Experiencing world religions 5th edition pdf forward this error screen to 173. The term has its origin in France.
Huguenot numbers peaked near an estimated two million by 1562, concentrated mainly in the southern and western parts of France. Huguenots substantial religious, political, and military autonomy. 1620s prompted the abolishment of their political and military privileges. By the death of Louis XV in 1774, French Calvinism was almost completely wiped out. 1789, Protestants gained equal rights as citizens.
Various hypotheses have been promoted. The move would have had the side effect of fostering relations with the Swiss. A version of this complex hypothesis is promoted by O. Dutch and a German word. Gallicised into ‘Huguenot’, often used deprecatingly, the word became, during two and a half centuries of terror and triumph, a badge of enduring honour and courage. Some disagree with such double or triple non-French linguistic origins, arguing that for the word to have spread into common use in France, it must have originated in the French language. He was regarded by the Gallicans and Protestants as a noble man who respected people’s dignity and lives.
Amboyse, and they were to retail it ever since. I’ll say a word about it to settle the doubts of those who have strayed in seeking its origin. The superstition of our ancestors, to within twenty or thirty years thereabouts, was such that in almost all the towns in the kingdom they had a notion that certain spirits underwent their Purgatory in this world after death, and that they went about the town at night, striking and outraging many people whom they found in the streets. But the light of the Gospel has made them vanish, and teaches us that these spirits were street-strollers and ruffians.
Tourraine and Amboyse, it became in vogue after that enterprise. While this and the many other theories offer their own measure of plausibility, attesting at least to the wit of later partisans and historians, “no one of the several theories advanced has afforded satisfaction. Areas controlled and contested by Huguenots are marked purple and livid on this map of modern France. The issue of demographic strength and geographical spread of the Reformed tradition in France has been covered in a variety of sources.
2 million people on the eve of the St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre in 1572. The new teaching attracted sizeable portions of the nobility and urban bourgeoisie. The number of French Protestants steadily swelled to ten percent of the population after John Calvin introduced the Reformation in France, or roughly 1. 8 million people in the decade between 1560 and 1570. During the same period there were some 1,400 Reformed churches operating in France. Among the nobles, Calvinism peaked on the eve of the St.
Since then it has been sharply decreasing, as the Huguenots were no more tolerated by the French royalty and Catholic mass. Huguenots accounted for 800,000 to 1 million people. Huguenots controlled sizeable areas in central and southern France. John Calvin was a Frenchman and largely responsible for the introduction and spread of the Reformed tradition in France.
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He wrote in French, but unlike the Protestant development in Germany where Lutheran writings were widely distributed and could be read by the common man, it was not the case in France where only nobles adopted the new faith and the folk remained Catholic. This is true for areas in the west and south controlled by the Huguenot nobility. Although large portions of peasant population became Reformed, the people remained majority Catholic. Overall, Huguenot presence was heavily concentrated in the western and southern portions of the French kingdom, as nobles there secured practise of the new faith. It continues to be the backbone of French Protestantism. Huguenots lived in the western and southern areas.
Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Protestant movement and development of the Reformed church in France. A two-volume illustrated folio paraphrase version based on his manuscript, by Jean de Rély, was printed in Paris in 1487. The Gallicans briefly achieved independence for the French church, on the principle that the religion of France could not be controlled by the Bishop of Rome, a foreign power.