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History of Protestantism


James A. Wylie


A Voice from the Philadelphian Church Age

Author of "The Papacy," "Daybreak in Spain," &c.

"Protestantism, the sacred cause of God's Light and Truth
against the Devil's Falsity and Darkness." -Carlyle

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James A. Wylie's History of Protestantism was first published in 1878.  It is a massive work that covers the beginnings of Christianity to the Glorious Revolution in Great Britain in 1688.

The following quote on J.A. Wylie is taken from a publisher's Preface by Mourne Missionary Press:

"The Rev. James Aitken Wylie was for many years a leading Protestant spokesman. Born in Scotland in 1808, he was educated at Marischal College, Aberdeen and at St. Andrews; he entered the Original Seccession Divinity Hall, Edinburgh in 1827, and was ordained in 1831.  Dr. Wylie became sub-editor of the Edinburgh Witness in 1846, and, after joining the Free Church of Scotland in 1852, edited the Free Church Record from 1852 until 1860.  In 1860 he was appointed Lecturer on Popery at the Protestant Institute, a position he held until the year of his death.  Aberdeen University awarded him the LL.D. in 1856."

Since this work is large, it is presented in segments of books.  There are 24 books in 3 volumes.

Volume 1

Book 1

Progress From the First to the Fourteenth Century

Book 2

Wicliffe and His Times, or Advent of Protestantism

Book 3

John Huss and the Hussite Wars

Book 4

Christendom at the Opening of the Sixteenth Century

Book 5

History of Protestantism in Germany to the Leipsic Disputation, 1519

Book 6

From the Leipsic Disputation to the Diet at Worms, 1521

Book 7

Protestantism in England, From the Times of Wicliffe to Those of Henry VIII

Book 8

History of Protestantism in Switzerland From A.D. 1516 to Its Establishment at Zurich, 1525

Book 9

History of Protestantism From the Diet of Worms, 1521, to the Augsburg Confession, 1530

Volume 2

Book 10

Rise and Establishment of Protestantism in Sweden and Denmark

Book 11

Protestantism in Switzerland From Its Establishment in Zurich (1525) to the Death of Zwingli (1531)

Book 12

Protestantism in Germany From the Augsburg Confession to the Peace of Passau

Book 13

From Rise of Protestantism in France (1510) to Publication of the Institutes (1536)

Book 14

Rise and Establishment of Protestantism at Geneva

Book 15

The Jesuits

Book 16

Protestantism in the Waldensian Valleys

Book 17

Protestantism in France From Death of Francis I (1547) to Edict of Nantes (1598)

Volume 3

Book 18

History of Protestantism in the Netherlands

Book 19

Protestantism in Poland and Bohemia

Book 20

Protestantism in Hungary and Transylvania

Book 21

The Thirty Years' War

Book 22

Protestantism in France From Death of Henry IV (1610) to the Revolution (1789)

Book 23

Protestantism in England From the Times of Henry VIII

Book 24

Protestantism in Scotland

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