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Reformation of the Dead (Early Modern History: Society and Culture)

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This is an examination of human encounter with death in Germany from the eve of the Reformation to the rise of Pietism. The Protestant Reformation transformed the funeral more profoundly than any other ritual of the traditional church. Luther's doctrine of salvation by faith alone made the foundation of the traditional funeral, intercession for the dead in Purgatory, obsol ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published October 21st 1999 by Palgrave Schol, Print UK
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