By Martin Schwarz Lausten

ISBN-10: 0754603075

ISBN-13: 9780754603078

The statement written at the nice Stone of Jelling is that it was once Harold (Bluetooth) who switched over the Danes to Christianity in c.965. during this finished survey, Martin Schwarz Lausten charts the fortunes of the church in Denmark from its very beginnings to the current day. beginning with the pagan society of the Vikings, Lausten describes how the Danes have been brought to the hot faith sooner than Harald's enthronement via their touch with Christian investors and missionaries, and within the encounters of the Viking raiders with Christian tradition in France and England. Drawing on a wealth of manuscript, revealed and pictorial assets, the booklet information how Church and Royal strength reworked an historic peasant society right into a general medieval nation. Following chapters research the influence of Luther and the Reformation on Danish society, and the shift within the struggles for authority among the Church and the kingdom. The impression of the Humanist circulate and the ecu Enlightenment also are tested in complete, including the problems they raised comparable to how the Church used to be to talk to the fashionable guy who not took at face worth the authority of the Bible. Lausten brings his survey correct as much as present instances with an outline of the nineteenth-century revivalist events, the Danish Church's reaction to the Jewish query in the course of the German career, via to the current day institution of the People's Church.

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