Episcopal Reform & Politics in Early Modern Europe Paperback

by Jennifer Mara Desilva;


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Episcopal Reform & Politics in Early Modern Europe

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In the tumultuous period of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries when ecclesiastical reform spread across Europe, the traditional role of the bishop as a public exemplar of piety, morality, and communal administration came under attack. In communities where there was tension between religious groups or between spiritual and secular governing bodies, the bishop became a lightning rod for struggles over hierarchical authority and institutional autonomy. These struggles were intensified by the ongoing negotiation of the Episcopal role and by increased criticism of the cleric, especially during periods of religious war and in areas that embraced reformed churches. This volume contextualises the diversity of Episcopal experience across early modern Europe, while showing the similarity of goals and challenges among various confessional, social, and geographical communities. Until now there have been few studies that examine the spectrum of responses to contemporary challenges, the high expectations, and the continuing pressure bishops faced in their public role as living examples of Christian ideals.

Episcopal Reform & Politics in Early Modern Europe by Jennifer Mara Desilva was published by Truman State University Press in September 2012. The ISBN for Episcopal Reform & Politics in Early Modern Europe is 9781612480725.

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Page last updated 17th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherTruman State University Press (September 2012)
Weight410g
Number of Pages240
Height230 mm
Width155 mm
ISBN9781612480725
ISBN-101612480721
Product Code4076074
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