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Divided by Faith

Religious Conflict and the Practice of Toleration in Early Modern Europe

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$26.00 • £20.95 • €23.50

ISBN 9780674034730

Publication Date: 03/30/2010


432 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

21 halftones, 2 maps

Belknap Press


  • List of Maps and Illustrations
  • Introduction
  • I. Obstacles
    • 1. A Holy Zeal: Christian piety in the confessional age
    • 2. Corpus Christianum: The community as religious body
    • 3. Flashpoints: The events that triggered violence
    • 4. One Faith, One Law, One King: How religion and politics intersected
  • II. Arrangements
    • 5. The Gold Coin: Ecumenical experiments
    • 6. Crossing Borders: Traveling to attend services
    • 7. Fictions of Privacy: House chapels
    • 8. Sharing Churches, Sharing Power: Official pluralism
  • III. Interactions
    • 9. A Friend to the Person: Individual and group relations
    • 10. Transgressions: Conversion and intermarriage
    • 11. Infidels: Muslims and Jews in Christian Europe
  • IV. Changes
    • 12. Enlightenment?: The “rise of toleration” reconsidered
  • Notes
  • Further Reading
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 2008 Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion, Historical Studies Category, American Academy of Religion
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