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Protestant Crusades?

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Christian III had a close and personal relationship with Luther and other Wittenberg reformers. Luther’s idea concerning war with the Turks had a tremendous impact on how Christian III considered warfare against the Turks. This chapter discusses how a number of different aspects of the medieval crusade both directly and in the new Lutheran garb continued to be important at all levels of Danish society in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries by presenting a broad spectrum of sources like the works of theologians, royal ideology, liturgical instructions, travel accounts, eulogies, crusade literature etc. First the question of how the war against the Turks during and after the Reformation was perceived in Denmark is addressed. This is followed by an analysis of how Luther’s thoughts were spread in Denmark by a concerted effort of church and king.

Keywords: Christian III; Danish society; Martin Luther; Protestant crusades; Turks



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