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Description - Huguenot Prophecy and Clandestine Worship in the Eighteenth Century by Georgia Cosmos

Following Louis XIV's revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, French protestants faced the stark choice of abandoning their religion, or defying the law. Many fled abroad, whilst others continued to meet clandestinely for worship and to organise resistance to government policy, culminating in the bloody Camisard rebellion of 1702-10. During this period of conflict and repression, a distinct culture of prophecy and divine inspiration grew up, which was to become a defining characteristic of the dispersed protestant communities in southern France. Drawing on a wide range of printed and manuscript material, this study, examines the nature of Huguenot prophesying in the Cevennes during the early years of the eighteenth century. As well as looking at events in France, the book also explores the reactions of the Huguenot community of London, which became caught up in the prophesying controversy with the publication in 1707 of Le Theatre sacre des Cevennes. This book, which recounted the stories of exiles who had witnessed prophesying and miraculous events in the Cevennes, not only provided a first hand account of an outlawed religion, but became the centre of a heated debate in London concerning 'false-prophets'. By exploring French protestantism through voluntary testimonies given by Huguenot exiles in London, this study not only offers a rare glimpse of a forbidden religion, but also shows how a long-established immigrant church in London confronted the problems posed by recent arrivals infused with a radical sense of mystic purpose and divine revelation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780754651826
ISBN-10: 0754651827
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 230
Imprint: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Georgia Cosmos

Georgia Cosmos is a Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

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