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'Qui refusera la réconciliation sera interdit de la Sainte Cène.' Entre exclusion et intégration, la régulation consistoriale des conflits sociaux à Genève, dix-septième— dix-huitième siècles

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Analysis of a sampling of the registers of the consistory of Geneva between 1605 and 1781, documents housed in the Archives d'État of Geneva, reveals an evolution in the use of temporary exclusion from the Lord's Supper as part of the procedures for the regulation of conflict among the faithful. During the years immediately after 1605, as in the previous century, consistorial activity was characterized by the large number of cases with which it dealt. About half of these affairs involved social conflict as well as familial, conjugal and matrimonial disputes. The consistory demonstrated remarkable diligence in looking into any and all quarrels that came to its attention. It sought to pacify and regulate, never hesitating to suspend temporarily the quarrelers from the Lord's Supper, even when the parties had already reached a reconciliation.

Keywords: Archives d'État; Geneva; Lord's Supper



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