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That Men Would Praise the Lord: The Reformation in Nimes, 1530-1570

Allan Tulchin


This book breaks apart the process of mass conversion in the sixteenth century to explain why the Reformation occurred, using Nîmes, the most Protestant town in France, as a case study. Beginning in 1559, townspeople flocked to hear Protestant preachers and then took over Catholic churches, destroyed statues and stained glass, and zealously took part in the Wars of Religion, which convulsed France beginning in 1562. As the Protestant movement grew, it had to adapt to changing circumstances. Nîmes’s first Protestants were attracted to Calvin ’s theology of the Eucharist; later converts believed ... More

Keywords: reformation, Nîmes, wars of religion, Calvin, Michelade, database, quantitative techniques, cultural history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199736522
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736522.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Allan Tulchin, author
Shippensburg University
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