By Kasper von Greyerz
While many large-scale old ways to early smooth faith have focused on institutional points, this significant learn consciously neglects those components to supply new and interesting insights. The ensuing paintings delves into the various distinguishing marks of the interval: spiritual reform and renewal, the hotly debated factor of "confessionalism", social inclusion and exclusion, and the expanding fragmentation of early sleek religiosity within the context of the Enlightenment. In a last bankruptcy, von Greyerz addresses the query as to if early smooth faith carried in itself the seeds of its personal relativization.
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