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

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

By: Allan Tulchin (author)Hardback

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In this book, author Alan Tulchin breaks apart the process of mass conversion in the sixteenth century to explain why the Reformation occurred, using Nimes, the most Protestant town in France, as a case study. Protestantism was overwhelmingly successful in Nimes, since most people converted, but the process culminated in two bloody massacres of Nimes's remaining Catholics. Beginning in 1559, Nimes underwent a revolutionary period comparable to 1789 in its intensity. 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. Nimes's first Protestants were attracted to Calvin's Eucharistic theology; later converts believed that the Church needed to be cleansed of its excesses to encourage moral reform of the Crown; and in the end, many converted due to peer

About Author

Allan Tulchin Assistant Professor of History, Shippensburg University

Contents

INTRODUCTION 1-20; CONCLUSION. THE REFORMATION IN NIMES IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE 1-27; APPENDIX A. THE EVOLUTION OF THE PROTESTANT MOVEMENT IN NIMES, 1560-1562 1; APPENDIX B. CONSTRUCTING THE NOTARIAL DATABASE 1-35; BIBLIOGRAPHY 1-26

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780199736522
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780199736522
  • weight: 616
  • ISBN10: 0199736529

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