Ryrie, Protestants

Sam and I wrap up our third season by considering some of the legacies of the Protestant Reformation: from democracy and free inquiry to religious pluralism and secularization to the notion that Protestants are “reformed and always reforming” (and why that means you should all buy The Pietist Option).

Featured Book

Alec Ryrie, Protestants: The Faith That Made the Modern World

Other Readings

Brad Gregory, The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society

________, Rebel in the Ranks: Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Conflicts That Continue to Shape Our World

Dale Van Kley, “Where the Rot Started?“, Books & Culture, March/April 2012

Craig Harline, A World Ablaze: The Rise of Martin Luther and the Birth of the Reformation

Russell Moore, “The Reformation at 500,” The National Review, June 20, 2017

Chris Gehrz, “Reformed and Always Reforming… Even 499 Years Later,” The Anxious Bench, Oct. 25, 2016

Finally, we didn’t get a chance to discuss it, but as a coda to the whole season… read Marilynne Robinson, “The Luther Legend,” The New Republic, Dec. 12, 2017.

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