Sacred Actions In The Protestant Churches After The Reformation

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The emphasis on words and the Word of God in Reformation theologies and the adoption of a fundamentally scholastic method by Protestants developed, under the impact of the Enlightenment, into modern Protestant rationalism. But Protestant scholasticism and rationalism provoked experience-based responses: Pietism (seventeenth century), Methodism and revivalism (eighteenth to nineteenth centuries), and a variety of efforts at worship renewal (nineteenth century).

Three major historical currents...


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