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Author Caspers, Charles, 1953- author

Title The miracle of Amsterdam : biography of a contested devotion / Charles Caspers and Peter Jan Margry
Published Notre Dame, Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 420 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates)
Contents Creation and expansion of a cult (1345/1500) -- In the Habsburgs' favor (1500/1600) -- The miracle on the margins (1600/1795) -- The battle for public space (1795/1881) -- The silent walk as a national symbol of identity (1881/1960) -- Revolution and the reinvention of tradition (1960/2015) -- Conflict or consensus?
Summary "The Miracle of Amsterdam presents a "cultural biography" of a Dutch devotional manifestation. According to tradition, on the night of March 15, 1345, a Eucharistic host thrown into a burning fireplace was found intact hours later. A chapel was erected over the spot, and the citizens of Amsterdam became devoted to their "Holy Stead." From the original Eucharistic processions evolved the custom of individual devotees walking around the chapel while praying in silence, and the growing international pilgrimage site contributed to the rise and prosperity of Amsterdam. With the arrival of the Reformation, the Amsterdam Miracle became a point of contention between Catholics and Protestants, and the changing fortunes of this devotion provide us a front-row seat to the challenges facing religion in the world today. Caspers and Margry trace these transformations and their significance through the centuries, from the Catholic medieval period through the Reformation to the present day"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Translation of: Het mirakel van Amsterdam : biografie van een betwiste devotie
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 05, 2019)
Subject Miracles -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam -- History
Processions, Religious -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam -- Catholic Church
Netherlands -- Amsterdam.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Margry, P. J. (Peter Jan), author
LC no. 2019017018
ISBN 0268105677 electronic book
0268105685 electronic book
9780268105679 electronic book
9780268105686 electronic book
hardcover ; alkaline paper
Other Titles Mirakel van Amsterdam. English