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Routledge is proud to announce the publication of a new major reference work from world-renowned scholar Hans J. Hillerbrand. The Encyclopedia of Protestantism is the definitive reference to the history and beliefs that continue to exert a profound influence on Western thought. Featuring entries written by an international team of specialists and scholars, the encyclopedia traces the course of Protestantism from its beginnings prior to 1517, when Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of Wittenberg Cathedral, to the vital and diverse international scene of the present day.
"This reference work has little competition in terms of authority and range… Excellent cross references, historic and contemporary statistical appendixes, and an analytical index make this an efficient reference tool… An excellent resource to engage in exploration of humanities policy issues, and concerns beyond the specifically religious while also providing deep analyses of theological matters." -- Library Journal (starred review)
"A comprehensive four-volume reference set… Its coverage is rich and complex… The Encyclopedia of Protestantism has all the features that you would expect from a set of this caliber: useful bibliographies, a thematic index of related articles, a list of contributors and a good general index… With the Encyclopedia of Protestantism, Mr. Hillerbrand and his contributors have created an impressive work of distinct quality… Reference librarians in both academic and larger public libraries will see it as a requisite part of a serious religious collection." -- Against the Grain
"A very handsome set, well-conceived and substantial looking… It should have a place in any academic or large public library collection." -- Booklist/RBB
"This comprehensive and unique reference describes important individuals, events, institutions, and teachings…" -- Reference & Research Book News
"We have long needed such a resource, and now we have it, and in splendid, accessible, and comprehensive form. This will become an indispensable tool for us all." -- Peter J. Gomes, Harvard University
"Comprehensive… Clear and objective… Highly recommended. Academic and theological libraries." -- Choice
"reflects the best in modern scholarship… A solid reference tool that fills a gap in recent theological reference works… Valuable in its in-depth introduction to many topics related to theology and religion… Will be well-used in most academic library reference collections." -- Reference & User Services Quarterly
"A substantial and worthy complement covering one of Christianity's major branches… This set belongs in most college and university libraries, many larger public libraries, and all seminary and other substantial theological libraries." -- American Reference Books Annual
"Hans Hillerbrand… has rendered another signal service to the theological community, for in these four volumes lies a vast amount of material not readily available elsewhere… The articles are uniformly excellent… Every theological library should own this Encyclopedia, and everyone interested in Protestant theology should consult it… The work is appropriate for students and scholars alike." -- Theological Studies
"Routledge has provided a great service to students and scholars in publishing a variety of encyclopedias of this sort… This is a rich resource of very fine scholarship on Protestantism and most things related to it… Every university, seminary, divinity school, and theological library should have a copy of this fine work." -- Journal of Church and State