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The Protestant Clergy of Early Modern Europe

  • C. Scott Dixon
  • Luise Schorn-Schütte

About this book


The Protestant Clergy of Early Modern Europe provides a comprehensive survey of the Protestant clergy in Europe during the confessional age. Eight contributions, written by historians with specialist research knowledge in the field, offer the reader a wide-ranging synthesis of the main concerns of current historiography. Themes include the origins and the evolution of the Protestant clergy during the age of Reformation, the role and function of the clergy in the context of early modern history, and the contribution of the clergy to the developments of the age (the making of confessions, education, the reform of culture, social and political thought).


Europe historiography history reformation

Editors and affiliations

  • C. Scott Dixon
    • 1
  • Luise Schorn-Schütte
    • 2
  1. 1.The Queen’s University of BelfastUK
  2. 2.Johann Wolfgang Goethe-UniversitätFrankfurt am MainGermany

About the editors

JAY GOODALE Assistant Professor of History, Bucknell University BRUCE GORDON Reader in Modern History and Deputy Director of the Reformation Studies Institute, University of St. Andrews IAN GREEN Professor of Early Modern History, Queen's University, Belfast MARK GREENGRASS Researcher, University of Sheffield SUSAN C. KARANT-NUNN Professor of History and Director of the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies, University of Arizona THOMAS KAUFFMANN Professor of Church History, Georg-August University, Göttingen, Germany R. EMMET MCLAUGHLIN Associate Professor of History, Villanova University R. N. SWANSON Professor of Medieval Ecclesiastical History, University of Birmingham

Bibliographic information


'Taken together, the essays in this book focus our attention on a fascinating aspect of the Reformation community...There are all sorts of good things in this book and it is to be commended. - David Hoyle, Journal of Theological Studies