German and Scandinavian Protestantism, 1700-1918

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This book is the first history in English of the Lutheran Church in Germany and Scandinavia from 1700 to the end of the First World War. Hope details how the social and political upheaval of the period challenged the structure and ethos of the Reformation churches, and how Protestantism evolved to meet these profound challenges.

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Overview

This book is the first history in English of the Lutheran Church in Germany and Scandinavia from 1700 to the end of the First World War. Hope details how the social and political upheaval of the period challenged the structure and ethos of the Reformation churches, and how Protestantism evolved to meet these profound challenges.

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"A fine book, which breaks new ground and brings insight and order to this multifaceted religious tradition."—Choice

"This work can be highly commended as an informative work of reference and a thoughtful analysis of the Protestant place in modern European history."—German Studies Review

"The author weaves a story of the myriad German states and Scandinavian countries that is both skillful and enlightening."—Church History

"...Hope deserves praise for his pioneering work, which contributes much both to comparative church history and to our understanding of a neglected aspect of the modernization process in Central and Northern Europe."—Modern Europe

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Table of Contents

List of Maps and Tables
Abbreviations
A Simple Chronology
Pt. I Consolidation Of Reformation Church Order And The Continuance Of Reform
1 Hard Times 3
2 Consolidation of a Protestant Canon of Prayer 21
3 Parish Crisis in a Credulous World 41
4 The Political Parish and 1648 55
5 Government of the Church-State 72
6 The Clergy 99
7 Cura Animarum Specialis: The Pastoral Office 120
8 Reform 147
9 Towards an Apostolic Congregation in Church and Home 187
Pt. II Piety, Enlightenment? Religious Awakening, Rediscovery (c. 1763-1918)
10 The Larger Whole 226
11 Herrnhut 238
12 The Parish and the Office of the Clergy 256
13 Liturgical Reform: The End of the Established Church 281
14 A Constitutional Reformation Church Order? 316
15 Awakening 354
16 Charity 400
17 Rediscovery 420
18 Church and (Nation-)State (1840-1890) 456
19 Numbers of Clergy and the Pastoral Care 497
20 Reformation Churches and a Modern Protestant Moral Order 521
Epilogue 569
Bibliography 612
Index 669
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