Religious Leaders and Thinkers, 1516 - 1922 chronicles the lives of leading figures dating back to the earliest times of the Christian church. Starting with stories of the early church leaders, such as Paul of Tarsus, the collection moves through history to the story of the 19th century as told through the lives of leading thinkers such as Friedrich Schleiermacher, Dwight Moody, and Arthur Schopenhauer. 

With the ATLA Historical Monographs Collection (11 Series), religion and theology scholars can focus their research on the era and topics that most closely fit their fields of study. Eleven thematic series provide researchers with specialized content spanning from the 13th century through 1922.

Researchers can view all of the typography, graphics, and drawings as they were originally presented, which provides context and perspective to religion in American and world history.

Database Details

Total Number of Titles

More than 3,500 monographs

Coverage Areas

Covers the Protestant Reformation with biographies of leading figures such as Jan Huss, Martin Luther, and Jean Calvin. Because it profiles leaders involved in 19th century religious movements, it makes an excellent complement to Religion and Social Change, 1723 – 1921.

While English is the predominant language in the collection, it represents 18 other languages including German, French, Russian and Japanese.

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For more information or to request a trial, visit Historical Monographs Collection: Religious Leaders and Thinkers, 1516-1922 on the EBSCO website

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