The true citizens of the city of God: the cult of saints, the Catholic social order, and the urban Reformation in Germany

  title={The true citizens of the city of God: the cult of saints, the Catholic social order, and the urban Reformation in Germany},
  author={Steven Pfaff},
  journal={Theory and Society},
  • Steven Pfaff
  • Published 12 March 2013
  • History
  • Theory and Society
Historical scholarship suggests that a robust cult of the saints may have helped some European regions to resist inroads by Protestantism. Based on a neo-Durkheimian theory of rituals and social order, I propose that locally based cults of the saints that included public veneration lowered the odds that Protestantism would displace Catholicism in sixteenth-century German cities. To evaluate this proposition, I first turn to historical and theoretical reflection on the role of the cult of the… 
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