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Reformation of the Senses: The Paradox of Religious Belief and Practice in Germany

Jacob M Baum

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042195
eISBN:
9780252050930
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042195.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Through careful examination of religious beliefs and practices in the German-speaking world from approximately 1400 to 1600, this book challenges the centuries-old narrative of the transition from ... More


Introduction

Jacob M. Baum

in Reformation of the Senses: The Paradox of Religious Belief and Practice in Germany

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042195
eISBN:
9780252050930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042195.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter introduces the narrative of de-sensualization promoted by early German Protestants, and briefly outlines its persistence in modern academic and popular discourse. It then addresses ... More


The Reformation of the Senses in Early Evangelical Culture

Jacob M. Baum

in Reformation of the Senses: The Paradox of Religious Belief and Practice in Germany

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042195
eISBN:
9780252050930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042195.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter begins part 2 of the study by considering the origins of the mythology of a de-sensualized Protestantism. Analysis of evangelical print culture in the first half of the 1520s reveals ... More


Conclusion

Jacob M. Baum

in Reformation of the Senses: The Paradox of Religious Belief and Practice in Germany

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042195
eISBN:
9780252050930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042195.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The conclusion concisely summarizes the findings of the study, reiterating the tension between continuity and change in the sensory history of the German Reformation and reflecting on the ... More


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