Liturgy, Politics, and Salvation
The Catholic League in Paris and the Nature of Catholic Reform, 1540-1630
The first empirical analysis of the role of the Catholic League in the Counter-Reformation of the French state in the 16th century.
Liturgy, Politics, and Salvation analyzes the contest between the Catholic League and the sovereign authority of the French crown in the middle to late sixteenth century, as a clash between three very different existential positions on the proper relations between the sacred and the profane. This was a debate between Huguenots, Politiques, and the zealous Catholic Leaguers, which frequently led to open conflict, violence, and an undermining of the supremacy of the French state. This book provides a much-needed examination of the role of the Catholic League in the Counter-Reformation of France and how this influence can still be felt today in French politics.
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