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The Reformation of Ritual: An Interpretation of Early Modern Germany

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In The Reformation of Ritual Susan Karant-Nunn explores the function of ritual in early modern German society, and the extent to which it was modified by the Reformation.
Employing anthropological insights, and drawing on extensive archival research, Susan Karant-Nunn outlines the significance of the ceremonial changes. This comprehensive study includes an examination of al
Hardcover, 296 pages
Published May 22nd 1997 by Routledge
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Opens up the discussion of confessionalization to include the curious non-paradox of Protestant ritual, and how these were modified (or not) as Protestant theology developed over the course of the sixteenth century. Argues that there was an official, confessionalizing aim to the institutionalization of such rituals as baptism, marriage, churching, and funerals (or burial), but also an unofficial purpose embedded in the same. Would have been interesting to bring in Catholic areas as well, to see ...more
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