The Luther Effect. Exhibition and catalog by the Deutsches Historisches Museum

A touring exhibition and accompanying catalog exploring the role of Protestantism in Sweden, Tanzania, Korea, and the US.

To mark the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, this full-color volume invites the reader on a journey that extends across five centuries and four continents. It describes in detail the global diversity and history of Protestantism’s effects – and also its potential for conflict – between cultures. What traces has Protestantism left in its contact with other denominations, religions, and lifestyles? How did it change through these encounters? Not least: how did people adopt, modify, and live by Protestant doctrine?

Scope
3 essays + object descriptions for Tanzania section
Duration
3 months
Quote from Translation
“This viewpoint involved the belief – usually tacit, but occasionally explicit – that without the influence of external factors, Tanzania would have achieved a largely positive development outcome. However, such assessments, whose one-sidedness at times betrays a disconnect from reality, were not necessarily expressions of principled, rigid adherence to the Ujamaa ideology. ... Also, the wholesale rejection of all domestic responsibility for negative trends can be partly seen as a reaction to the general discrediting of the Tanzanian model.” (from “Protestant Churches and Ujamaa in Tanzania” by Frieder Ludwig)
Bibliographic Details
Deutsches Historisches Museum, ed. The Luther Effect: Protestantism – 500 Years in the World. (Selected sections.) Hirmer, 2017.
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