- Series: Christianity and Society in the Modern World
- Hardcover: 296 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (June 27, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0415113377
- ISBN-13: 978-0415113373
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
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The Reformation of Ritual: An Interpretation of Early Modern Germany (Christianity and Society in the Modern World) 1st Edition
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"For a generation ritual studies have changed the face of early modern European history, but only with Susan Karant-Nunn's lucid book, the first of its kind, is the extensive power of religious ritual in the German Reformation fully uncovered....No other scholar has demonstrated as much care in discovering the gender implications of ritual reforms."
-Professor Clarence Ver Steeg, Northwestern University
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Table of contents: "Introduction, Engagement and marriage ceremonies: taming the beast within, To beat the Devil: baptism and the conquest of sin, Churching-a woman's rite, Repentance-confession-and the Lord's Table: separating the divine from the human, Banning the dead and ordering the living: the selective retention of Catholic practice, Ritual change: conclusions."
This work was later used in "Worship Wars in Early Lutheranism."
An interesting anthropological study of what the reformation meant in the life of small villages and the like.