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The Resource Protestants : the faith that made the modern world, Alec Ryrie

Protestants : the faith that made the modern world, Alec Ryrie

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Protestants : the faith that made the modern world
Title
Protestants
Title remainder
the faith that made the modern world
Statement of responsibility
Alec Ryrie
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Five hundred years ago, an obscure monk challenged the authority of the pope with a radical new vision of what Christianity could be. The revolution he unwittingly set in motion has toppled governments, upended social norms, and transformed millions of people's understanding of their relationship with God. In this dazzling global history charting five centuries of innovation and change, Alec Ryrie makes the case that the world we live in was indelibly shaped by Protestants. Protestants introduces us to the men and women who defined this quarrelsome faith. Some turned to their newly accessible Bibles to justify bold acts of political opposition, others to support a new understanding of how they should live. Protestants are conditioned to fight for their beliefs, and if you look at any of the great confrontations of the last five centuries, you will find them defining the debate on both sides: for and against monarchy, colonialism, slavery, fascism, communism, temperance, and war. Protestants are people who love God and take on the world. They have set out for all four corners of the globe, embarking on courageous journeys into the unknown to establish new communities and experiment with radical new systems of government-- like the Puritans, Quakers, and Methodists who made their way to our shores. Protestants created America and defined its special brand of entrepreneurial diligence. And today they are making new converts in China, Korea, Africa, and Latin America. This magisterial book by a brilliant scholars of the Reformation makes the case that whether or not you are yourself a Protestant, you live in a world-- and are guided by principles and ideas-- shaped by Protestants
  • Five hundred years ago, an obscure monk challenged the authority of the pope with a radical new vision of what Christianity could be. The revolution he unwittingly set in motion has toppled governments, upended social norms, and transformed millions of people's understanding of their relationship with God. Ryrie makes the case that the world we live in was indelibly shaped by Protestants, and introduces us to the men and women who defined this quarrelsome faith
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ryrie, Alec
Dewey number
280/.409
Index
index present
LC call number
BX4805.3
LC item number
.R97 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Protestantism
  • Church history
  • Protestantism
  • Church history
  • HISTORY
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Church history
  • Protestantism
Label
Protestants : the faith that made the modern world, Alec Ryrie
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 475-495) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Central Europe in the mid-sixteenth century -- Introduction -- Part I. The Reformation Age. Luther and the fanatics -- Protectors and tyrants -- The failure of Calvinism -- Heretics, martyrs, and witches -- The British maelstrom -- From the waters of Babylon to a city on a hill -- Part II. The modern age. Enthusiasm and its enemies -- Slaves to Christ -- Protestantism's wild west -- The ordeals of liberalism -- Two kingdoms in the Third Reich -- Religious left and religious right -- Part III. The global age. Redeeming South Africa -- Korean in adversity and prosperity -- Chinese Protestantism's long march -- Pentecostalism : an old flame -- Epilogue : the Protestant future
Control code
ocn957636068
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 513 pages
Isbn
9780670026166
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016056692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780670026166
  • (OCoLC)957636068
Label
Protestants : the faith that made the modern world, Alec Ryrie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 475-495) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Central Europe in the mid-sixteenth century -- Introduction -- Part I. The Reformation Age. Luther and the fanatics -- Protectors and tyrants -- The failure of Calvinism -- Heretics, martyrs, and witches -- The British maelstrom -- From the waters of Babylon to a city on a hill -- Part II. The modern age. Enthusiasm and its enemies -- Slaves to Christ -- Protestantism's wild west -- The ordeals of liberalism -- Two kingdoms in the Third Reich -- Religious left and religious right -- Part III. The global age. Redeeming South Africa -- Korean in adversity and prosperity -- Chinese Protestantism's long march -- Pentecostalism : an old flame -- Epilogue : the Protestant future
Control code
ocn957636068
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 513 pages
Isbn
9780670026166
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016056692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780670026166
  • (OCoLC)957636068

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