Conversion and the politics of religion in early modern Germany [electronic resource] / edited by David M. Luebke ... [et al.].
- New York : Berghahn Books, 2012.
- Spektrum (New York, N.Y.) ; v. 3.
Spektrum ; v. 3
1 online resource (216 p.)
- Conversion -- Christianity -- History of doctrines -- Congresses.
Christianity and politics -- Germany -- Congresses.
Germany -- Church history -- Congresses.
- Electronic books.
- The Protestant and Catholic Reformations thrust the nature of conversion into the center of debate and politicking over religion as authorities and subjects imbued religious confession with novel meanings during the early modern era. The volume offers insights into the historicity of the very concept of ""conversion."" One widely accepted modern notion of the phenomenon simply expresses denominational change. Yet this concept had no bearing at the outset of the Reformation. Instead, a variety of processes, such as the consolidation of territories along confessional lines, attempts to ensure ci
- Contents; Preface; Introduction - The Politics of Conversion in Early Modern Germany; Chapter One - Paths of Salvation and Boundaries of Belief: Spatial Discourse and the Meanings of Conversion in Early Modern Germany; Chapter Two - Conversion Concepts in Early Modern Germany: Protestant and Catholic; Chapter Three - Turning Dutch? Conversion in Early Modern Wesel; Chapter Four - The Right to Be Catholic-The Right to Be Protestant? Perspectives on Conversion before and after the Peace of Westphalia; Chapter Five - Conversion and Diplomacy in Absolutist Northern Europe
Chapter Six - Irenicism and the Challenges of Conversion in the Early Eighteenth CenturyChapter Seven - Mish-Mash with the Enemy: Identiy, Politics, Power, and the Threat of Forced Conversion in Frederick William I's Prussia; Chapter Eight - Pietist Conversion Narratives and Confessional Identity; Chapter Nine - Conversion and Sarcasm in the Autobiography of Johann Christian Edelmann; Afterword; Bibliography; Notes on the Contributors; Index
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-194) and index.
- Luebke, David Martin, 1960-
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