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Parish Crisis in a Credulous World

Nicholas Hope

in German and Scandinavian Protestantism 1700-1918

Published in print July 1999 | ISBN: 9780198269946
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600647 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198269943.003.0003

Series: Oxford History of the Christian Church

 Parish Crisis in a Credulous World

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Looks at the way parishes and pastoral care coped in hard times (Ch. 1) in the interdependent German and Scandinavian churchscape of the Baltic region. Belief in divine intervention and superstition was commonplace. Propagation of the Gospel and teaching the catechism, also as a way of raising standards of literacy, attempted to stamp out parochial ignorance.

Keywords: Baltic region; catechism; divine intervention; Gospel propagation; literacy; parish crisis; pastoral care; Scandinavia; superstition

Chapter.  5323 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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