Kingdoms
60
A History from Wittenberg to Pennsylvania 15171740 3 Communities
93
A History from Wittenberg to Pennsylvania 15171740 4 Dominions
128
A History from Wittenberg to Pennsylvania 15171740 5 Revivals
174
A History from Wittenberg to Pennsylvania 15171740 Epilogue Modern Protestants
223
A History from Wittenberg to Pennsylvania 15171740 Endnotes
229
A History from Wittenberg to Pennsylvania 15171740 Index
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C. Scott Dixon is Senior Lecturer at Queen’s University of Belfast, UK. He is the author of numerous books and articles on early modern religious history, including The Reformation and Rural Society (1996) and The Reformation in Germany (2002). Dixon has been the recipient of Alexander von Humboldt research fellowships in association with the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel and the Freie Universität Berlin.

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