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Catholic Germany from the Reformation to the Enlightenment : European History in Perspective - Marc Forster

Catholic Germany from the Reformation to the Enlightenment

European History in Perspective

Paperback Published: 1st January 2008
ISBN: 9780333698389
Number Of Pages: 280

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This is one of the first book length studies available in English of the development of Catholic identity and a specific German Catholic culture in the 300 years after the Reformation. The book emphasizes the particular nature of Church institutions in Germany and the vital role of the population in the creation of Catholic practice and belief.

'A crisp, readable survey of the transformation of German Catholicism during the early modern era.' - Robert J. Bast, University of Tennessee, USA 'A superb text: its clarity, intelligence and the care with which it evaluates the historiography and sets out its own original arguments are exemplary.' - Trevor Johnson, University of the West of England, UK 'This well crafted study should prompt closer study of the forces driving both social-disciplining and populist exuberance within religious traditions.' - John Theibault, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Catholic Germany before Trentp. 12
On the Eve of the Reformationp. 13
The Reform Movementp. 16
Religious Practicep. 20
The Impact of the Reformationp. 22
The Catholic Response to the Reformationp. 25
Catholicism at Mid-centuryp. 35
The Counter-Reformation Episode: 1570s-1620sp. 38
The Counter-Reformation as Anti-Protestantismp. 39
The Jesuitsp. 49
Tridentine Reform, Catholic Reformp. 54
The Reform of Popular Religion, Confessionalization, and the Creation of Catholic Identityp. 73
The Thirty Years' Warp. 85
The Edict of Restitution, 1629p. 87
The Conversion of Protestant Populationsp. 90
The War, Tridentine Reform, and the Rise of Baroque Catholicismp. 94
The German Church after 1650p. 104
The Reichskirchep. 105
Confessionalization after 1650p. 108
The Parish Clergyp. 117
The Monasteries and the Ordersp. 128
Baroque Catholicismp. 144
Structures of Baroque Religiosityp. 146
A Religious Revivalp. 162
The Role of the Laityp. 173
Regional Variety in Baroque Catholicismp. 177
German Catholicism in the late Eighteenth Centuryp. 184
Continuitiesp. 185
New Developmentsp. 187
Joseph II and Josephinismp. 189
Secularization and the End of the Imperial Churchp. 194
Conclusionp. 199
Notesp. 202
Bibliographyp. 246
Indexp. 250
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ISBN: 9780333698389
ISBN-10: 033369838X
Series: European History in Perspective
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 1st January 2008
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1