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Faith on the Margins: Catholics and Catholicism in the Dutch Golden Age [Hardcover]

By Charles H. Parker (Author)
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In the wake of the 1572 revolt against Spain, the new Dutch Republic outlawed Catholic worship and secularized all church property. Calvinism prevailed as the public faith, yet Catholicism experienced a resurgence in the first half of the seventeenth century, with membership rivaling that of the Calvinist church. In a wide-ranging analysis of a marginalized yet vibrant religious minority, Charles Parker examines this remarkable revival.

It had little to do with the traditional Dutch reputation for tolerance. A keen sense of persecution, combined with a vigorous program of reform, shaped a movement that imparted meaning to Catholics in a Protestant republic. A pastoral organization known as the Holland Mission emerged to establish a vigorous Catholic presence. A chronic shortage of priests enabled laymen and women to exercise an exceptional degree of leadership in local congregations. Increased interaction between clergy and laity reveals a picture that differs sharply from the standard account of the Counter-Reformation's clerical dominance and imposition of church reform on a reluctant populace.

There were few places in early modern Europe where a proscribed religious minority was so successful in remaining a permanent fixture of society. "Faith on the Margins" casts light on the relationship between religious minorities and hostile environments.

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Studio: Harvard University Press
Pages   331
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.56" Width: 6.34" Height: 1.06"
Weight:   1.38 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 2008
Publisher   Harvard University Press
ISBN  0674026624  
ISBN13  9780674026629  

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More About Charles H. Parker

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Charles Parker is Professor of History at St Louis University. He has published extensively on the religious and cultural history of early modern Europe, with a focus on the Low Countries. His books include Faith on the Margins: Catholics and Catholicism in the Dutch Golden Age (2008); The Reformation of Community: Social Welfare and Calvinist Charity in Holland, 1572 1620 (2006); and a co-edited volume, From the Middle Ages to Modernity: Individual and Community in the Early Modern World (2008). His articles and essays have appeared in the Journal of World History, The Sixteenth Century Journal, The Journal of Ecclesiastical History, the Journal of Religious History, and the Journal of Early Modern History.

Charles H. Parker was born in 1958 and has an academic affiliation as follows - St Louis University, Missouri Saint Louis University, Missouri St Loui.

Charles H. Parker has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Cambridge Studies in Early Modern History

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