The Protestant Revolution: From Martin Luther to Martin Luther King Jr.
When Martin Luther nailed 95 criticisms of the Catholic Church to the door of his local church in 1517 he sparked not just a religious Reformation, but an unending cycle of political, social and economic change that continues to this day.
By challenging the authority of the Pope, Luther inadvertently unleashed a revolutionary force: the power of the individual to determine his or her own thoughts and actions. Over four centuries later, the Protestant minister Martin Luther King Jr was acting on the same revolutionary principle when he rejected racial discrimination and spearheaded the US Civil Rights Movement.
The legacy of the Reformation is all around us, influencing our work life, our family life, even our sex life, as well as our political views and sense of national identity. From literature to science, from gay marriage to the 'War on Terror', a vibrant struggle for Protestant principles is alive in Britain, America and the developing world.
This is the story of the Reformation and its lasting legacy - in effect, how Protestantism created the modern world.
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A NEW PIETY
CHALLENGING THE CHURCH
TWO TYPES OF REFORM
REFORMATION IN SWITZERLAND
THE SECOND GREAT AWAKENING
LATER AND LONGTERM EFFECTS OF THE GREAT AWAKENINGS
REFORMATION IN GERMANY
DEVELOPMENTS IN SPAIN AND ITALY
REFORMATION IN FRANCE
REFORMATION IN THE NETHERLANDS
REFORMATION IN THE BRITISH ISLES
REFORMATION IN CENTRAL EUROPE
THE OUTCOME IN EUROPE
THE THIRTY YEARS WAR
AFTERMATH OF THE THIRTY YEARS WAR
CLASHES BETWEEN CROWN AND CHURCH
SURVIVORS OF THE RESTORATION
ARMINIUS V GROTIUS
AN UNEASY PEACE
THE FIRST GREAT AWAKENING
THE HOLINESS MOVEMENT
THE SOCIAL GOSPEL MOVEMENT
RACIAL SUPERIORITY AND THE BIBLE
RACE IN THE UNITED STATES
RACE IN SOUTH AFRICA
SCIENCE AND THE BIBLE
LIBERAL AND MODERNIST INFLUENCES
GLOSSARY OF NAMES
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