Daily Archives: 24 Feb 2017

The 95 Theses Exhibit at Pitts Theology Library

Is glorious!

Posted in Church History

Be Glad You Aren’t Thomas Cranmer Today…

Because it’s a bad day to be Thomas Cranmer!

Posted in Church History

Meanwhile, In Europe

On December 5, 2016 the Foundation for religious sciences (FSCIRE) launched a “network of networks” among the European institutions that work in the field of religious sciences: the European Academy of Religion. The launching event was held under the High … Continue reading

Posted in Conferences

Something for the Barthians

Via. Which makes one wonder- given Barth’s very odd behavior- ‘what are you smoking, Karl?’ Still, I have to admit, Karl had great penmanship.

Posted in Modern Culture

Today With Zwingli: Zwingli’s 1526 Edition of Pindar

S. Jackson remarks, justifiably, On April 14, 1525, Zwingli was chosen rector of the Carolinum, the Great Minster school; consequently he moved into the official residence of the rector, and lived there until death. He used his new position to … Continue reading

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Bullinger: Dispensing the Truth

The belly being full, either no prayers at all, or else fat and unwieldy prayers, are made.  — Heinrich Bullinger

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#ICYMI – Newly Discovered Portraits of the Reformers Have Been Put on Display in Zurich

And they’re on display at the Zurich Central Library: Sechs Gemälde aus der Reformationszeit schlummerten dreizehn Jahre im Keller des baugeschichtlichen Archivs in Zürich. Nun sind die wichtigen Zeugen der Reformation in der Zentralbibliothek zu sehen. «Das war wie Weihnachten», … Continue reading

Posted in Erasmus, