Celestial Wonders in Reformation Germany

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Routledge, Oct 6, 2015 - History - 224 pages
Celestial phenomena were often harnessed for use by clerics in early modern Germany. Kurihara examines how and why interest in these events grew in this period, how the clergy exploited these beliefs and the role of sectarianism in Germany at this time.
 

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Contents

Celestial Wonders Confessional Conflicts and Apocalypticism
1
1 Exploring the World of Wunderzeichen
13
2 Lutheran Clergy and Wunderzeichen Discourses
37
Flaciuss Tract against the Interim
59
Polemical Use of Wunderzeichen I
83
Polemical Use of Wunderzeichen II
105
6 Andreaes Pastoral Use of Wunderzeichen
127
7 Celestial Wonders under the Shadow of War
139
Conclusion
159
Notes
165
Works Cited
191
Index
205
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