It is possible to identify a number of fundamental characteristics of popular religious practice in the Catholic villages and towns of Southwest Germany. Throughout the early modern period, but particularly in the century after , popular Catholicism centered around public and often dramatic practices, especially pilgrimage, processions, and the festivals of the liturgical year, many of which were associated with the immenselypopularcult of the Virgin Mary.
www.youronlinereviews.com/wp-content/tetuvosa/bylex-como-rastrear-iphone.php This dramatic religious style, which we tend to associate with Baroque Catholicism, was complemented by a commitment to regular daily and weekly church services which fed the popular appetite for the other central cult, that of the Eucharist. Much of popular Catholicism remained communal and public.
In the eighteenth century there was, however, a trend toward more individual and private religious devotion. Such devotions were part of pilgrimage piety, included in regular parish services, and could be found within confraternities.
The prayers of the Rosary, most often practiced by women in small groups or individually, spread quickly and widely in this part of Germany and served as a kind of benchmark of more individualized devotional practices. Despite the growing popularity of individual devotional practices, which were generally promoted by the clergy, popular Catholicism never succumbed to the other efforts by lay and clerical elites to regularize, systematize, and simplify religious practice.
Instead, Catholic practice in Southwest Germany became ever more diverse and elaborate after Peasants and townspeople built more churches and chapels, they went on new pilgrimages, supported additional holidays and new saints, embraced additional devotions, and attended more frequent church services. An unknown error has occurred.
This book is a study of Catholic reform, popular Catholicism, and the development of confessional identity in southwest Germany.
Based on extensive archival study, it argues that Catholic confessional identity developed primarily from the identification of villagers and townspeople with the practices of Baroque Catholicism - particularly pilgrimages, processions, confraternities, and the Mass. Thus the book is in part a critique of the confessionalisation thesis which currently dominates scholarship in this field. The book is not however focused narrowly on the concerns of German historians.
An analysis of popular religious practice and of the relationship between parishioners and the clergy in villages and small towns allows for a broader understanding of popular Catholicism, especially in the period after Local Baroque Catholicism was ultimately a successful convergence of popular and elite, lay and clerical elements, which led to an increasingly elaborate religious style.
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