The Protestant Reformation of the Church and the World

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John Witte, Jr., Amy Wheeler
  • Louisville, KY: 
    Westminster John Knox Press
    , September
     320 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


From a distinguished assembly of twelve internationally acclaimed scholars comes this rich, interdisciplinary study that explores the Protestant Reformation and its resultant effects on the church as well as the world.

The Reformation extended from the church to revolutionize art, music, literature, architecture, and aesthetics and transformed economics, trade, and banking; these transformations shifted power away from the church to the state as they unleashed radical new campaigns for freedom, equality, democracy, and constitutional order.

Each contributor to this volume draws on distinctive methods and themes in an effort to understand the Reformation on its own complex terms, as well as to reconstruct its teachings and warnings for our day.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

John Witte Jr. is Woodruff University Professor of Law, McDonald Distinguished Professor, and Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University.

Amy Wheeler is Associate Editor and Director's Associate in the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University. She is coeditor of The Equal-Regard Family and Its Friendly Critics.


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