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

Naphy, William G.

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In 1517 Martin Luther nailed 95 criticisms of the Catholic Church to the door of his local church. In doing so he released the revolutionary force of individualism, and this legacy continues to shape much of our modern world. This tells how the heritage of the Reformation is all around us, '...in an unending cycle of political, social, and economic change'.

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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. his is the story of the Reformation and its lasting legacy in effect, how Protestantism created the modern world.

Book Details

Author Naphy, William G.
Format PB
Publisher Ebury Press
Imprint BBC Books
Number of Pages 320
Illustrations Illustrations (chiefly col.), ports. (chiefly col.)
Publish Date 7/08/2008
Catalogue Oct19
Catalogue book number 276