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Registres du Consistoire de Genève au temps de Calvin. Tome VIII (25 mars 1553-1er février 1554)

Edited by Isabella M. WATT, Jeffrey R. WATT, Managing editor Lee Palmer WANDEL, With Wallace MCDONALD

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The records of the Consistory of Geneva for 1553, like those for the two previous years, reveal the bitter conflicts between Calvin and the Consistory, on the one hand, and the so-called “Enfants de Genève,” on the other. The latter continued to complain about the influx of the large number of refugees, mostly from France, as well as the growing authority of the pastors and the Consistory. The question of what institution, the Consistory or the Council, had the authority to exclude and to admit people to the Holy Supper remained a major point of contention and indeed would not be resolved until January 1555. When the Small Council in September decided to readmit to communion Philibert Berthelier, a fierce opponent of Calvin, the reformer proclaimed before the Council that he would rather die than accept this violation of the Consistory’s prerogatives. The Consistory did not play a role in early modern Geneva’s most infamous trial: the case against Michael Servetus, whose execution in October 1553 set off an intense debate in Europe about religious toleration. In this year, the Consistory did, however, summon some individuals for theological reasons, such as denying the doctrine of predestination, but far more people appeared for their behavior than for their beliefs. One finds many actions against practices that were considered magical, such as consulting healers, and against dancing or singing profane songs. Quite common were cases of illicit sexuality, and as far as the control of marriage is concerned, disputed marriage contracts were much more common than petitions for divorce. Convinced that bearing ill feelings toward others precluded genuine piety, the Consistory continued to try to reconcile feuding parties.

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Registres du Consistoire de Genève au temps de Calvin. Tome VIII (25 mars 1553-1er février 1554)

Registres du Consistoire de Genève au temps de Calvin. Tome VIII (25 mars 1553-1er février 1554)

The records of the Consistory of Geneva for 1553, like those for the two previous years, reveal the bitter conflicts between Calvin and the Consistory, on the one hand, and the so-called “Enfants de Genève,” on the other...

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TABLE DES MATIÈRES

Remerciements
Introduction
Sources et Bibliographie

Consistoire de Genève – Tome VIII

Appendice
Glossaire
Index des sujets
Index des noms de lieux
Index des noms de personnes
Title Registres du Consistoire de Genève au temps de Calvin. Tome VIII (25 mars 1553-1er février 1554)
Edition First Edition
Volume 528
Edited by Isabella M. WATT, Jeffrey R. WATT
Managing editor Lee Palmer WANDEL
With Wallace MCDONALD
Issue 3
Language Français
Publisher Droz
Title First Published 04/11/2014
Includes Index; Bibliography
 
Format Hardback
ISBN-13 978-2-600-01778-7
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600017787
Reference no. 3-528
Publication Date 04/11/2014
Nb of pages XL - 298
Dimensions 175 x 250 cm
Weight 865 gr
 
Format PDF
ISBN-13 978-2-600-11778-4
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600117784
Reference no. 3-528-PDF
Publication Date 04/11/2014
Nb of pages XL - 298
 
Format Hardback + PDF
ISBN-13 978-2-600-21778-1
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600217781
Reference no. 3-528-LOT
Publication Date 04/11/2014
Nb of pages XL - 298
Dimensions 175 x 250 cm
Weight 865 gr
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