The Parish and the Office of the Clergy

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 Parish and the Office of the Clergy

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Returns to themes in Part I to emphasize how difficult it still was in this time of large‐scale political changes to reform the historic parish. ‘Enlightenment’ as achievement is perhaps, therefore, a questionable concept for the period (c.1770–1840). The ‘improvement’ of the Lutheran office, meaning what was beneficial to parishioners and the wider community of citizens, is examined.

Keywords: enlightenment; historic parish; improvement; Lutheran office

Chapter.  9795 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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