The Blackwell Companion to Protestantism / Edition 1

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This Companion brings together new contributions from internationally renowned scholars in order to examine the past, present and future of Protestantism.
  • Co-edited by leading Protestant theologians Alister E. McGrath and Darren C. Marks, with contributions from internationally renowned scholars.
  • Opens with an investigation into the formation of Protestant identity across Europe, North America, Asia, Australasia and Africa.
  • Includes coverage of leading Protestant thinkers, such as Luther, Calvin, Schleiermacher and Barth.
  • Considers the interaction of Protestantism with different areas of modern life, including the arts, politics, the law and science.
  • Debates the future of Protestantism in both Western and non-Western settings.
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"The value of the work lies in the amount of information it contains, and in the readiness of the many writers, coming from many denominations (Anglican and other) to identify themselves as convinced, though self-critical, Protestants. It will be a tonic to those who have got used to hearing 'Protestant' treated as a dirty word."
Roger Beckwith, Oxford, Anglican Evangelical Journal for Theology and Mission
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405157469
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Series: Wiley Blackwell Companions to Religion Series , #26
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Alister E. McGrath is Professor of Historical Theology at Oxford University, and Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, Oxford. He is a world-renowned theologian, and is the author of numerous bestselling titles available through Blackwell Publishing, including Christian Theology: An Introduction (4th edition, 2007), Christian Theology Reader (3rd edition, 2007), and Dawkins’ God (2005).

Darren C. Marks is Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Huron University College and in the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Western Ontario. He is the author of numerous articles in systematic theology and Canadian ecclesiastical history, and is the editor of Shaping a Global Theological Mind (2007) and the forthcoming Justifying God: A Theology of Sin.

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Table of Contents

Contributors     ix
Foreword   Alister E. McGrath   Darren C. Marks     xiv
Introduction: Protestantism - the Problem of Identity   Alister E. McGrath   Darren C. Marks     1
The Formation of Protestant Identity: History and Ideology     21
European Protestantism
Protestantism in German-speaking Lands to the Present Day   Randall C. Zachman     23
Shapers of Protestantism: Martin Luther   Graham Tomlin     40
Shapers of Protestantism: John Calvin   Alister E. McGrath     53
Shapers of Protestantism: F. D. E. Schleiermacher   Nicholas Adams     66
Shapers of Protestantism: Karl Barth   John Webster     83
English Protestantism to the Present Day   Gerald Bray     96
Scottish Protestantism to the Present Day   Kenneth B. E. Roxburgh     109
Welsh Protestantism to the Present Day   D. Densil Morgan     120
Irish Protestantism to the Present Day   Alan Ford     123
Nordic Protestantism to the Present Day   Aasulv Lande     130
Protestantism in the Netherlands to the Present Day   Peter van Rooden     147
Protestantism in Eastern Europe to the PresentDay   Parush Parushev   Toivo Pilli     155
French Protestantism to the Present Day   Alister E. McGrath     161
Italian Protestantism to the Present Day   Alister E. McGrath     163
North American Protestantism
Protestantism in the United States of America to the Present Day   John Corrigan     165
Shapers of Protestantism: Jonathan Edwards   Stephen R. Holmes     181
Canadian Protestantism to the Present Day   Darren C. Marks     189
Asia and Australasia
Indian Protestantism to the Present Day   Ivan Morris Satyavrata     201
South-East Asian Protestantism to the Present Day   Hwa Yung     206
Japanese Protestantism to the Present Day   Nozomu Miyahira     210
Korean Protestantism to the Present Day   Young-Gi Hong     216
Chinese Protestantism to the Present Day   Carver T. Yu     222
Protestantism in Australia, New Zealand and Oceania to the Present Day   Ian Breward     232
African Protestantism to the Present Day   John S. Pobee     239
Protestantism and Present Identity: Relations and Influence     249
Protestantism and its Relations
Protestantism and the Bible   R. Kendall Soulen     251
Protestantism and the Arts   Trevor Hart     268
Protestantism and Politics, Economics, and Sociology   J. Philip Wogaman     287
Protestantism, Law and Legal Thought   John Witte Jr.     298
Protestantism and the Sciences   Ted Peters     306
Protestantism and its Influence
Protestantism and Liberalism   Mark D. Chapman     322
Protestantism and Feminism   Cynthia L. Rigby     332
Protestantism and Fundamentalism   William V. Trollinger Jr.     344
Protestantism and Racism   Paul R. Griffin     357
Protestantism and Judaism   Clark M. Williamson     372
Protestantism and Spirituality   Bradley P. Holt     382
Protestantism and Missions   Werner Ustorf     392
The Future of Protestantism     403
The Future of Protestantism: Ecumenism and the Mainline Denominations   Alan D. Falconer     405
The Future of Protestantism: Evangelicalism   Mark A. Noll     421
The Future of Protestantism: The Rise of Pentecostalism   Allan Anderson     439
The Future of Protestantism: Postmodernity   Graham Ward      453
The Future of Protestantism: The Non-Western Protestant World   Allan Anderson     468
Index     483
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