The Primacy of the Postils: Catholics, Protestants, and the Dissemination of Ideas in Early Modern Germany
John M. Frymire
BRILL, 2010 - Religion - 641 pages
Scholarship on the German Reformation has long equated preaching with Protestantism, just as many scholars have employed sermons but usually in supplemental and unsystematic ways. Based on an analysis of over 400 standard sermon collections (postils) produced by Catholics, Lutherans, and Calvinists (1520-1620), this study offers the first comprehensive, systematic presentation of these works from a cross-confessional perspective. It lays to rest the notion that preaching was somehow distinctively Protestant while tracing the creation, production, use, and censorship of postils. These sermon collections were nothing less than the applied distillation of Christianity delivered on a regular basis by the clergy to the laity, and as such the most important vehicle for the dissemination of ideas in early modern Germany.
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Chapter One Catholic Preaching and the German
The Catholic Response
Catholic Postil Production
The Use and Abuse of Johann
The Dominance of Medieval
Catholic and Protestant Postils by Year
Catholic and Protestant Postils by Author
Notes on Select Postils Listed
Complete Sets of Catholic Postils by Year
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