Monday, January 02, 2006

The Heritage of Protestantism

This is an outline of the Singapore Agora presentation of the Heritage of Protestantism on 5th December 2005. Click the link for more details.

I. Historical Overview of the 16th Century Reformation (more...)
a. The Birth of the Reformation
b. German Reformation
c. Swiss Reformation
d. English Reformation

II. The Fruits of Protestantism (more...)

a. Thesis: Protestants’ View
b. Antithesis: Roman Catholic Church’s View
c. Synthesis: Historian Phillip Schaff

III. Reflection and Implications (more...)

a. Essence and Phenomena
b. Response: Reforming reformed

Questions to Ponder:

What kind of life would be remembered by God?
What does it mean to live a Christian life in our generation?

References from Protestant Sources

1. Civilization and Protestant Reformation
http://www.gospelpedlar.com/articles/Church%20History/reformation.html

2. Reformation Lectures in October 2005 by Dr.Edward M Panosian from Bob Jones University
- The Coming of the Reformation
- German, Swiss and English Reformation

3. Philip Schaff's Idea of Historical Progress & Its Critique of the Church in 19th Century America by Wayne A Larson
http://www.hornes.org/theologia/content/wayne_larson/philip_schaffs_idea_of_historical_progress.htm

4. My blog – In Commemoration of Reformation
http://mejlinajournalthoughts.blogspot.com/2005/10/in-commemoration-of-reformation.html

References from Roman Catholic Sources

1. Catholic Encyclopedia on Protestantism
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12495a.htm

2. Protestant Revolt – Its Tragic Initial Impact by Dave Armstrong
http://ic.net/~erasmus/RAZ407.HTM

7 comments:

jacksons said...

Good stuff!

Jack The LOT{B}R said...

I'll be presenting on Reformation too...thanks for the infos.

Jack

The Hedonese said...

I always prefer not to be labelled a "Protestant" bcos it seems like we are reactionary or exists as a protest against something... :)

Normally I like the label of an evangelical better for it is derived from the word 'evangel' or good news, we are bearers of the gospel... or even 'Reformed', heheh

Mejlina Tjoa said...

True. The term might not accurately reflect the essence.

Adi said...

If I'm not wrong, Protestant literally means 'to bear witness to', and here I believe it is bearing witness to the truth. If we see it this way, there is nothing negative about the term... =)

jacksons said...

Well Adi, words tend to change in their popular meaning, and so, today, protestant seems to denote a negative reactionary movement of some kind. It would do us well, if we seek to reach the masses, to be aware of these changes and adapt, and we can do so, while remaining true and faithful to the spirit and concept of the word.

The Hedonese said...

The origin of the label Protestant...

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12495a.htm

Evangelical would mean "gospeller" or "a herald of the good news" or someone who bear witness to the good news, so I prefer it.