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Christianity under the Ancien Régime, 1648–1789

Christianity under the Ancien Régime, 1648–1789

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Part of New Approaches to European History

  • Date Published: April 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521556729

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  • Focusing on policy, rather than religious institutions, Professor Ward offers a brief, but comprehensive, account of religious belief and practice of all kinds in Europe between the Westphalia settlements in 1648 and the French Revolution. The book is organised around large regions, for instance, Central and Northwestern Europe (including Britain), Southern Europe and North and Eastern Europe. Professor Ward discusses the political, social and intellectual forces at play in each of these regions in order to allow the reader to understand changes in policy in their proper context. In addition, popular belief, which churches of all denominations regarded as suspicious, is presented in its context of traditional practice, and an attempt is made to assess the successes and failures of European domestic missions during this period. With its maps, glossary and guide to further reading, this will be a major aid to students of Christianity under the Ancien Régime.

    • Focuses on policy (belief and practice) rather than on institutions and covers most regions and denominations in Europe, including Britain
    • Chapters arranged by region, within which social, political and intellectual context is examined to fully contextualise religious belief and practice
    • Examines popular belief, European domestic missions and the effects of Enlightenment on European orthodoxies
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    • Date Published: April 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521556729
    • length: 284 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.42kg
    • contains: 6 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface and Prospectus
    Glossary
    1. Peace and conflict: church and state in Central and Northwestern Europe
    2. Christianity in Southern Europe
    3. Catholicism in the Holy Roman Empire and the Eastern Habsburg lands
    4. The religion of the Protestants
    5. Revival moves westward
    6. The enlightenment and its precursors
    7. The churches in Northern and Eastern Europe
    8. Religion after the Seven Years War.

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    W. R. Ward, University of Durham

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