<i>Cura Animarum Specialis</i>: The Pastoral Office

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

 Cura Animarum Specialis: The Pastoral Office

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Addresses the reform of the rural and urban pastoral office in the context of the ‘practice of piety’, meaning individual spiritual renewal and better standards of pastoral care in parishes. Special attention is paid to Anglican, Puritan and Dutch Reformed influence. Lutheran ‘Pietism’ associated with the urban clergymen, Spener and Francke, and their disciples, follows as a movement of pastoral reform.

Keywords: Anglican; Dutch; Francke; pastoral care; pastoral office; practice of piety; puritan; reform; rural; Spener; urban

Chapter.  10390 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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