Registers of the Consistory at Geneva at the Time of Calvin: 1542-1544 v. 1

Description

This critical edition of the Registers of the Consistory of Geneva in the time of Calvin reveals what life was like during the Protestant Reformation in a city where ecclesiastical discipline affected many. These valuable primary source documents- the great bulk of which have remained unknown to most modern researchers- are of capital importance for study of this seminal period in church history. Volume 1 records the activity of the Consistory between 1542 and 1544. Arbitration of disputes, surveillance of morals, repression of the vestiges of the Catholic cult, promotion of the Reformed mode of living, resolution of matrimonial cases- this is a general sketch of the Consistory's work during its earliest days. Rich in details pertaining to daily life and piety in Geneva, these noteworthy historical documents testify to the immense role played by the church in society at the beginning of the Reformation.

Details

Author(s)
Robert M. Kingdon
Format
Paperback | 524 pages
Dimensions
156 x 234 x 26mm | 727g
Publication date
28 Jun 2000
Publisher
William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Publication City/Country
Grand Rapids, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
black & white illustrations
ISBN10
0802846181
ISBN13
9780802846181
Bestsellers rank
1,481,005