The Protestant Revolution
From Martin Luther to Martin Luther King Jr.
By (author) William G. Naphy
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Protestant Revolution by William G. Naphy
Book DescriptionWhen 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. This is the story of the Reformation and its lasting legacy - in effect, how Protestantism created the modern world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781846075230
(234mm x 153mm x 23mm)
Imprint: BBC Books
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 7-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author William G. Naphy
Plague, Paperback (January 2004)
This title is a history of the Black Death, the greatest catastrophe in human history which wiped out 50 per cent of Europe's population.
Religion and Superstition in Reformation Europe, Paperback (January 2003)
What, in the 16th and 17th centuries, was "superstition"? Where might it be found and how might it be countered? This text reveals attitudes to prophets, ghosts, saints and demonology, Catholic responses to the Reformation and the apparent presence of "superstition" in the reformed churches.
Plagues, Poisons and Potions, Paperback (January 2002)» View all books by William G. Naphy
Naphy explores outbreaks of plague in the Duchy of Savoy in the 16th and 17th centuries, which were accompanied by the arrest and execution of workers accused of conspiring to spread the disease. This study considers the workers' socio-economic conditions, highlighting a form of "class warfare".
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Author Biography - William G. Naphy
William Naphy is Senior Lecturer and Director of Teaching and Learning in the School of Divinity, History & Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen. He is the author of several books, including Born to be Gay: a History of Homosexuality; Sex Crimes: From Renaissance to Enlightenment; and Plagues, Poisons and Potions. He lives in Aberdeen. Tristram Hunt is a lecturer in modern British history at Queen Mary, University of London. He is the author of The English Civil War: At First Hand and the critically acclaimed Building Jerusalem: The Rise and Fall of the Victorian City. A leading British history broadcaster, he has authored numerous radio and television series for the BBC and Channel 4.
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