Judging Faith, Punishing Sin : Inquisitions and Consistories in the Early Modern World Hardback
Judging Faith, Punishing Sin breaks new ground by offering the first comparative treatment of Catholic inquisitions and Calvinist consistories, offering scholars a new framework for analysing religious reform and social discipline in the great Christian age of reformation.
Global in scope, both institutions played critical roles in prosecuting deviance, implementing religious uniformity, and promoting moral discipline in the social upheaval of the Reformation.
Rooted in local archives and addressing specific themes, the essays survey the state of scholarship and chart directions for future inquiry and, taken as a whole, demonstrate the unique convergence of penitential practice, legal innovation, church authority, and state power, and how these forces transformed Christianity.
Bringing together leading scholars across four continents, this volume is an invaluable contribution to our understanding of religion in the early modern world.
University students and scholars alike will appreciate its clear introduction to scholarly debates and cutting edge scholarship.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 408 pages, 2 Tables, black and white; 4 Maps
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 24/03/2017
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9781107140240