Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Teaching the ReformationMinisters and Their Message in Basel, 1529-1629$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Amy Nelson Burnett

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195305760

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195305760.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 28 November 2020

 The Transformation of the Pastoral Ministry

 The Transformation of the Pastoral Ministry

(p.261) 12 The Transformation of the Pastoral Ministry
Teaching the Reformation

Amy Nelson Burnett (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

In the century after the Reformation, Basel’s clergy gradually met the criteria of professionalization. Central to this transformation was the church’s control over the education and appointment of its clergy. Basel may not have been typical, but it clearly illustrates trends that occurred in other, larger territories over a somewhat longer time period. The case of Basel also reveals the important connection between the development of rhetoric and dialectic instruction at the university and the evolution of both theology and preaching, and it indicates some possible differences between Lutheran and Reformed preaching. It questions the older interpretation of Basel’s confessional history, indicating instead the persistence of a non-confessional form of Protestantism into the 1570s. Together with the Senate’s relative lack of concern with church affairs during this time, this suggests that confessionalization, if defined as a process imposed from above, did not begin until the last two decades of the century, coinciding with the entry of the third generation into the ministry.

Keywords:   clergy, professionalization, education, university, preaching, confessionalization, generation

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .