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Title Episcopal reform and politics in early modern Europe / edited by Jennifer Mara DeSilva.

Imprint Kirksville, Mo. : Truman State University Press, ©2012.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 226 pages) : illustrations
Physical Medium polychrome.
Description text file
Series Early modern studies series ; 10
Early modern studies series ; 10.
Note Restrictions on access to electronic version: access available to SOAS staff and students only, using SOAS id and password.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents pt. 1. Episcopal authority -- pt. 2. Pastoral practice -- pt. 3. Clerical reform.
Summary "In the tumultuous period of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries when ecclesiastical reform spread across Europe, the traditional role of the bishop as a public exemplar of piety, morality, and communal administration came under attack. In communities where there was tension between religious groups or between spiritual and secular governing bodies, the bishop became a lightning rod for struggles over hierarchical authority and institutional autonomy. These struggles were intensified by the ongoing negotiation of the episcopal role and by increased criticism of the cleric, especially during periods of religious war and in areas that embraced reformed churches. This volume contextualizes the diversity of episcopal experience across early modern Europe, while showing the similarity of goals and challenges among various confessional, social, and geographical communities. Until now there have been few studies that examine the spectrum of responses to contemporary challenges, the high expectations, and the continuing pressure bishops faced in their public role as living examples of Christian ideals."--Publisher's description.
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Subject Catholic Church -- Bishops -- History.
Council of Trent (1545-1563 : Trento, Italy)
Catholic Church.
Council of Trent.
Katholische Kirche
Episcopacy -- History.
Clergy -- Office -- History.
Christianity and politics -- Catholic Church -- History.
Christianity and politics -- Europe -- History.
Europe -- Church history.
RELIGION -- Christian Theology -- Ecclesiology.
Christianity and politics.
Christianity and politics -- Catholic Church.
Clergy -- Office.
Katholische Erneuerung
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Church history.
Added Author DeSilva, Jennifer Mara, 1976-
Other Form: Print version: 9781612480725 1612480721 (DLC) 2012030760
ISBN 9781612480725 (electronic bk.)
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9780271090672 (electronic bk.)
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