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Reformation of Feeling: Shaping the Religious Emotions in Early Modern Germany

Susan Karant-Nunn


The Reformation of Feeling looks beyond and beneath the formal doctrinal and moral demands of the Reformation in Germany in order to examine the emotional tenor of the programs that the emerging creeds—revised Catholicism, Lutheranism, and Calvinism/Reformed theology—developed for their members. As revealed by the surviving sermons from this period, preaching clergy of each faith both explicitly and implicitly provided their listeners with distinct models of a mood to be cultivated. To encourage their parishioners to make an emotional investment in their faith, all three drew upon ... More

Keywords: Reformation in Germany, revised Catholicism, Lutheranism, Calvinism, Reformed theology, sermons, preaching clergy, parishioners, crucifixion, ecclesiastical leaders

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195399738
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399738.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan Karant-Nunn, author
Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies
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