Monday, 22 September 2003

Diarmaid has another winner

The Glasgow Sunday Herald has a review of Diarmaid MacCulloch’s new book, Reformation: Europe’s House Divided 1490-1700. Here is a quote from the review (but read it all):

As MacCulloch explains it, US presidents such as Ronald Reagan and George Bush owe their mind-sets to the Reformation. “In the USA, Protestantism, stemming from England and Scotland, set the original patterns of identity,” he writes. “American life is fired by a continuing energy of Protestant religious practice derived from the 16th century. So the Reformation … has created the ideology dominant in the world’s remaining superpower …”

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