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Protestantism
     

Protestantism

by Bender Richardson White, Stephen F. Brown, Joanne O'Brien (Contribution by), Martin Palmer
 

Protestantism, Third Edition explores the origins, customs, and history of Protestantism, from its beginnings in the 16the century to its role in today's world. Current issues, such as birth control, abortion, the ordination of homosexuals and women, and the relationship between religion and politics, are explored within the framework of the fundamental moral

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Protestantism, Third Edition explores the origins, customs, and history of Protestantism, from its beginnings in the 16the century to its role in today's world. Current issues, such as birth control, abortion, the ordination of homosexuals and women, and the relationship between religion and politics, are explored within the framework of the fundamental moral tenets of the faith. This accessible volume also examines the political diversity among people of the Protestant faith.

Almost from the start of civilization more than 10,000 years ago, religion has shaped human history. Today more than half the world's population adhere to a major religion or indigenous spiritual tradition. In societies through-out the world, increasing ethnic and cultural diversity has led to a variety of religions being practiced side by side. This makes it vital that we understand as much as we can about the world's religions.

Rigorously nonsectarian, the books in the World Religions series offer clear, accessible overviews of the major religious traditions of our time, including

Geographical distribution

Origins and history

Central beliefs, rituals, and sacred sites

Contributions to world civilization

Carefully chosen photographs complement the text, and sidebars, a map, fact file, glossary, bibliography, further reading, and index are included to help readers gain a more complete understanding of the subject at hand.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604131123
Publisher:
Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Series:
Chelsea House World Religions Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
881,801
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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