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From the Publisher"Karant-Nunn is one of the first to take up the challenge of the 'history of emotions' and delineate the emotional cultures of Catholicism and Protestantism which have left such deep traces in our cultures right up to the present day. She shows the insidious anti-Semitism that went along with Passion sermons: the more preachers stressed Christ's suffering, the more they incited hatred of the 'Jesus killers.' By taking the feelings of anger, hatred and envy seriously, she is able to avoid the sentimentality which can come from stressing only the virtues of love and charity, and so provides the most convincing account of emotions in history that I have read."
— Lyndal Roper, Fellow and Tutor in History, Balliol College Oxford
"Reformation history meets the new history of emotions in this pioneering study. Susan Karant-Nunn not only sheds new light on a host of debates among scholars of the European reformations but she further illuminates a crucial stage in the evolution of emotional regimes in the history of the West."
— Ulrike Strasser, Associate Professor of History, University of California, Irvine
"After having devoured this engrossing and magisterial study, one truly must wonder why Susan Karant-Nunn is the first to take up the topic of the emotional cultures that emerged from the various Reform movements. Meticulously researched and superbly synthesized, The Reformation of Feeling is a landmark study in Reformation Studies-a stepping stone to a cultural history of the Reformation."
— Helmut Puff, Associate Professor of History, University of Michigan
"A valiant, even daring, expedition into the spiritual world underneath the theological debates, colloquies, political schemes, wars, and treaties that in the past have filled the pages of most histories of the German reformation."—The Catholic Historical Review
"Karant-Nunn offers an immensely valuable model of how to reflect on spectrums of attitude within each faith and change as much as continuities over time."—Ulinka Rublack, St. John's College, Cambridge University
"In this learned study of Passion sermons in Catholic, Lutheran and Calvinist communities, Karant-Nunn makes an important contribution to the study of homiletics and spiritual experience in the history of Christianity."—Religion