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Protestantism after 500 Years
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Protestantism after 500 Years

Thomas Albert Howard and Mark A. Noll

Abstract

The 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation will be widely marked on October 31, 2017, the conventional dating of Martin Luther’s famous 95 Theses. Countries, movements, churches, universities, and other institutions shaped by Protestantism face a daunting question: How should the Reformation be remembered five hundred years after the fact? Like the marking of Columbus’s voyages in 1992, this anniversary occasion will no doubt bring into public view longstanding scholarly debates, interpretations, and their revisions—along with a host of stock historical images, lingering confessional ... More

Keywords: Quincentennial, Reformation, Protestantism, ecumenism, theology, Martin Luther, confessionalism, 95 Theses, sola scriptura, Bible

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190264789
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264789.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Albert Howard, editor
Professor of History and the Humanities and Phyllis and Richard Duesenberg Chair in Christian Ethics, Valparaiso University

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

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