Alec Ryrie


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September 20, 1971

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Alec Ryrie is a prize-winning historian of the Reformation and Protestantism. He is the author of Unbelievers: An Emotional History of Doubt and Protestants: The Faith That Made the Modern World. Ryrie is Professor of the History of Christianity at Durham University and Professor of Divinity at Gresham College, London.

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Protestants: The Faith That...

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The Sorcerer's Tale: Faith ...

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The Age of Reformation: The...

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Unbelievers: An Emotional H...

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Being Protestant in Reforma...

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The Origins of the Scottish...

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The Reformation in England:...

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“What made Luther’s stance so outrageous was not that he valorized the Bible. That is hardly unusual for Christians. What was shocking was that he set it above everything else. He treated the views of the early church fathers, of more recent scholars, even of church councils, with great respect, but he would not be constrained by them. In the end, anything outside the Bible, including anyone else’s interpretation of the Bible, was a mere opinion. This was the true and enduring radicalism of Protestantism: its readiness to question every human authority and tradition.”
Alec Ryrie, Protestants: The Faith That Made the Modern World

“We cannot understand the modern age without understanding the dynamic history of Protestant Christianity.”
Alec Ryrie, Protestants: The Faith That Made the Modern World

“Luther’s revolution had, like all great revolutions, failed. But like all great revolutions, it had created a new world.”
Alec Ryrie, Protestants: The Faith That Made the Modern World

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