This book sheds new light on the origin of Calvinism and the Reformed faith through a detailed history of its progress in the Pays de Vaud. A careful examination of twin conflicts – the forced conversion of a Catholic populace to Protestantism by the Bernese; and the struggle of Calvinists against the Zwinglian political and theological ideas that dominated the Swiss Confederation – helps show why the Reformation bloomed where and when it did.
|Series:||Studies in Early Modern Religious Tradition, Culture and Society , #4|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2005|
|Product dimensions:||6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.03(d)|
Table of ContentsDedication. Abbreviations. Preface. Acknowledgments. 1. Introduction. 2. Politics and Diplomacy in Vaud. 3. Zwinglianism and Lutheranism in Bern. 4. The Clash of the Old and New Faiths. 5. From Sacramentarians to Calvinists. 6. From Political Calvinism to the Reformation of the Refugees. 7. From the Pays de Vaud to France. 8. Conclusion. Appendix: Timeline of Major Events. References. Index.