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By Elaine Fulton

Dr Georg Eder was once a rare determine who rose from humble origins to carry a few excessive positions at Vienna collage and the city's Habsburg courtroom among 1552 and 1584. His more and more uncompromising Catholicism finally positioned him at odds, although, with many influential figures round him, no longer least the confessionally average Habsburg Emperor, Maximillian II. Pivoting round a dramatic incident in 1573, while Eder's ferocious anti-Lutheran polemic, the Evangelical Inquisition, fell less than sharp Imperial condemnation, this e-book investigates 3 key facets of his profession. It examines Eder's place as a Catholic within the predominantly Protestant Vienna of his day; the general public expression of Eder's Catholicism and the robust Jesuit effect at the similar; and Eder's rescue and next survival as a lay suggest of Catholic reform, principally throughout the replacement safety of the Habsburgs' competitors, the Wittelsbach Dukes of Bavaria. in accordance with a wide selection of published and manuscript fabric, this examine contributes to current historiography through reconstructing the profession of 1 of overdue sixteenth-century Vienna's so much trendy figures. In a broader experience it additionally provides considerably to the broader canon of Reformation historical past by way of re-examining the character and quantity of Catholicism on the Viennese court docket within the latter half the 16th century. It concludes by way of emphasising the significance of influential laity reminiscent of Eder in advancing the reason for Catholic reform, and demanding situations the general portrayal of the sixteenth-century Catholic laity as an nameless and mostly passive team who in basic terms replied to the ministries of others.

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