Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Nordic And Baltic Lutheranism

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

In the early modern period the far north of Europe was divided into three political regions. The Union of Kalmar, which combined the kingdoms of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden in 1397, broke apart in 1520 after a rebellion in Sweden. As a result of extensive interactions with Germany, Lutheranism spread to all of these territories within a few years after the start of the Reformation. Developments in Germany continued to influence Scandinavian and Baltic Lutheranism throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, but the evolution of religious life and the formation of ecclesiastical institutions were also shaped in distinctive ways by social dynamics and political forces that were peculiar to each of the northern regions. The Swedish-Polish War significantly disrupted religious life throughout the Baltic. The ties to Germany were always strong, but Nordic Lutheranism developed a character all its own.

Keywords:Baltic Lutheranism; Denmark; early Reformation; Nordic Lutheranism; Swedish territories; Swedish-Polish war

10.1163/ej.9789004166417.i-533.49
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004166417.i-533.49
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Lutheran Ecclesiastical Culture, 1550-1675 — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation