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By Martin Schwarz Lausten

The statement written at the nice Stone of Jelling is that it was once Harold (Bluetooth) who switched over the Danes to Christianity in c.965. during this accomplished survey, Martin Schwarz Lausten charts the fortunes of the church in Denmark from its very beginnings to the current day. beginning with the pagan society of the Vikings, Lausten describes how the Danes have been brought to the recent faith sooner than Harald's enthronement via their touch with Christian investors and missionaries, and within the encounters of the Viking raiders with Christian tradition in France and England. Drawing on a wealth of manuscript, published and pictorial assets, the booklet info how Church and Royal energy remodeled an historical peasant society right into a normal medieval country. Following chapters research the influence of Luther and the Reformation on Danish society, and the shift within the struggles for authority among the Church and the nation. The impact of the Humanist flow and the eu Enlightenment also are tested in complete, including the problems they raised reminiscent of how the Church was once to talk to the trendy guy who not took at face worth the authority of the Bible. Lausten brings his survey correct as much as present occasions with an summary of the nineteenth-century revivalist pursuits, the Danish Church's reaction to the Jewish query in the course of the German profession, via to the current day institution of the People's Church.

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