The Churches

The Dynamics of Religious Reform in Northern Europe, 1780-1920

Edited by Joris Van Eijnatten and Paula Yates

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Developments in church-state relationships in north-western Europe between 1780 and 1920 had a substantial impact on reformist ideas, projects and movements within the churches. Conversely, the dynamics of ecclesiastical reform prompted the state itself to react in various ways, through direct intervention or by adapting its policies and/or promulgating laws.

To which extent did church and state mutually influence each other in matters concerning ecclesiastical reform? How and why did they do so? These are the central questions posed in The Churches, the second volume in the series ‘Dynamics of Religious Reform'. The volume concentrates on the reforms generated by the churches themselves and on their response to the political and legal reforms initiated by the state. It shows how processes of church reform evolved differently in different countries.

The position and role of organised religion in the modern state is a matter of continual debate. This volume offers historical insight into the enduring but sometimes uneasy relationship between church and secular authority.

Contents

Introduction
Joris van Eijnatten & Paula Yates

Bibliography

The United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland

Internal Church Reform 1780-1850. Establishment under Fire
Nigel Yates †

The Oxford Movement and the Legacy of Anglican Evangelicalism
Peter Nockles

Internal Church Reform 1850-1920. An Age of Innovation in Ecclesiastical Reform
Frances Knight

Bibliography

The Low Countries

Church Reform and Modernity in Belgium
Jan Art, Jan De Maeyer, Ward De Pril & Leo Kenis

Contested Unity. Church, Nation and Reform in the Netherlands
Joris van Eijnatten

Bibliography

Germany

Internal Church Reform in Catholic Germany
Claus Arnold

The Protestant Churches in Germany and Ecclesiastical Reform
Klaus Fitschen

Bibliography

The Nordic Countries

Church, State and Reform in Denmark
Jes Fabricius Mà¸ller

Self-Reform and Swedish Christianity
Erik Sidenvall

The Limits of Ecclesiastical Reform in Norway
à˜yvind Norderval, Dag Thorkildsen & Hallgeir Elstad

Bibliography

Index

Map of Northern Europe c.1870

Authors

Colophon

Format: Edited volume - ebook

288 pages

ISBN: 9789461660312

Publication: March 20, 2013

Series: Dynamics of Religious Reform 2

Languages: English

Joris van Eijnatten is Chair for Cultural History at Utrecht University.

Paula Yates is Lecturer in Modern Church History at the University of Wales, Trinity/St. David (formerly University of Wales, Lampeter)


Both of these volumes represent a major and unprecedented exercise in the comparative history of church reform during the nineteenth century and both employ the talents of a distinguished and international body of historians.
Though impressive in scope, these volumes are nevertheless accessible, with each chapter being followed by a useful bibliography. While their balance and geographical coverage may be open to question, these volumes represent the first contributions to a series which already shows considerable promise and which will no doubt serve as a major resource for the study of European religious life in the nineteenth century.

Michael Snape, University of Birmingham, UK, European History Quarterly 2013 43: 390


 

Dubbelrecensie 'The dynamics of religious reform'
Keith Robbins ed., Political and Legal Perspectives en Joris van Eijnatten en Paula Yates ed., The Churches
Wel maken deze twee bundels duidelijk dat met een verbreding van de geschiedschrijving over religie veel winst te behalen valt. In een dergelijke verbreding slagen de bundels ten eerste door de geschiedenis van religieuze gemeenschappen niet tot de geschiedenis van kerken te reduceren. Ten tweede toont de eerste bundel ook aan dat een expliciete verbinding van religie en macht meer inzicht kan bieden in de manier waarop de plaats van religie in de moderne samenleving is veranderd.
Peter van Dam, Tijdschrift voor Nieuwste Geschiedenis, 2012, nr 4
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Both volumes present valuable coverage of a range of country cases which few individual readers, if any, can be fully conversant with. The particularity of each is remarkable despite some affinities to be found among the contiguous countries of Great Britain and Ireland, the Low Countries, and the Nordic group respectively. The main essays provide useful works of reference made all the more useful for those who would want to delve further into the matters covered by the addition of bibliographies of works in the relevant languages as well as in English.
JOHN T.S. MADELEY, London School of Economic and Political Science, Politics, Religion and Ideology


 

The present volume focuses on 'internal church reform', defined as 'the pursuit of reform within the church, by the church and for the church'. The main themes are outlined in an introduction by Joris van Eijnatten and Paula Yates. There is then a series of country-by-country chapters, each written by a scholar from the country in question. [...]
Readers might wish for a concluding chapter with systematic comparisons. But the many excellent contributions will give them the material to make their own comparisons.


English Historical Review 2013 128: 176-178, HUGH McLEOD, University of Birmingham


 

Both of these volumes represent a major and unprecedented exercise in the comparative history of church reform during the nineteenth century and both employ the talents of a distinguished and international body of historians.
Though impressive in scope, these volumes are nevertheless accessible, with each chapter being followed by a useful bibliography. While their balance and geographical coverage may be open to question, these volumes represent the first contributions to a series which already shows considerable promise and which will no doubt serve as a major resource for the study of European religious life in the nineteenth century.

Michael Snape, University of Birmingham, UK, European History Quarterly 2013 43: 390


 

Dubbelrecensie 'The dynamics of religious reform'
Keith Robbins ed., Political and Legal Perspectives en Joris van Eijnatten en Paula Yates ed., The Churches
Wel maken deze twee bundels duidelijk dat met een verbreding van de geschiedschrijving over religie veel winst te behalen valt. In een dergelijke verbreding slagen de bundels ten eerste door de geschiedenis van religieuze gemeenschappen niet tot de geschiedenis van kerken te reduceren. Ten tweede toont de eerste bundel ook aan dat een expliciete verbinding van religie en macht meer inzicht kan bieden in de manier waarop de plaats van religie in de moderne samenleving is veranderd.
Peter van Dam, Tijdschrift voor Nieuwste Geschiedenis, 2012, nr 4
Download het volledige artikel >>>


 

Both volumes present valuable coverage of a range of country cases which few individual readers, if any, can be fully conversant with. The particularity of each is remarkable despite some affinities to be found among the contiguous countries of Great Britain and Ireland, the Low Countries, and the Nordic group respectively. The main essays provide useful works of reference made all the more useful for those who would want to delve further into the matters covered by the addition of bibliographies of works in the relevant languages as well as in English.
JOHN T.S. MADELEY, London School of Economic and Political Science, Politics, Religion and Ideology


 

The present volume focuses on 'internal church reform', defined as 'the pursuit of reform within the church, by the church and for the church'. The main themes are outlined in an introduction by Joris van Eijnatten and Paula Yates. There is then a series of country-by-country chapters, each written by a scholar from the country in question. [...]
Readers might wish for a concluding chapter with systematic comparisons. But the many excellent contributions will give them the material to make their own comparisons.
English Historical Review 2013 128: 176-178, HUGH McLEOD, University of Birmingham