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Lay Prophets in Lutheran Europe (c. 1550–1700), By Jürgen Beyer

Wednesday, June 14, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jesse A. Fivecoate
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Lay prophets in Lutheran Europe (c. 1550–1700)” is the first transnational study of the phenomenon of angelic apparitions in all Lutheran cultures of early modern Europe. Jürgen Beyer provides evidence for more than 350 cases and analyses the material in various ways: tracing the medieval origins, studying the spread of news about prophets, looking at the performances legitimising their calling, noting their comments on local politics, following the theological debates about prophets and interpreting the early modern notions of holiness within which prophets operated. A full chronology and bibliography of all cases concludes the volume. Beyer demonstrates that lay prophets were an accepted part of Lutheran culture and places them in their social, political and confessional contexts.

Lay prophets in Lutheran Europe” will be of interest to students and scholars of several disciplines, including folklore, ethnology, history and church history, and to anyone concerned with prophecy and apparitions.

For more information, visit http://www.brill.com/products/book/lay-prophets-lutheran-europe-c-1550-1700#DESREAD_1



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