Revolutionary Thinkers

Powerful ideas that shook the world

Great minds that sparked great change

The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, when Vladimir Lenin led the Bolsheviks to power and the world’s first socialist state was created. It also marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, beginning with the publication of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses and going on to lay the foundations for modern society. To mark these occasions Palgrave Macmillan has put together a collection of research that shines a spotlight on the minds behind some of the most powerful ideas in history, examining the figures whose thoughts and actions led to widespread change across society and continue to shape the way we live today.

Martin Luther's Legacy - Free Access to Book Chapter

This volume is a unique interpretation of what Martin Luther contributes to renewed appreciation of Biblical diversity. The Church in the West is struggling. One reason behind this is that the prevailing models for Theology have imposed logical and modern ways of thinking about faith that renders theology academic, and therefore largely irrelevant for daily life. By letting the first Reformer speak for himself in this book, Mark Ellingsen shows how Martin Luther’s theological approach can reform the Church’s theology today. Find out more about Martin Luther's Legacy: Reforming Reformation Theology for the 21st Century.

The following chapter is FREE to access until 2nd January 2018 - click below to read now!
Introduction: Luther the Reformer, Past and Present

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Coming Soon - The Palgrave Handbook of Leninist Political Philosophy

This intellectually discomfiting, disturbingly provocative, yet still thoroughly scholarly Handbook reproduces the intellectual ferment that accompanied the Russian Revolution including the wholly polarising effect at that time of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. The Palgrave Handbook of Leninist Political Philosophy does not settle for one safe interpretation of the thought of this world-historical figure but rather revels in a clash of viewpoints. Most interestingly it presents a contrast between the Western editors who emphasise pure democracy and Marxian humanism with many of the contributing scholars who take a more sanguine view of the Leninist political project. Perhaps reflecting the current Western political crisis, some of the volume’s other European and North American scholars more closely align with their colleagues from the Global South.

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