Author(s): C. Scott Dixon

Published Online: 3 AUG 2010

Print ISBN: 9781405150842

Online ISBN: 9781444328103

DOI: 10.1002/9781444328103

About this Book

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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