Protestantism, Third Edition explores the origins, customs, and history of Protestantism, from its beginnings in the Middle Ages to its role in today's world. Current issues, such as the development of new religious denominations, its stance on abortion, the ordination of gays and women, and the relationship between religion and politics, are explored within the framework of the fundamental moral tenets of the faith. This accessible volume also examines the political diversity among people of the Protestant faith.
Stephen F. Brown is chairperson of the theology department at Boston College. He has edited several volumes on medieval philosophy and theology, including Philosophical Writings by William Ockham and On Faith and Reason by St. Thomas Aquinas.
Introduction to the Protestant world; The origins of Protestantism; The history of Protestantism; Branches of Protestantism and their basic beliefs; Rites of passage; The impact of Protestantism; Protestantism's new challenges.