Historical Dictionary of the Reformed Churches (Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements Series)

By Robert Benedetto

As its identify implies, the Reformed culture grew out of the sixteenth century Protestant Reformation. The Reformed church buildings reflect on themselves to be the Catholic Church reformed. The move originated within the reform efforts of Huldrych Zwingli (1484-1531) of Zurich and John Calvin (1509-1564) of Geneva. even if the Reformed circulate was once based upon many Protestant leaders, it was once Calvin's tireless paintings as a author, preacher, instructor, and social and ecclesiastical reformer that supplied a considerable physique of literature and an ethos from which the Reformed culture grew. at the present time, the Reformed church buildings are a multicultural, multiethnic, and multinational phenomenon. the second one version of the ancient Dictionary of the Reformed church buildings comprises details at the significant personalities, occasions, proof, activities, and ideology of the Reformed church buildings. this is often performed via a listing of acronyms and abbreviations, a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, a bibliography, and over 800 cross-referenced dictionary entries on leaders, personalities, occasions, evidence, pursuits, and ideology of the Reformed church buildings.

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Harris, 2004 New Age hobbies, via Michael York, 2004 geared up exertions, 2d ed. , by means of James C. Docherty, 2004 Utopianism, by means of James M. Morris and Andrea L. Kross, 2004 Feminism, 2d ed. , via Janet ok. Boles and Diane lengthy Hoeveler, 2004 Jainism, by way of Kristi L. Wiley, 2004 Wittgenstein’s Philosophy, through Duncan Richter, 2004 Schopenhauer’s Philosophy, via David E. Cartwright, 2005 Seventh-day Adventists, via Gary Land, 2005 Methodism, 2d ed. , by way of Charles Yrigoyen Jr. and Susan Warrick, 2005 Sufism, via John Renard, 2005 Sikhism, 2d ed.

1936 Japan: Nation-Wide United Evangelistic flow introduced by way of Toyohiko Kagawa. 1937 Martin Niemoeller, German pastor and chief of the Confessing Church, interned in a focus camp by means of Adolf Hitler (–1945). okay. S. Latourette’s seven-volume A background of the growth of Christianity (–1945). 1938 Scotland: Iona group based through George F. MacLeod and contributors of the Church of Scotland. Muscat and Oman: Reformed Church in the United States undertaking studies 5 conversions in 50 years. CHRONOLOGY 1939 • xxxix global battle II (–1945); the Holocaust.

Simonton geared up the 1st Presbyterian congregation in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, 1862) and the 1st presbytery (1865); he 52 • BRAZIL ordained the 1st Brazilian Protestant minister, the switched over Catholic priest José da Conceição, and based the 1st Protestant seminary (1867). the 1st generations of yankee missionaries got here from the southern Presbyterian church (Presbyterian Church within the usa, PCUS), a few in reality emigrating as a result of the final result of the Civil battle. a few of these Presbyterians held perspectives suitable with the legacy of African slave importation backed through the Portuguese in Brazil and sanctioned through the Brazilian Catholic institution.

Those conferences have been performed as a wide meeting of numerous hundred delegates from japanese Europe, the 3rd international, and the West. In among meetings, the president, normal secretary, and the advisory committee performed the enterprise of the CPC. The Russian Orthodox Church grew to become an more and more renowned member of the convention after its association within the overdue Fifties, and all significant statements have been released within the magazine of the Moscow Patriarchate. The CPC is understood for its longtime aid of Christian-Marxist discussion (see MARXISM AND CHRISTIAN religion) and the demilitarization of either East and West, and its robust competition to the nuclear hands race.

Ecu translations have been produced in Italian (1471), French (NT, 1474), Dutch (OT, 1477), Spanish (1478), and German (Luther’s NT, 1522). In English, Tyndale’s New testomony (1526) was once of fundamental significance. extra translations due to the progress of Christian challenge: Persian (1546), Malay (1629), Tamil (1715), Ashanti (1764), and Bengali (1800). via 1804 Bible translations had seemed in seventy two languages. throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the paintings of the British and international Bible Society (1804) and different Bible societies, including the Protestant missionary stream, elevated the variety of translations to greater than 2,000 (300 entire Bibles, seven-hundred 42 • BIBLICAL feedback entire New Testaments, and scripture parts in 1,000 extra languages) representing virtually ninety nine percentage of the world’s humans.

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