From Jerusalem to Cyprus

From Jerusalem to Cyprus

by Bodo Nischan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0860786765

ISBN-13: 9780860786764

Pub. Date: 05/01/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This volume deals with religion and politics in late and post-Reformation Germany, in particular the relationship between Lutherans and Calvinists. Nischan explores three major topics: first, how Lutherans and Reformed used sermons and ritual to develop a sense of denominational identity; second, how religion and politics interacted in the age of

Overview

This volume deals with religion and politics in late and post-Reformation Germany, in particular the relationship between Lutherans and Calvinists. Nischan explores three major topics: first, how Lutherans and Reformed used sermons and ritual to develop a sense of denominational identity; second, how religion and politics interacted in the age of confessionalism; and, finally, how Reformed irenicism sought to overcome existing confessional differences between Lutherans and Calvinists. The geographical focus of these essays is northern Germany, specifically Brandenburg-Prussia; chronologically they cover the period between the Peace of Augsburg and the middle years of the Thirty Years' War.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780860786764
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/01/1999
Series:
Variorum Collected Studies Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
8.82(w) x 5.91(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Confessional Demarcation: Reformation or deformation? Lutheran and reformed views of Martin Luther in Brandenburg’s ’Second Reformation’; Ritual and Protestant identity in Late-Reformation Germany; The exorcism controversy and baptism in the late Reformation; The ’Fractio panis’: a reformed communion practice in late Reformation Germany; The elevation of the Host in the age of confessionalism: adiaphoron or ritual demarcation?; Demarcating boundaries: Lutheran pericopic sermons in the age of confessionalization; Lutheran confessionalization, preaching and the Devil; Religion and Politics in the Age of Confessionalism: The Palatinate and Brandenburg’s ’Second Reformation’; Calvinism, the Thirty Year’s War, and the beginning of absolutism in Brandenburg: the political thought of John Bergius; Confessionalism and absolutism: the case of Brandenberg; The schools of Brandenberg and the ’Second Reformation’: Centers of Calvinist learning and propaganda; Overcoming Confessional Differences: John Bergius: irenicism and the beginning of official religious toleration in Brandenberg-Prussia; Reformed irenicism and the Leipzig colloquy of 1631; Brandenburg’s reformed Räte and the Leipzig manifesto of 1631; Index.

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