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The Colloquy of Montbéliard: Religion and Politics in the Sixteenth Century

Jill Raitt

Abstract

This study focuses on the Colloquy of Montbéliard, a theological debate in 1586 between the Lutheran Jacob Andreae and the Calvinist Theodore Beza. Montbéliard, the site of the Colloquy, epitomized the complex array of shifting political alliances and religious tensions which characterized the Holy Roman Empire after the Peace of Augsburg. A French speaking Reformed county, Montbéliard found itself under the jurisdiction of the Lutheran Duke of Wurttemberg, who sought to impose his religion on the region. The people and clergy of Montbéliard resisted strenuously, and this tense situation was e ... More

Keywords: Colloquy of Montbéliard, Lutheran, Holy Roman Empire, Jacob Andreae, Calvinist, Thoeodore Beza, Reformed, Eucharist, Henry of Navarre

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780195075663
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195075663.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jill Raitt, author
Humanities University of Missouri-Columbia