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A Constitutional Reformation Church Order?

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/10.1093/0198269943.003.0014

Series: Oxford History of the Christian Church

 A Constitutional Reformation Church Order?

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Introduces a new Protestant constitutional church order against the background of war and revolution, and collapse of the old Catholic Empire in 1806. In Germany, it meant very limited religious toleration for Catholics, Lutherans, and the Reformed. It appeared piecemeal in new state legislation, as law codes, religious edicts and written constitutions in Germany and in Scandinavia with the constitutional separation of Sweden–Finland (1809) and Denmark–Norway (1814).

Keywords: Catholics; constitutional church order; law codes; Lutherans; Reformed; religious edicts; religious toleration; written constitutions

Chapter.  14280 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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