Die politischen Predigten des lutherischen Geistlichen Matthias Hoë von Hoënegg (1580-1645)
Political sermons of Lutheran pastor Matthias Hoë von Hoënegg (1580-1645)
The study analyses political sermons by Matthias Hoë von Hoënegg, the main pastor at the court of the Elector of Saxony. Political sermons constitute a noteworthy source to which the German historiography has started to pay attention only lately. These sermons were usually delivered during various political events such as indulgences or Land Diets, but they could be published also on the occasion of the ruler’s birthday. Thanks to his office, Matthias Hoë was well acquainted with the political situation at the Dresden Court during the Thirty Years’ War and his sermons thus served as a tool for legitimizing the Elector of Saxony’s political course.