By Anders Jarlert
The "long" 19th century observed the creation of devotional corporations as a method of channeling renowned faith. this period additionally witnessed the interpretation and booklet of devotional books, journals, and pamphlets on an enormous scale. Piety and Modernity explores the character of pious reforms in such components as liturgy, saint cults, pilgrimage, confraternities, hymns, and Bible translation, with an emphasis at the altering styles in spiritual expression on the collective and person point, the turning out to be impression of domestic missions, and the relatives among piety and print tradition. whereas person piety was once frequently attached with the authority of church leaders and confessional educating, the lengthy 19th century gave upward push to new types of individualism, concerning grassroots projects. This quantity deals a wealthy review of quite a number interrelated nationwide practices touching on piety within the 19th century.
Contributors: Ingunn Folkestad Breisteinn, Ansgar university and Theological Seminary, Kristiansand; Mary Heimann, college of Strathclyde; Janice Holmes, The Open college in eire; Anders Jarlert, Lund college; F. A. (Fred) van Lieburg, college of Amsterdam; Hugh McLeod, collage of Birmingham; Peter Jan Margry, Meertens Institute, Amsterdam; Tine Van Osselaer, college of Leuven; Bernhard Schneider, Trier college; Johs. Enggaard Stidsen, collage of Copenhagen