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How the “Reformation” Invented Separate Catholic and Protestant Atlantics

How the “Reformation” Invented Separate Catholic and Protestant Atlantics Representations of the Global Impactof the ReformationsRepräsentationen der Weltwirkungen vonReformation und katholischer ReformHow the “Reformation” Invented Separate Catholicand Protestant AtlanticsBy Jorge Cañizares-EsguerraThe shoemaker Jean de Léry went to New World in late 1556 to help bolster aCalvinist settlement established the year before on a fortified island in the bayof Guanabara (Rio de Janeiro), where the French briskly traded Brazilwoodwith the native Tupi, challenging Portuguese claims to dominion. Scuffles overthe theological meaning of the Eucharist soon broke out among the French settlers. The leader of the colony, the moderate Calvinist Nicolas Durand, sieur deVillegaignon, a learned crusader knight of the Order of Malta who had foughtthe Ottomans in the Mediterranean for decades, expelled the more radical Calvinists from the island for inferring that Christ did not mean that his body andblood were literally present in the bread and wine of the Last Supper. Calvinistssuch as Léry insisted that Christ’s words were meant as a reference to the metaphorical presence of the Holy Spirit, otherwise the Eucharist would be nothingother than the liturgical, cannibalistic consumption of Christ. Léry and hisHuguenot brethren spent the next year exiled among the Tupi, witnessing howthe latter turned their rival captives into morsels to be consumed http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte - Archive for Reformation History de Gruyter

How the “Reformation” Invented Separate Catholic and Protestant Atlantics

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de Gruyter
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Representations of the Global Impactof the ReformationsRepräsentationen der Weltwirkungen vonReformation und katholischer ReformHow the “Reformation” Invented Separate Catholicand Protestant AtlanticsBy Jorge Cañizares-EsguerraThe shoemaker Jean de Léry went to New World in late 1556 to help bolster aCalvinist settlement established the year before on a fortified island in the bayof Guanabara (Rio de Janeiro), where the French briskly traded Brazilwoodwith the native Tupi, challenging Portuguese claims to dominion. Scuffles overthe theological meaning of the Eucharist soon broke out among the French settlers. The leader of the colony, the moderate Calvinist Nicolas Durand, sieur deVillegaignon, a learned crusader knight of the Order of Malta who had foughtthe Ottomans in the Mediterranean for decades, expelled the more radical Calvinists from the island for inferring that Christ did not mean that his body andblood were literally present in the bread and wine of the Last Supper. Calvinistssuch as Léry insisted that Christ’s words were meant as a reference to the metaphorical presence of the Holy Spirit, otherwise the Eucharist would be nothingother than the liturgical, cannibalistic consumption of Christ. Léry and hisHuguenot brethren spent the next year exiled among the Tupi, witnessing howthe latter turned their rival captives into morsels to be consumed

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Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte - Archive for Reformation Historyde Gruyter

Published: Oct 26, 2017

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