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Communal Christianity : the life and loss of a peasant vision in early modern Germany

Author: David Christopher Mayes
Publisher: Boston : Brill Academic Publishers, 2004.
Series: Studies in Central European histories, v. 35.
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Mayes describes Communal Christianity, a free-standing, a-confessional Christianity cultivated by the peasant communes of an early modern German region. He relates the history and fate of this  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mayes, David Christopher.
Communal Christianity.
Boston : Brill Academic Publishers, 2004
(OCoLC)638291162
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Christopher Mayes
ISBN: 0391042254 9780391042254
OCLC Number: 54693121
Description: ix, 369 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface Introduction: Toward a New Paradigm for Religion in Early Modern Rural Germany PART I. THE AGE OF COMMUNAL CHRISTIANITY IN RURAL UPPER HESSE, CA. 1550-1648 1. Communal Christianity: The Aconfessional Livelihood of Religion in Rural Upper Hesse 2. Communal Christianity Continues amid a Lutheran Confessionalization, 1576-1604 3. Communal Christianity Thrives amid a Calvinist Confessionalization, 1605-1624 4. Communal Christianity Abides amid a Second Lutheran Confessionalization and the War Years, 1624-1648 PART II. COMMUNAL CHRISTIANITY LOST IN THE WAKE OF COMMUNAL CONFESSIONALIZATION, 1648-1730 5. The Origins and Development of a Confessionalized Culture in Rural Upper Hesse, 1648-1677 6. The Spread and Ramifications of Communal Confessionalization, 1677-1730 Conclusion Bibliography Index
Series Title: Studies in Central European histories, v. 35.
Responsibility: by David Mayes.
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