Christianity's Dangerous Idea: The Protestant Revolution--A History from the Sixteenth Century to the Twenty-First

Christianity's Dangerous Idea: The Protestant Revolution--A History from the Sixteenth Century to the Twenty-First


The "dangerous inspiration" mendacity on the center of Protestantism is that the translation of the Bible is each one individual's correct and accountability. The unfold of this precept has ended in years of outstanding innovation and suppleness, however it has additionally created cultural incoherence and social instability. with none overarching authority to rein in "wayward" proposal, opposing facets on arguable matters can purely attract the Bible—yet the Bible is open to many assorted interpretations. Christianity's harmful Idea is the 1st ebook that makes an attempt to outline this center component to Protestantism and the non secular and cultural dynamic that this risky thought unleashed, culminating within the impressive new advancements of the 20th century.

At a time while Protestants will quickly stop to be the main religion culture within the usa, McGrath's landmark reassessment of the circulate and its destiny is well-timed. Replete with beneficial modern day examples that specify the prior, McGrath brings to existence the Protestant activities and personalities that formed background and the relevant Christian concept that maintains to dramatically impression international occasions today.

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