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Though the 1920s saw the rise of a significant controversy between the "liberal" and "conservative" wings of Protestantism in China, the prevailing mood was always that of conservative Christianity.
One of the most important claims of the book--that American Protestantism elicited Korean nationalism, and that Protestant Christianity was an unrivaled driving force of Korean nationalism--typically whets the appetite of the West.
But the intellectual bankruptcy of Protestantism is a big subject and for another day.
There is nothing here regarding the actions of church bodies or leaders regarding science, nothing regarding how laypersons within this tradition have approached science, nothing regarding how scientists who identify with liberal Protestantism have been influenced by that exposure, nothing regarding the scientific achievements of individuals, groups, or institutions associated with the mainline churches.
For his 1990 book Tongues of Fire, David Martin of the London School of Economics and Political Science compiled case studies from several Latin American countries and concluded that, though its impact depends on local conditions, Protestantism -- especially Pentecostal denominations -- has tended to encourage the development of skills that promote economic activity.
It is, to be sure, as the author tells us, an interpretative history that concentrates on those elements of Protestantism that play a significant role in its ongoing development and especially on its "big" idea.
In Hamlet, Protestantism and the Mourning of Contingency: Not to Be, John Curran argues for Hamlet's developing sense of restricted possibilities and meaningless action.
In its early days, Protestantism promoted the virtue of hard and diligent work amongst its adherents, who judged one another by conformity to this standard.
Protestantism inspired a new way of thinking; a challenge to authority that has crossed centuries and continents.
A spirit of isolationism emerged, yet Protestantism remained united in its opposition to isolationism and advocated a spirit of international cooperation.
But fundamentalists have, in fact, been as prone to factionalism as every other form of Protestantism, a welcome development from the Humanist perspective, since it has diminished their power to censor and suppress.
00, 25 CDs), is the sequel to "The Princes of Ireland" and carrying on the story of the appearance of Protestantism in Ireland after the disastrous Irish revolt of 1535 and the beginning of the English "Plantation" based exploitation of their conquest of Ireland.