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Reformation jubilee
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The Reformation Jubilee is a special form of Reformation commemoration. The historical Jubilees reflect the state and self-image of the Protestant churches and their embedding in their historical and intellectual environment.

In April of 1617, the Count Palatine Frederick V inaugurated the first centennial celebration of the Reformation, concluding it on November 2, 1617, the Sunday after October 31 (the anniversary of Luther’s posting of his theses on the door of the Wittenberg church). Simultaneously, the University of …

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Cordes, Harm, “Reformation jubilee”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 04 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_026302>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210107



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