Encyclopedia of World Religions: Encyclopedia of Protestantism

Editor/Author Melton, J. Gordon
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Facts On File

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-4381-4174-9
Category: Religion & Theology - Christianity
Image Count: 48
Book Status: Available
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Encyclopedia of Protestantism explores the movement that began in Europe in the 16th century, established itself in opposition to the Roman Catholic Church, spread around the world, and today lives on in thousands of individual denominations and church organizations. A comprehensive work on Protestantism, this invaluable reference covers its history, concepts, people, events, and major organizations worldwide.

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Table of Contents

  • About the Editor
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Protestantism Overview
  • Chronology
  • A
  • Abeel, David
  • abortion and Protestantism
  • Adventism
  • Africa Evangelical Fellowship (AEF)
  • Africa Inland Church
  • African-American Baptists
  • African-American gospel music
  • African-American Methodists
  • African Initiated Churches (AIC)
  • African Israel Church, Nineveh (AICN)
  • Afrikaners (Boers) and Protestantism
  • Aglipay, Gregorio
  • Aladura Churches in Nigeria
  • Albury Conferences
  • Allen, Horace Newton
  • Allen, Richard
  • Allen, Young J.
  • Alliance World Fellowship
  • American Baptist Churches U.S.A.
  • American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions
  • amillennialism
  • Amish
  • Anabaptists
  • Anglican Communion and Anglican Consultative Council
  • Anglicanism
  • Anthony
  • anti-Catholicism
  • Antiburghers
  • apocalyptism
  • Apocrypha
  • apologetics
  • apostles
  • Apostolic World Christian Fellowship
  • Appasamy, Aiyadurai Jesudasen
  • Armageddon
  • Arminianism
  • Armstrong, Annie Walker
  • Armstrong, Herbert W.
  • Articles of Religion
  • Asbury, Francis
  • Assemblies of God
  • Assemblies of God in Great Britain and Ireland (AGGBI)
  • Augsburg Confession
  • Azariah, Vedanayagam Samuel
  • Azusa Street revival
  • B
  • Baba, Panya
  • Babylonian Captivity of the Church
  • Bakht Singh
  • baptism
  • baptism of the Holy Spirit
  • Baptist Union of Great Britain
  • Baptist World Alliance
  • Baptists
  • Barclay, Robert
  • Barmen Declaration
  • Barth, Karl
  • Baur, Ferdinand Christian
  • Beecher family
  • Belgic Confession
  • Belhar Confession
  • Beza, Theodore
  • Bible Sabbath Association
  • Bible societies
  • biblical criticism
  • bishop
  • black theology
  • Blackmore, Sophia
  • Blackwell, Antoinette Brown
  • Blake, Eugene Carson
  • Blaurock, Georg
  • Bonhoeffer, Dietrich
  • Book of Common Prayer
  • Booth, Catherine
  • Booth, William
  • born again
  • Branham Tabernacle and related assemblies
  • Bray, Thomas
  • Brethren
  • Bridgman, Elijah Coleman
  • Brief Statement of Faith (Presbyterian)
  • British Israelism
  • Brotherhood of the Cross and Star
  • Browne, Robert
  • Bruderhof
  • Brunner, Emil
  • Bucer, Martin
  • Bullinger, Heinrich
  • Bultmann, Rudolf
  • Bulu, Joeli
  • Bunyan, John
  • C
  • Calvin, John
  • Calvinism
  • Cambridge Platform
  • camp meetings
  • Campbell, Alexander
  • Campus Crusade for Christ
  • Carey, Lott
  • Carey, William
  • Cartwright, Thomas
  • charismatic movement
  • Chicago-Lambeth Quadrilateral
  • China Inland Mission (CIM)
  • Chrisitianity in Guatemala
  • Chrisitianity in Nigeria
  • Christadelphians
  • Christian and Missionary Alliance
  • Christian ashrams
  • Christian Brethren
  • Christian feminism
  • Christian Holiness Partnership (CHP)
  • Christian hymns and music
  • Christian Identity Movement
  • Christian “new measures”
  • Christian Science
  • Christianity in China
  • Christianity in Cuba
  • Christianity in Egypt
  • Christianity in Equatorial Guinea
  • Christianity in Eritrea
  • Christianity in Estonia
  • Christianity in Finland
  • Christianity in French Polynesia
  • Christianity in Gabon
  • Christianity in Georgia
  • Christianity in Grenada
  • Christianity in Guadeloupe
  • Christianity in Guyana
  • Christianity in Honduras
  • Christianity in Hong Kong
  • Christianity in Hungary
  • Christianity in India
  • Christianity in Indonesia
  • Christianity in Jordan
  • Christianity in Liberia
