Reforming the theatre: Forging evangelical communities in Reformation Germany and Switzerland

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  • "As reform movements swept across European cities and towns in the sixteenth century,
    ecclesiastical and intellectual leaders clashed over popular support for their polemical and
    apologetic causes. In the Protestant German-speaking regions where these clashes particularly intensified, influencing and persuading took on a new sense of urgency. Both the leaders and the lay proponents of Evangelical reform left few medieval traditions or popular forms of culture untouched as creative means of winning support were discovered and instituted. The particular topic of this thesis is borne of this context-a society determined to wield any form of popular culture at its disposal as a weapon for the sake of the salvation of souls."- Text from thesis introduction.

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