Nicholas Hope's German and Scandinavian Protestantism 1700-1918 (Oxford PDF

By Nicholas Hope

ISBN-10: 0191520578

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This ebook is the 1st historical past in English of the Lutheran Church in Germany and Scandinavia from 1700 to the top of the 1st global struggle. wish information how the social and political upheaval of the interval challenged the constitution and ethos of the Reformation church buildings, and the way Protestantism developed to fulfill those profound demanding situations.

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Other examples are the influential twovolume Meditationes sanctorum patrum compiled by Martin Moller (1547–1606), which appeared in four popular editions (1584/91–1719), and his Thesaurus precationum (1603), designed as a family prayer-book, which remained very popular in northern Germany in the eighteenth century. Another transmitter was Philipp Kegel, a Lübeck layman (d. 1611), whose Ein neu christlich und gar nützlich Betbuch (1592) as the second edition Zwölf geistliche Andachten (1596), reached fifteen editions (1695).

This had appeared officially for the first time in Württemberg in 1536. 1800 to decorate parish churches liberally with paintings and sculptures. Communion, baptism, and marriage were a mix of Lutheran, Calvinist, and Zwinglian ritual. Beyond this crude division, the churchgoer could expect a bewildering variety of orders of service whose degree of adherence to the Latin canon of the mass and use of Latin depended partly on the whims of princes, magistrates, and their respective parish clergy and choral foundations, and partly on local parish observance.

Peter Treuer's popular Betglöcklein, eight editions (1579–1710), with its 493 prayer texts was a typical example of plagiarism often found in subsequent larger manuals. What could not be found at home could be borrowed from an opposing religious denomination. Lutheran clergy in Germany, Sweden, and Denmark drew from Catholic Renaissance authors, post-Tridentine Catholic authors, and Jesuit prayer-books—obviously not naming them—such as those of Peter Michaelis (Brillmacher, 1542–95), and Peter Canisius (1521–97).

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