The Political Parish and 1648

Nicholas Hope

in German and Scandinavian Protestantism 1700-1918

Published in print July 1999 | ISBN: 9780198269946
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600647 | DOI:

Series: Oxford History of the Christian Church

 The Political Parish and 1648

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Deals with attempts to impose religious uniformity on the bizarre parish order created by historical accident and custom since the Reformation. This was frozen by the Westphalian peace, and its ethos lasted until 1918. The largest religious denomination in the home parish was favoured, since it owned the parish church. Specific to Germany was the simultaneous usage of a parish church by Lutheran and Catholic and Lutheran and Reformed parishioners.

Keywords: Catholic; custom; Lutheran; parish church; parish; reformed; religious denomination; religious uniformity; simultaneous usage; Westphalian peace

Chapter.  6458 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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