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Peter Canisius and the Protestants

A Model of Ecumenical Dialogue?

Hilmar M. Pabel

strength to the support of religion, “which was suffering tremendously as a result of the treacherous cunning of the Protestants.” 4 In 1897, Leo XIII hailed Canisius as a defender of Catholic youth from a “twofold plague” that arose when a “massive loss of faith and a perversion of morals” gave rise to

Jeongran Yoon

anti-communism rooted in authoritarianism and a staunch refusal to compromise. From the mid-to-late 1950s, however, South Korean Protestants would reconstitute their anti-communism. In this era, they saw their struggle as a competition between systems, not simply one to eradicate the North Korean

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Edited by Jason Zuidema

Although French-speaking Canadians have largely been Roman Catholic, there has been a small, but significant Protestant minority among them for much of their history. Several important studies on these Protestants have appeared in French or in short articles in English, but there is no broader survey in English. Based on significant archival study, a fresh reading of printed texts and the work of a generation of historians, this collection of essays brings together the work of leading scholars in the field to bring reasoned perspective on various narratives of the history of this often forgotten religious minority. This collection highlights international and inter-confessional networks, the various stages of external and internal mission, the periods of growth and decline, and the cultural and political heritage of these Protestants.

Protestant Politics

Jacob Sturm (1489-1553) and the German Reformation

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Thomas A. Brady Jr.

Protestant Politics presents a new interpretation of the impact of the Protestant Reformation on the political culture and government of the Holy Roman Empire. It arose from a desire to re-examine this subject, which was long dominated by the views of Leopold von Ranke (1795-1886), in the light of two recent developments: the liberation of pre-modern European history from its long domination by the idea of the nation-state, and the recognition of the Reformation as a social movement. Protestant Politics is also the first narrative of the German Reformation, based on original sources, in more than half-a-century.
The particular approach of Protestant politics is to map the collision of the relatively unified Protestant movement with the dispersed, multi-layered structure of authority and power in the late medieval Holy Roman Empire. The narrative thread, which holds together the story's levels - local, provincial, regional, and Imperial - is the career of Jacob Sturm (1489-1553) of Strasbourg, the leading Protestant urban politician of the era. The rhythm of his career from a heritage of local autonomy through the great Peasants' War of 1525 to the trans-regional Protestant alliance (1531-47), and then back again to the local and provincial politics of the 1550s, mirrors the political career of German Protestantism from its explosive beginnings through expansion, defeat, and a loss of dynamism. This process, shaped by the peculiar political structures and traditions of the Empire - not the theology of Martin Luther - is responsible for German Protestantism' failure to develop a revolutionary potential similar to those of the French, English, and Netherlandish Protestant movements.
Protestant Politics is written for historians and for students and readers of history at all levels. The quotes from original sources are all put into English, and basis of interpretation is explained in a lengthy introduction.
Protestant Politics is a revisionist work on politics and religion in Germany. It will be of interest to students of German history, late medieval and early modern German history, German historiography, and religion and politics.

Andrew T. Coates

Introduction: Methods and Key Terms for the Study of Protestant Images What is Protestant art? To many people, this question might seem like a non-starter. Protestants generally prefer to portray themselves as “people of the Word” rather than people of the image. That is, Protestant self

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Andrew T. Coates

Introduction: Methods and Key Terms for the Study of Protestant Images What is Protestant art? To many people, this question might seem like a non-starter. Protestants generally prefer to portray themselves as “people of the Word” rather than people of the image. That is, Protestant self

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Andrew T. Coates

What is Protestant Art? presents an introduction to Protestant visual culture from the Reformation to the present. Examining historical images as evidence of changing practices and attitudes, Andrew T. Coates explores three major themes in the history of Protestant visual culture: 1) the religious work of images, 2) the relationship between word and image, 3) the power of the Bible and its visual representation. The book analyses images such as prints, paintings, maps of the ‘Holy Land,’ and Bible illustrations to demonstrate the broad range of images that could be classified as Protestant ‘art.’ This work argues that the variety of images and visual practices throughout Protestant history might better be described by the term ‘visual culture’ than ‘art.’

Raiser, Konrad

1.1. “Protestantism” is a general term for the form of Christianity that originated with the 16th-century Reformation. It carries a specific reference to the “Protestatio” that the Evangelical princes presented at the Second Diet of Speyer in 1529. After that event the opponents of the Reformation

Various Authors & Editors

China and Protestant Missions
Humanities

Books, periodicals, almanacs, Christian literature, catechisms, apologetics, hymn books, prayer books, biographies, and dictionaries relating to Protestant missionary work in China and covering such subjects as the history of the Christian Church as well as Western history, geography, science, and technology in general. Collection contains mostly 19th-century books in Chinese, authored and published by Protestant missions in China.

This collection is also included in the China and Protestant Missions collection.