Social Reform And The Reformation

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byJacob Salwyn Schapiro

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909. Excerpt: ... IV. A Divine Evangelical Reformation, By Hipler (1525) Introduction Every uprising of the common people has attracted the help and sympathy of individuals from the upper classes; the Peasants' Revolt was no exception. Gotz von Berlichingen and Florian Geyer, two knights, became the military chiefs of the peasants. Wendel Hipler, former chancellor of the Count of Hohenlohe, and Frederick Weigand, former steward of the Elector of Mainz, became their intellectual leaders. Hipler was made administrator-in-chief of the Franconian bands, in which position he was of great service to the cause. His birth, associations, and experience put him in a class apart from the other leaders. Unlike them, he was a man of large views whose outlook was national not local. "Hipler was a rare man and writer, such as one seldom finds in councils," said Gotz von Berlichingen in his autobiography.1 Hipler's main idea was to unite the various peasant bodies into one organization. With this in view, he sent around circulars calling for a parliament representing all classes of the people, to meet at Heilbronn, June I, 1525 to consider "good ordinances, the establishment of the Word of God, peace and justice, and also especially to confer about the ruling powers."1 To this parliament, which was destined never to take place, Hipler proposed to present his plan of reform. 1 Lebensbeschreibung, p. 208. 126 400 This plan, known as the "Divine Evangelical Reformation," represents the labors of both Hipler and Weigand. Its basis is undoubtedly the Reformation of Emperor Frederick III and its importance is in the fact that it proposes amelioration instead of revolution. Primarily, it is a lower middle-class document representing the interests of the small tradesman and craftsman in the town ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909. Excerpt: ... IV. A Divine Evangelical Reformation, By Hipler (1525) Introduction Every uprising of the common people has attracted the help...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217049400

ISBN - 13:9780217049405

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