  • Christianity in Macao
  • Christianity in Mexico
  • Christianity in Morocco
  • Christianity in New Zealand
  • Christianity in Saudi Arabia
  • Christianity in Sierra Leone
  • Christianity in the Fiji Islands
  • Christianity in the Ivory Coast
  • Christianity in the Netherlands
  • Church Missionary Society (CMS)
  • Church of England
  • Church of God
  • Church of God (Anderson, Indiana)
  • Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
  • Church of God in Christ
  • Church of God of Prophecy
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Church of the Nazarene
  • Clorinda
  • closed communion
  • Coke, Thomas
  • Comenius, John Amos
  • common sense
  • Company of Pastors
  • Confessing Church
  • Congregationalism
  • consistory
  • consubstantiation
  • contextualization
  • covenant in Protestantism
  • Covenanters
  • Coverdale, Miles
  • Cranmer, Thomas
  • creationism
  • creeds and confessions of faith
  • Cromwell, Oliver
  • Cromwell, Thomas
  • Crosby, Fanny
  • Crowther, Samuel Ajayi
  • D
  • Danish-Halle Mission
  • Darby, John Nelson
  • Darwin, Charles
  • deaconess
  • deacons
  • Deeper Life Bible Church
  • denominations
  • Dentière, Marie
  • Devanandan, Paul David
  • Dharma Angkuw, Margaritha
  • Diet of Worms
  • discipling/shepherding movement
  • dispensationalism
  • Ditt
  • doctrine
  • dogmatics
  • Doukhobors
  • Dow, Lorenzo
  • doxology
  • Drummond, Henry
  • du Plessis, David J.
  • Duff, Alexander
  • E
  • Ebina Danjo
  • ecclesiology
  • ecumenical movement
  • Edict of Nantes
  • Edward VI
  • Edwards, Jonathan
  • elders
  • Elim Pentecostal Church
  • Erasmus, Desiderius
  • eschatology
  • The Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM)
  • Evangelical Awakening
  • Evangelicalism
  • excommunication
  • exhorter
  • exorcism
  • F
  • Faith and Order movement
  • faith missions
  • Farel, William
  • fasting
  • Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR)
  • feminist theology
  • Fifth Monarchy Men
  • Finished Work controversy
  • Finney, Charles Grandison
  • foot washing
  • form criticism
  • Formula of Concord
  • Fox, George
  • Foxe’s Book of Martyrs
  • Free Churches
  • Free Methodist Church of North America
  • Freeman, Thomas Birch
  • Friends United Meeting
  • Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC)
  • Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International (FGBMFI)
  • Fuller, Andrew
  • Fundamentalism
  • The Fundamentals
  • G
  • Gaussen, Louis
  • Gideons International
  • Gore, Charles
  • Graham, Billy
  • Great Awakening
  • Great Disappointment
  • Grebel, Conrad
  • Grenfell, George
  • Grenfell, Wilfred Thomason
  • Groves, Anthony Norris
  • H
  • Haldane brothers
  • Haldeman, I. M.
  • Halfway Covenant
  • Harnack, Adolf von
  • Harris, Barbara Clementine
  • Harrist Church
  • Haystack Prayer Meeting
  • Heck, Barbara
  • Heidelberg Catechism
  • Helvetic Confessions (Reformed)
  • hermeneutics
  • Hicks, Elias
  • Hocking, William Ernest
  • Hodge, Charles
  • Hoffmann, Melchior
  • Holiness movement
  • Hoover, Willis Collins
  • Hübmaier, Balthasar
  • Huguenots
  • humanism
  • Hus, Jan
  • Hutchinson, Anne
  • Hyper-Calvinism
  • I
  • Ibiam, Francis Akanu
  • Iglesia ni Cristo
  • indulgences
  • inerrancy
  • Inglis, Charles
  • inspiration of the Bible
  • International Association of Reformed and Presbyterian Churches (IARPC)
  • International Church of the Foursquare Gospel
  • International Churches of Christ
  • International Conference of Reformed Churches
  • International Congregational Fellowship
  • International Congress for World Evangelism
  • International Council of Christian Churches
  • International Council on Biblical Inerrancy (ICBI)
  • International Federation of Free Evangelical Churches
  • International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES)
  • International Lutheran Council (ILC)
  • International Missionary Council
  • International Pentecostal Holiness Church
  • Ironside, Harry A.
  • J
  • Jehovah’s Witnesses
  • Jesus Only Pentecostals
  • Jewish missions
  • John, Griffith
  • Jones, E. Stanley
  • Judson, Adoniram
  • justification by faith
  • K
  • Kagawa, Toyohiko
  • Kairos Document
  • Karthak, Robert
  • Kelly, Leontine T. C.
  • Keswick movement
  • Kim, Helen
  • Kimbangu, Simon
  • King James Bible
  • King, Martin Luther, Jr.
