Die »andere« Reformation im Alten Reich: Bremen und Nordwest-Europa

Translated title of the contribution: The Other Reformation in the Old Empire: Bremen and North-West Europe

J van de Kamp (Editor), Christoph Auffarth (Editor)

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The history of the Reformation in the city of Bremen differs from many other Reformation processes in the Old Empire. Yet it has hardly been addressed, not even in the decade of lively commemoration of the Reformation. Bremen's was a different Reformation in comparison with similar developments in the core territories of the Reformation, as well as in the cities. In the first, Lutheran, phase of Bremen's Reformation, many aspects were similar to those elsewhere: the groundbreaking ideas, which were legitimated by reference to the Word of God, as codified in Holy Scripture; anticlericalism; provocative stances; violence and appeasement. From about 1550 onwards, however, Bremen's Reformation proceeded towards a more uncompromising second phase. The aim of this volume is to give Bremen its due within the field of Reformation research.
Translated title of the contributionThe Other Reformation in the Old Empire: Bremen and North-West Europe
Original languageGerman
Place of PublicationLeipzig
PublisherEvangelische Verlagsanstalt
Number of pages480
ISBN (Print)9783374064380
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameArbeiten zur Kirchen- und Theologiegeschichte
PublisherEvangelische Verlagsanstalt


  • Reformation
  • Old Empire
  • Bremen
  • North-West Europe
  • politics
  • culture
  • ordinance


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