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By Christopher Ocker

This can be a learn of the spiritual controversy that broke out with Martin Luther, from the vantage of church estate. the debate ultimately produced a Holy Roman Empire of 2 church buildings. this isn't an financial heritage. fairly, the publication indicates how acceptance of confiscation used to be received, and the way theological recommendation used to be necessary to the luck of what's often referred to as an important if early degree of confessional state-building. It stories the nature of sacred estate within the overdue heart a long time, surveys confiscations in Reformation Germany on illustrative examples, summarizes the League of Schmalkalden's security of confiscations, systematically reviews theological memoranda that formed a standard coverage within the League, and indicates the function of that universal place in spiritual politics.

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Bernd Hamm, The Reformation of Faith in the Context of Late Medieval Theology and Piety, edited by Robert J. J. Brill, 2004), pp. 218–9. See also Scribner in note 20, above. 23 These are conveniently listed in a table by Euan Cameron, The European Reformation (Oxford: Clarendon, 1991), p. 269. 24 Thomas A. Brady, “Reformation als Rechtsbruch: Nationalisierung und Territorialisierung der Religionen als Rechtsbruch,” Die Säkularisation im Prozess der Säkularisierung Europas edited by Peter Blickle, Rudolf Schlögl (Epfendorf: Bibliotheca Academica, 2005), pp.

The true church remains36—as 34 Consider Johannes Schilling, Gewesene Mönche. Lebensgeschichten in der Reformation, in Schriften des Historischen Kollegs, Vorträge 26 (Munich: Stiftung Historisches Kolleg, 1990), and Merry Wiesner-Hanks, editor, Joan Skocir and Merry Wiesner-Hanks, translators, Convents Confront the Reformation: Catholic and Protestant Nuns in Germany (Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 1996), pp. 11–64. 35 Georg Kuhaupt, Veröffentlichte Kirchenpolitik. Kirche im publizistischen Streit zur Zeit der Religionsgespräche (1538–1541), (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht, 1998), passim.

33–4, 43. Alois Hahn distinguishes sixteenth-century secularizations from those of modern Europe in two ways. They 10 introduction Confiscation started with an inventory of monastery holdings ordered by a prince or by city magistrates. Such inventories were not new. They had been made in the fifteenth century in conjunction with reforms of monasteries or simply as an expression of a ruler’s church guardianship (Kirchenvogtei ). In the fifteenth century, rulers sometimes also installed a lay officer to oversee or manage the material business of a monastery.

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