  • Kitamori Kazoh
  • Kivebulaya, Apolo
  • Knox, John
  • Kramer, Hendrik
  • Kubushiro Ochimi
  • L
  • Laud, William
  • Lausanne Covenant
  • Law, William
  • laying on of hands
  • Leong Kung Fa
  • Leuenberg Church Fellowship
  • Lewis, C. S.
  • liberation theology
  • Life and Work movement
  • Light of the World Church
  • limited atonement
  • liturgy
  • Livingstone, David
  • Local Church
  • Lockhart, William
  • London Confessions of Faith
  • London Missionary Society
  • Lord’s Supper
  • Lumentut, Agustina
  • Luther, Martin
  • Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod
  • Lutheran World Federation
  • Lutheranism
  • M
  • Mack, Alexander
  • MacKay, George Leslie
  • Maclay, Robert Samuel
  • Manz, Felix
  • Marburg Colloquy
  • Marian exiles
  • Marshman, Hannah
  • Martin, William Alexander Parsons
  • Martyn, Henry
  • Mary I
  • mass conversions to Protestantism
  • Mather family
  • McPherson, Aimee Semple
  • medical missions
  • Melancthon, Philip
  • Mennonite World Conference
  • Mennonites
  • Messianic Judaism
  • Methodism
  • Methodist Church
  • Miller, William
  • Milton, John
  • Mita’s Congregation
  • Montgomery, Carrie Judd
  • Moody, Dwight L.
  • Moon, Charlotte “Lottie”
  • Moravian Church
  • Morrison, Robert
  • Mott, John R.
  • Müller, George
  • Murray, Andrew
  • N
  • Nee, Watchman
  • Neo-Orthodoxy
  • Nevius, John Livingston
  • Newbigin, James E. Lesslie
  • Ng Choing Hui
  • Niebuhr, Reinhold
  • Niemöller, Martin
  • Niles, D. T.
  • Ninety-five theses of Martin Luther
  • Ntsikana
  • O
  • Obookiah, Henry
  • Oecolampadius, Johann
  • Orange Order
  • ordination of women
  • Oriental Mission Society
  • Orthodox-Protestant dialogue
  • Oxford Movement
  • P
  • pacifism and Christianity
  • Pal, Krishna
  • Palau, Luis
  • Palmer, Phoebe
  • parachurch organizations
  • Parham, Charles Fox
  • Paris Evangelical Mission Society
  • Parker, Peter
  • Parr, Katherine
  • Particular Baptists
  • Peace of Augsburg
  • Penn, William
  • Pentecostal Filadelfia Church
  • Pentecostal World Fellowship
  • Pentecostalism
  • Peoples Temple
  • perfectionism and Christianity
  • Pietism
  • polity
  • postmillennialism
  • Potter, Philip A.
  • predestination
  • premillennialism
  • Presbyterian Church (USA)
  • Presbyterianism
  • Present Truth
  • priesthood of all believers
  • Primitive Baptists
  • Primitive Methodist Church
  • Princeton Theology
  • Prokhanov, Ivan Stepanovich
  • Protestant Missionaries in the South Pacific
  • Protestant missions and leprosy
  • Protestantism and Cambridge University
  • Protestantism and literacy
  • Protestantism and the Bible
  • Protestantism and the Rroma
  • Protestantism in Albania
  • Protestantism in Algeria
  • protestantism in Angola
  • Protestantism in Antigua
  • Protestantism in Argentina
  • Protestantism in Aruba
  • Protestantism in Asia
  • Protestantism in Australia
  • Protestantism in Austria
  • Protestantism in Bahamas
  • Protestantism in Bangladesh
  • Protestantism in Belize
  • Protestantism in Benin
  • Protestantism in Brazil
  • Protestantism in Canada
  • Protestantism in Caribbean
  • Protestantism in Congo
  • protestantism in Denmark
  • Protestantism in France
  • Protestantism in French West Africa
  • Protestantism in Greece
  • Protestantism in Iceland
  • Protestantism in Ireland
  • Protestantism in Italy
  • Protestantism in Jamaica
  • Protestantism in Japan
  • Protestantism in Kenya
  • Protestantism in North Korea
  • protestantism in Norway
  • Protestantism in Poland
  • Protestantism in Portugal
  • Protestantism in Puerto Rico
  • Protestantism in Romania
  • Protestantism in Russia
  • Protestantism in Senegal
  • Protestantism in Singapore
  • Protestantism in South Africa
  • Protestantism in South America
  • Protestantism in South Korea
  • Protestantism in Spain
  • Protestantism in Sri Lanka
  • Protestantism in Strasbourg
  • Protestantism in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Protestantism in Sweden
  • Protestantism in Switzerland
  • Protestantism in Taiwan
  • Protestantism in the Baltic States
  • Protestantism in the Middle East
  • Protestantism in the Philippines
  • Protestantism in the United Kingdom
