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Author Frymire, John M.

Title The primacy of the postils : Catholics, Protestants, and the dissemination of ideas in early modern Germany / by John M. Frymire
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 641 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies in medieval and Reformation traditions, 1573-4188 ; v. 147
Studies in medieval and Reformation traditions ; v. 147
Contents Catholic preaching and the German Reformation? : postils and their production, 1520-1535 -- Re-invention, innovation, and reaction : Lutheran and Catholic postils, 1535-1555 -- Matches made in heaven : Lutheran postillators in the service of their princes, 1555-1620 -- Excursus : Calvinist postils? : the pragmatism of German Reformed postillators -- Catholic Postillenfresser : postils, Catholic reform, and the Counter-Reformation -- Correcting Catholicism : censorship, confessional consolidation, and the decline of homegrown postillators
Summary Scholarship on the German Reformation has long equated preaching with Protestantism, just as many scholars have employed sermons but usually in supplemental and unsystematic ways. Based on an analysis of over 400 standard sermon collections (postils) produced by Catholics, Lutherans, and Calvinists (1520-1620), this study offers the first comprehensive, systematic presentation of these works from a cross-confessional perspective. It lays to rest the notion that preaching was somehow distinctively Protestant while tracing the creation, production, use, and censorship of postils
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 559-631) and index
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Subject Catholic Church -- Sermons -- History and criticism.
Reformation -- Germany.
Sermons -- Germany -- History and criticism.
Germany -- Church history -- 16th century.
Genre/Form Church history.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009039901
ISBN 1282951459
9004183604 (electronic bk.)
9789004183605 (electronic bk.)