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The institutional nature of Parishes and the restoration of the church after iconoclasm: the Case of St. James and St. Pharahild in Ghent (1566-1614)

Annelies Somers (UGent) and Michal Bauwens (UGent)
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The Low Countries knew a wide variety of parishes that followed different roads when reacting to challenges such as the iconoclast destructions of their church. This article focuses on two very different parishes in the city of Ghent: St James and St Pharahild at the end of the sixteenth and beginning of the seventeenth century. In this period, most ecclesiastical buildings in Ghent as in many other towns and villages of the Low Countries were plagued by the waves of iconoclasm of 1566 and 1578-79 and a period of Calvinist Rule (1577-84 for Ghent). Both the parish churches of St James and St Pharahild were severely damaged. The way this crisis impacted the parishes and how they continued functioning afterwards is revealing. It shows that, apart from the degree of damage inflicted, the institutional background of the parish, its size, the degree of involvement of parishioners and as comparison with other case studies illustrates local dynamics, determined the processes of recovery.
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Calvinist Republic, Iconoclasm, Ghent, Counter Reformation, parish, ecclesiastical institutions, agency, church building, restoration, church finances, clergy, laity, bottom-up

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Somers, Annelies, and Michal Bauwens. 2015. “The Institutional Nature of Parishes and the Restoration of the Church After Iconoclasm: The Case of St. James and St. Pharahild in Ghent (1566-1614).” Revue Belge De Philologie Et D Histoire 93 (3-4): 669–691.
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Somers, A., & Bauwens, M. (2015). The institutional nature of Parishes and the restoration of the church after iconoclasm: the Case of St. James and St. Pharahild in Ghent (1566-1614). REVUE BELGE DE PHILOLOGIE ET D HISTOIRE, 93(3-4), 669–691.
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Somers A, Bauwens M. The institutional nature of Parishes and the restoration of the church after iconoclasm: the Case of St. James and St. Pharahild in Ghent (1566-1614). REVUE BELGE DE PHILOLOGIE ET D HISTOIRE. 2015;93(3-4):669–91.
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Somers, Annelies, and Michal Bauwens. “The Institutional Nature of Parishes and the Restoration of the Church After Iconoclasm: The Case of St. James and St. Pharahild in Ghent (1566-1614).” REVUE BELGE DE PHILOLOGIE ET D HISTOIRE 93.3-4 (2015): 669–691. Print.
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  abstract     = {The Low Countries knew a wide variety of parishes that followed different roads when reacting to challenges such as the iconoclast destructions of their church. This article focuses on two very different parishes in the city of Ghent: St James and St Pharahild at the end of the sixteenth and beginning of the seventeenth century. In this period, most ecclesiastical buildings in Ghent as in many other towns and villages of the Low Countries were plagued by the waves of iconoclasm of 1566 and 1578-79 and a period of Calvinist Rule (1577-84 for Ghent). Both the parish churches of St James and St Pharahild were severely damaged. The way this crisis impacted the parishes and how they continued functioning afterwards is revealing. It shows that, apart from the degree of damage inflicted, the institutional background of the parish, its size, the degree of involvement of parishioners and as comparison with other case studies illustrates local dynamics, determined the processes of recovery.},
  author       = {Somers, Annelies and Bauwens, Michal},
  issn         = {0035-0818},
  journal      = {REVUE BELGE DE PHILOLOGIE ET D HISTOIRE},
  keywords     = {Calvinist Republic,Iconoclasm,Ghent,Counter Reformation,parish,ecclesiastical institutions,agency,church building,restoration,church finances,clergy,laity,bottom-up},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3-4},
  pages        = {669--691},
  title        = {The institutional nature of Parishes and the restoration of the church after iconoclasm: the Case of St. James and St. Pharahild in Ghent (1566-1614)},
  volume       = {93},
  year         = {2015},
}

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