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Protestantism: A Very Short Introduction

Mark A. Noll

25 August 2011

ISBN: 9780199560974

192 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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In this fresh and clear history of Protestantism, Mark A. Noll looks at the era from Martin Luther to the present day. Focussing on developments worldwide and including a range of well-known figures including Luther, John Calvin, and F.D.E Schleiermacher, he considers the recent decline of Protestantism in the West and its expansion elsewhere.

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In this fresh and clear history of Protestantism, Mark A. Noll looks at the era from Martin Luther to the present day. Focussing on developments worldwide and including a range of well-known figures including Luther, John Calvin, and F.D.E Schleiermacher, he considers the recent decline of Protestantism in the West and its expansion elsewhere.

  • Explores Protestant movements from their European origins in the early sixteenth century to the present day
  • Integrates both non-Western and Western history to highlight the great worldwide diversity of Protestantism
  • Considers the influence of American Protestants in recent world history and explains why that influence should not be exaggerated
  • Includes contributions from well-known figures such as Martin Luther, John Calvin and F. D. E. Schleiermacher, as well as Karl Barth, Dora Yu, Samuel Ajayi Crowther, and Pandita Ramabai
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over three million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Mark A. Noll, Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History, University of Notre Dame

Mark A. Noll is Francis A. McAnaney Professor in the history department at the University of Notre Dame. His earlier books include studies in the history of evangelical Protestantism, such asThe Rise of Evangelicalism: The Age of Edwards, Whitefield and the Wesleys, as well as American religious history including America's God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln and in the general history of Christianity (Turning Points: Decisive Movements in the History of Christianity).

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1:Reformation beginnings
    2:Protestant christendom
    3:Pietists, the American colonies, evangelicals, and the Enlightenment
    4:Flourishing, flailing, fragmenting
    5:Missionary transformations
    6:Pentecostals, revival, independents
    7:Whither the West?
    8:From everywhere to everywhere
    Glossary
    Further reading
    Index

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