Introduction: The Protestant Clergy of Early Modern Europe



The Reformation was a European event. It brought an end to the unity of European Christianity, thus effecting a lasting divide, but it also led to a renewed intensification of the fusion of politics and religion, if from that point forward in a landscape distinguished by confessional and cultural disparity. In all of this, throughout the lands of Reformation Europe, the figure at the heart of this development was the Protestant clergyman.


Seventeenth Century Sixteenth Century Pastoral Care Fateful Dialogue Close Union 
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