This audiobook has been made for three purposes First, to provide the Orthodox listener with a competent overview of the history of Protestantism and its major traditions, from its beginnings in the th century to the present day This overview relies heavily upon the Reformer s own words as well as the creeds of various Protestant faiths in order to avoid misrepresentation and caricature Second, to acquaint Orthodox and non Orthodox listeners with a narrative of the historical relations between the Orthodox East and the Protestant West Finally, to provide a summary of Orthodox theological opinion on the tenets of Protestantism