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Religious peace
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In the religious conflicts of the Reformation period, the ultimate goal of each of the parties was to restore the unity of Western Christendom in terms of its own confession of faith. They employed a wide range of weapons, including sermons and journalism, condemnations of heresy, compulsory belief,  war (Religion, wars of), religious disputations, and church cou…

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Brockmann, Thomas, “Religious peace”, 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 25 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_026519>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210601

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