The Politics Of Belief

The Politics Of Belief

Protestantism And The State

Streaming Video - 2009
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Although Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to a church door, his action sparked a political upheaval as well as a religious one. This program examines the rise of the Protestant movement in Europe and its link to revolution, civil war, and modern incarnations of radical and conservative politics. Studying the theology Luther crafted at Wartburg Castle and his confrontations with papal and secular authorities, the film explores Thomas Muntzer's bloody appropriation of Protestant ideals, the Levellers' movement under Cromwell, the birth of the British Labor Party, the role of Baptist teachings in the American civil rights movement, and the conservative Protestantism embodied in the presidency of George W. Bush.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2006
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (60 min.) :,sd., col., digital file
Alternative Title: Protestantism and the state


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