Editors. "John III of Sweden unofficially becomes Catholic". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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John III of Sweden unofficially becomes Catholic (52 words)
Historical Context Note
John III of Sweden moves towards embracing the Catholic faith. A devoted theologian, John believed it was possible to synthesise Lutheranism and Catholicism, and introduced to Swedish church practice a liturgy of his own devising, 'the Red Book', which reinstated some of the features that had been swept away in the Reformation.15238 John III of Sweden unofficially becomes Catholic 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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