Jews and Heretics in Catholic Poland: A Beleaguered Church in the Post-Reformation Era by Magda TeterJews and Heretics in Catholic Poland: A Beleaguered Church in the Post-Reformation Era by Magda Teter

Jews and Heretics in Catholic Poland: A Beleaguered Church in the Post-Reformation Era

byMagda Teter

Paperback | April 30, 2009

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Contrary to the common contention that the Catholic Church triumphed in Counter-Reformation Poland, this study reveals that from the rise of the Reformation and the rapid dissemination of its new ideas, the Catholic Church was overcome with a strong sense of insecurity. The beleaguered Church sought to separate Catholics from non-Catholics: Jews and heretics. This process helped form a Polish identity that led to racial anti-Semitism and to the exclusion of even most assimilated Jews from the category of Poles. The book portrays Jews not only as victims of Church persecution but as active influential participants in Polish society.
Title:Jews and Heretics in Catholic Poland: A Beleaguered Church in the Post-Reformation EraFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:April 30, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521109914

ISBN - 13:9780521109918

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Table of Contents

Preface and acknowledgements; Notes; Abbreviations; Map of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth; Introduction; 1. 'One Mystical Body ... Only One Shepherd': church ideal of spiritual and social hierarchy; 2. The upset social order: Nobles and the Jews in Poland; 3. Heresy and the fleeting 'Triumph of the Counter-Reformation'; 4. 'Bad and cruel Catholics': Christian sins and social intimacies between Jews and Christians; 5. 'A shameful offence': The Nobles and Their Jews; 6. 'Countless Books against common Faith': Catholic insularity and anti-Jewish polemic; 7. 'Warding off heretical depravity': 'Whom does the Catholic church reject, condemn and curse?'; Conclusion: did the Counter Reformation triumph in Poland? Glossary; Abbreviations; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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"Teter has touched on a very important problem and posed a challenging thesis. She provides a myriad of examples to illustrate her conclusions...This book should find its way to libraries and seminars dealing with religious issues of Commonwealth, as well as of Europe."
Jakub Basista, American Historical Review