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German and Scandinavian Protestantism 1700-1918
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German and Scandinavian Protestantism 1700-1918

Nicholas Hope

Abstract

This book is the first history in English of the Lutheran Church in Germany and Scandinavia in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Beginning and ending in war, this period was of particular unease and upheaval for the Church. Attempts to emulate the spiritual community of the early Church, reform of the Church establishment and steps taken to enlighten parishioners were almost always held back by the anomalous structural legacy of the Reformation, tradition and parish habit, sacred and profane. The birth of the modern nation state and its market economy posed a fundamental challenge to th ... More

Keywords: eighteenth century, Germany, Lutheran Church, market economy, nation state, nineteenth century, parish habit, profane, reformation legacy, sacred, Scandinavia, to enlighten, tradition, war

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198269946
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198269943.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas Hope, author
University of Glasgow, and visiting Fellow at University of Heidelberg