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The Reformation of the Dead free pdf This is an examination of human encounter with death in Germany from the eve of the Reformation to the rise of Pietism. The Protestant Reformation transformed the funeral more profoundly than any other ritual of the traditional church. Luther's doctrine of salvation "by faith alone" made the foundation of the traditional funeral, intercession for the dead in Purgatory, obsolete. By drawing on anthropological interpretations of death ritual, this study explores the changing relationships between the body, the soul, the living and the dead in the daily life of early modern Germany.

About Craig M. Koslofsky

CRAIG KOSLOFSKY is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. After receiving his doctorate from the University of Michigan in 1994, he held a research position at the Max-Planck-Institut f|r Geschichte, Gvttingen, Germany and taught at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. He is co-editor (with Bernhard Jussen) of Kulturelle Reformation: Sinnformationen in Umbruch 1400-1600. His current research explores night as experienced in the early modern world.

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Author : Craig M. Koslofsky
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 21 October 1999
ISBN : 0333666852
EAN : 9780333666852
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 240 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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