The Protestant Revolution: From Martin Luther to Martin Luther King Jr.

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Random House, Aug 31, 2011 - History - 304 pages
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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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Contents

FOREWORD
i
1
xiv
A NEW PIETY
xix
HUMANISM
xxi
2
xxvi
CHALLENGING THE CHURCH
xxviii
TWO TYPES OF REFORM
xxxv
REFORMATION IN SWITZERLAND
xxxviii
THE SECOND GREAT AWAKENING
cxxxiv
METHODISM
cxxxv
JOHN WESLEY
cxxxviii
GEORGE WHITEFIELD
cxl
JONATHAN EDWARDS
cxlii
PIETISM
cxlv
LATER AND LONGTERM EFFECTS OF THE GREAT AWAKENINGS
cxlviii
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cli

REFORMATION IN GERMANY
xlvii
LUTHERS LEGACY
l
3
liii
DEVELOPMENTS IN SPAIN AND ITALY
lix
REFORMATION IN FRANCE
lxi
REFORMATION IN THE NETHERLANDS
lxvi
REFORMATION IN THE BRITISH ISLES
lxxiii
REFORMATION IN CENTRAL EUROPE
lxxxv
THE OUTCOME IN EUROPE
lxxxix
4
xci
THE THIRTY YEARS WAR
xciii
AFTERMATH OF THE THIRTY YEARS WAR
c
CLASHES BETWEEN CROWN AND CHURCH
cvii
SURVIVORS OF THE RESTORATION
cxi
QUAKERS
cxiii
PILGRIMS
cxviii
ARMINIUS V GROTIUS
cxxi
AN UNEASY PEACE
cxxiv
5
cxxvi
DEISM
cxxviii
UNITARIANISM
cxxix
THE FIRST GREAT AWAKENING
cxxxii
THE HOLINESS MOVEMENT
cliv
ABOLITIONISM
clviii
THE SOCIAL GOSPEL MOVEMENT
clxix
WALTER RAUSCHENBUSCH
clxxii
LIBERALISM
clxxv
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clxxxi
RACIAL SUPERIORITY AND THE BIBLE
clxxxiii
RACE IN THE UNITED STATES
clxxxv
RACE IN SOUTH AFRICA
cxcvi
SCIENCE AND THE BIBLE
cci
LIBERAL AND MODERNIST INFLUENCES
ccv
FUNDAMENTALISM
ccviii
CONCLUSIONS
ccxvi
GLOSSARY OF NAMES
ccxxii
FURTHER READING
cclxvi
INDEX
cclxxiii
PICTURE CREDITS
ccxcviii
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
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About the author (2011)

William Naphy is Senior Lecturer and Director of Teaching and Learning in the School of Divinity, History & Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen. He is the author of several books, including Born to be Gay: a History of Homosexuality; Sex Crimes: From Renaissance to Enlightenment; and Plagues, Poisons and Potions. He lives in Aberdeen.

Tristram Hunt is a lecturer in modern British history at Queen Mary, University of London. He is the author of The English Civil War: At First Hand and the critically acclaimed Building Jerusalem: The Rise and Fall of the Victorian City. A leading British history broadcaster, he has authored numerous radio and television series for the BBC and Channel 4.

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