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Introduction: The Protestant Clergy of Early Modern Europe

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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.

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Seventeenth Century Sixteenth Century Pastoral Care Fateful Dialogue Close Union 
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