  • Protestantism in the United States
  • Protestantism in Turkmenistan
  • Protestantism in Uganda
  • Protestantism in Zimbabwe
  • providence of God
  • Psalms
  • Puritanism
  • Q
  • Quakers
  • R
  • Radical Reformation
  • Ramabai, Sarasvati Mary
  • Reconstructionist movement
  • Reformed and Presbyterian tradition
  • Reformed Ecumenical Council
  • Reichelt, Karl Ludvig
  • religion and Elizabeth I
  • religion and Henry VIII
  • Religion in Bermuda
  • religion in Bhutan
  • religion in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • religion in Brunei
  • religion in Bulgaria
  • religion in Central America
  • religion in Central Asia
  • religion in Chad
  • religion in Ecuador
  • religion in El Salvador
  • religion in Gambia
  • religion in Gibraltar
  • religion in Guinea
  • religion in Guinea-Bissau
  • religion in Haiti
  • religion in the British Virgin Islands
  • religious broadcasting
  • Religious Right
  • religious vestments
  • Restoration movement
  • Reuchlin, Johannes
  • Revised Standard Version of the Bible
  • revivalism
  • Rhenish Mission
  • Rice, Luther
  • Ritschl, Albrecht
  • Roberts, Oral
  • Roman Catholic–Protestant dialogue
  • Russell, Charles Taze
  • S
  • Sabbatarianism
  • sacraments and ordinances
  • Sacred Name movement
  • Salvation Army
  • Samaritan’s Purse
  • Savoy Declaration
  • Schleiermacher, Friedrich
  • Schleitheim Articles
  • Schmalkald League
  • Schwartz, Christian Friedrich
  • Scofield, C. I.
  • Scranton, Mary Fletcher
  • Scudder, Ida Sophia
  • Selwyn, George Augustus
  • Separate Baptists
  • separation of church and state in the United States
  • serpent handling
  • Servetus, Michael
  • Seventh-day Adventist Church
  • Seymour, William J.
  • Shee, Rebecca
  • Shi Mei Yi
  • shunning
  • Simons, Menno
  • Simpson, Albert Benjamin
  • “Slain in the Spirit”
  • Smyth, John
  • Social Gospel
  • Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
  • Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (SPG)
  • Socinianism
  • Sola Scriptura
  • Southern Baptist Convention
  • Speer, Robert Elliott
  • spiritual warfare
  • Spurgeon, Charles Haddon
  • St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre
  • Stanley, Sir Henry Morton
  • Stockton, Betsy
  • Strauss, David Friedrich
  • Student Volunteer Movement
  • Sudan Interior Mission
  • Sundar Singh, Sadhu
  • Sunday schools
  • Swain, Clara
  • synod
  • Synod of Dort
  • T
  • Taylor, James Hudson
  • televangelism
  • Temple, William
  • Thoburn, Isabella
  • Thomas, John
  • three-self principles
  • Ting, K. H.
  • total depravity
  • Trans World Radio
  • translation of the Bible since the Protestant Reformation
  • transubstantiation
  • True Jesus Church
  • Tsizehena, John
  • Tutu, Desmond
  • Tyndale, William
  • U
  • Uchimura Kanzo
  • unconditional election
  • Unitarianism
  • United Church of Canada
  • United Church of Christ
  • United Methodist Church
  • United Pentecostal Church, International (UPCI)
  • Unity School of Christianity/Association of Unity Churches
  • Universal Church of the Kingdom of God
  • Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches
  • universalism
  • V
  • via media
  • Visser't Hooft, Willem A.
  • W
  • Wang Ming-tao
  • Warneck, Gustav
  • Watts, Isaac
  • Wesley, Charles
  • Wesley, John
  • Wesleyan Church
  • Westminster Confession
  • Wheatley, Phillis
  • White, Alma
  • White, Ellen G.
  • White, William
  • Whitefield, George
  • Wilberforce, William
  • Willard, Frances
  • Williams, George
  • Williams, John
  • Williams, Roger
  • Winter, Ralph D.
  • Wittenberg
  • Wolff, Joseph
  • World Alliance of Reformed Churches
  • World Council of Biblical Churches
  • World Council of Churches
  • World Evangelical Alliance
  • World Methodist Council
  • World Student Christian Federation (WSCF)
  • World Vision
  • Worldwide Evangelization Crusade (WEC International)
  • Wycliffe, John
  • Y
  • Yoido Full Gospel Central Church
  • Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA)
  • Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA)
  • Z
  • Zinzendorf, Nicolaus Ludwig von
  • Zionists (Christian)
  • Zwemer, Samuel Marinus
  • Zwingli, Huldrych
  • Bibliography