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The Consistory Of Loudun, 1589–1602: Seeking An Equilibrium Between Utility, Compassion, And Social Discipline In Uncertain Times

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This chapter investigates the Reformed consistory of Loudun from 1589 to 1602. Drawing up a broad base of documentation, it argues that Loudun's consistory was a relatively cautious and tepid tribunal. Even though it was directed by a solid phalanx of officeholders, and even though Loudun was a Protestant place de sûreté, the Reformed consistory there could not count on the complete support of local secular authority. Loudun had a formidable Catholic population that could effectively short-circuit much of the consistory's program. The consistory still dared to censure the town's Reformed élites, but overall it preferred less abrasive, more private means of moral correction, and it rarely made use of suspension from the Lord's Supper or excommunication. Nevertheless, considerable evidence shows that many in the broader congregation supported what the consistory represented and what it was trying to do.

Keywords: excommunication; Lord's Supper; Loudun's consistory; place de sûreté; Reformed consistory



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