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Summary and Outlook
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Hartmut Lehmann

In the three centuries between 1500 and 1800 the history of world Christianity was determined, by an immense variety of developments – some of them working in contradictory directions – by notable continuities, and by equally notable discontinuities. Contemporaries were already astonished at the formidable levels of pluralization. In the early 16th century the unity of Western Christianity also came to grief, and subsequently ever greater split…

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Hartmut Lehmann, “Summary and Outlook”, in: History of Global Christianity Online, Editors J.H. Schjørring, N.A. Hjelm. Consulted online on 22 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-5656_HGCO_COM12000>
First published online: 2018



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