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Literature As Reflection Of Religious Identities

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In the Dutch Republic, people with seemingly irreconcilable beliefs coexisted peacefully, as almost nowhere else in early modern Western Europe. This introductory chapter indicates that the subject of this book is the specific dynamics of the various groups of people, and the manner in which they constituted peaceful coexistence in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Teellinck's Ecce Homo presents in one of its most extreme forms, the Reformed position on the hierarchy between word and image, which was diametrically opposed to the Catholic view. Building on events such as the publication of Ecce Homo, this book examines the role of illustrated religious literature in the shaping of religious identities and in the managing and containing of confessional conflict in the Republic. Central to the approach of this book is the assumption that there was a relation between interconfessional literary exchange in illustrated religious literature and the practice of peaceful coexistence.

Keywords: Dutch Catholic; Ecce Homo; interconfessional literary exchange; peaceful coexistence; religious identities; Teellinck



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