The Consolidation of the Protestant Movement, 1561–1562

Allan A. Tulchin

in That Men Would Praise the Lord

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780199736522
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199866229 | DOI:
The Consolidation of the Protestant Movement, 1561–1562

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This chapter describes the evolution of the Nîmes Protestant movement from the first meeting of the church’s governing body, the consistory, to the outbreak of civil war the following year. In this period the movement converted key segments of the elite, including members of the présidial, and created its institutional structures. Protestants had become particularly prominent in Nîmes’s most influential factions, and in general had higher betweenness than Catholics. The consistory focused on morals legislation, promoted charity, and attempted, unsuccessfully, to restrain iconoclasm. By the end of 1561 Nîmes’s churches were in Protestant hands.

Keywords: consistory; morals regulation; iconoclasm; charity; betweenness

Chapter.  14442 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christianity

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