- 1500-1650 Reformations. Religious wars, Prot scholasticism (producing hyper-denom). Peace of Westphalia (1648) ended period of religious wars. 1555—Lutheranism made legal. Prot Scholasticism arose to become guilty of trying to answer every question that
- even the scriptures did not address, thus producing sterility.
. (basis for hyper-unity = mysticism), a reaction to Scholasticism. Revivals, Advance, and Defections (Secularization, Enlightenment, and Fr and Am Revolutions result). E.g., Puritanism, Catholicism, even Judaism. Recovery of religious practice, but resulted in weakness of doctrine, thus strengthening ecumenism.
1815-1914 Great Century.
Inventions, immigration, mission endeavors; organization of denominations.
(?). Doctrinal slide; focus on least common denominators; which today mean little.