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Author Caspers, Charles, 1953- author.

Title The miracle of Amsterdam : biography of a contested devotion / Charles Caspers and Peter Jan Margry.

Publication Info. Notre Dame, Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press, [2019]

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 420 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates)
Note Translation of: Het mirakel van Amsterdam : biografie van een betwiste devotie.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Creation and expansion of a cult (1345/1500) -- In the Habsburgs' favor (1500/1600) -- The miracle on the margins (1600/1795) -- The battle for public space (1795/1881) -- The silent walk as a national symbol of identity (1881/1960) -- Revolution and the reinvention of tradition (1960/2015) -- Conflict or consensus?
Summary "The Miracle of Amsterdam presents a "cultural biography" of a Dutch devotional manifestation. According to tradition, on the night of March 15, 1345, a Eucharistic host thrown into a burning fireplace was found intact hours later. A chapel was erected over the spot, and the citizens of Amsterdam became devoted to their "Holy Stead." From the original Eucharistic processions evolved the custom of individual devotees walking around the chapel while praying in silence, and the growing international pilgrimage site contributed to the rise and prosperity of Amsterdam. With the arrival of the Reformation, the Amsterdam Miracle became a point of contention between Catholics and Protestants, and the changing fortunes of this devotion provide us a front-row seat to the challenges facing religion in the world today. Caspers and Margry trace these transformations and their significance through the centuries, from the Catholic medieval period through the Reformation to the present day"-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject Processions, Religious -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam -- Catholic Church.
Miracles -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam -- History.
Processions, Religious -- Catholic Church.
Netherlands -- Amsterdam.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Margry, P. J. (Peter Jan), author.
Added Title Mirakel van Amsterdam. English
Other Form: Print version: Caspers, Charles, 1953- Miracle of Amsterdam. Notre Dame, Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press, [2019] 9780268105655 (DLC) 2019011954
ISBN 9780268105686 (electronic book)
0268105685 (electronic book)
0268105677 (electronic book)
9780268105679 (electronic bk.)
9780268105655 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)