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The Resource "Poor, sinning folk" : confession and conscience in Counter-Reformation Germany, W. David Myers

"Poor, sinning folk" : confession and conscience in Counter-Reformation Germany, W. David Myers

Label
"Poor, sinning folk" : confession and conscience in Counter-Reformation Germany
Title
"Poor, sinning folk"
Title remainder
confession and conscience in Counter-Reformation Germany
Statement of responsibility
W. David Myers
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In "Poor, Sinning Folk," W. David Myers investigates the sixteenth-century fate of the medieval Christian sacrament of penance, the process of confessing to a priest in secret one's sins against God and other humans. In Pre-Reformation Germany, numerous layers of public ritual, expectation, and display surrounded the central secret act of confessing and conditioned its meaning. Less frequent and less private than the ritual familiar to modern Catholics, medieval penance was for most German-speaking Christians a seasonal event with social as well as spiritual ramifications for participants. Protestantism swept confession away from many German lands. Even where Catholicism survived and flourished, as in the lands comprising modern Bavaria, the sacrament of penance changed profoundly. The modern confessional booth was introduced, making the sacrament more prominent, more secure from scandal, and ultimately more private. This reform coincided with the efforts of secular rulers to fashion a more disciplined, obedient population. New religious orders, most notably the Society of Jesus in Bavaria, saw the frequent confession of lay people as a means to piety and spiritual discipline amid the temptations of worldly affairs. By the middle of the seventeenth century, political and religious forces combined to forge the sacrament of penance into an effective instrument of spiritual discipline which would fashion the modern Catholic conscience and endure essentially unchanged into the late twentieth century
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Myers, W. David
Dewey number
265/.6/094309031
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BX2263.G3
LC item number
M94 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Confession
  • Penance
  • Penance
  • Counter-Reformation
  • Counter-Reformation
  • Bavaria (Germany)
  • Austria
Label
"Poor, sinning folk" : confession and conscience in Counter-Reformation Germany, W. David Myers
Link
http://www.h-net.org/review/hrev-a0a2r4-aa
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-221) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Catholic Reformation and Sacramental Confession
  • Prologue: The Council of Trent
  • 3.
  • "Festivals of Souls": Reforming the Rite and Structure of Confession
  • 4.
  • "The Precious Jewel": Confession in the Everyday World.
  • Conclusion: "Careful, Not Fearful."
  • I.
  • Late-Medieval and Reformation Confession
  • Prologue: Theology of Confession before the Reformation
  • 1.
  • "Poor, Sinning Folk": Practicing Confession in Late-Medieval Germany
  • 2.
  • "The Shorter, the Better": Confession after the Reformation
  • II.
Control code
ocm33439214
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 230 pages
Isbn
9780801430817
Lccn
95046885
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780801430817
  • (OCoLC)33439214
Label
"Poor, sinning folk" : confession and conscience in Counter-Reformation Germany, W. David Myers
Link
http://www.h-net.org/review/hrev-a0a2r4-aa
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-221) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Catholic Reformation and Sacramental Confession
  • Prologue: The Council of Trent
  • 3.
  • "Festivals of Souls": Reforming the Rite and Structure of Confession
  • 4.
  • "The Precious Jewel": Confession in the Everyday World.
  • Conclusion: "Careful, Not Fearful."
  • I.
  • Late-Medieval and Reformation Confession
  • Prologue: Theology of Confession before the Reformation
  • 1.
  • "Poor, Sinning Folk": Practicing Confession in Late-Medieval Germany
  • 2.
  • "The Shorter, the Better": Confession after the Reformation
  • II.
Control code
ocm33439214
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 230 pages
Isbn
9780801430817
Lccn
95046885
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780801430817
  • (OCoLC)33439214

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