By J. Gordon Melton
"Encyclopedia of Protestantism" explores the circulate that begun in Europe within the sixteenth century, confirmed itself against the Roman Catholic Church, unfold all over the world, and at the present time lives on in hundreds of thousands of person denominations and parachurch companies. This entire connection with Protestantism covers its historical past, options, humans, occasions, and significant businesses around the world. a unique attempt has been made to additionally comprise these elements of the realm within which Protestantism didn't take carry until eventually the nineteenth century, equivalent to Asia, Africa, and Oceania.The entries contain: Amish; Biblical feedback; Black theology; the basics; Hermeneutics; overseas Pentecostal Holiness Church; Jehovah's Witnesses; Laying on of fingers; Neo-Orthodoxy; Nineth-five Theses; Ordination of girls; Oriental project Society; William Penn; Televangelism; and, Ulrich Zwingli.
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Penton, Apocalypse Delayed: The Story of Jehovah’s Witnesses (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1985); Michael J. St. : Multnomah Books, 1997). Africa, sub-Saharan Brought to sub-Saharan Africa largely as a by-product of British imperialism, Protestantism today counts more than 170 million followers. A huge variety of Protestant churches together account for half the Christian population of the continent. Protestant missionary work began as early as 1737 in South Africa with George Schmidt (1709–85) of the MORAVIAN CHURCH.
The first Protestant church erected in China was dedicated in 1848 by the Reformed Church in Amoy. Further reading: David Abeel, Journal of a Residence in China (New York: Leavitt, Lord, 1834); ———, The Missionary Convention at Jerusalem (New York: John S. Taylor, 1838); G. R. : Late Missionary to China 1 K 2 abortion (1849; reprint, Resources, 1972). : Scholarly abortion The intensive debate over abortion is a relatively new phenomenon in Christian history. Nevertheless, it is a major divisive issue among Protestant churches around the world.
Some closely resemble the mission churches; others are primarily African in belief and practice. The largest numbers of AICs, African Israel Church, Nineveh like the DEEPER LIFE BIBLE CHURCH, are rooted in Pentecostal belief and practice, in part because Pentecostalists are willing to confront local beliefs in multiple deities and a demonic world, rather than dismissing such beliefs as pure superstition. With the coming of independence in recent decades, the older Protestant churches seemed more willing to turn their missions over to local leadership, and to show new respect toward the AICs.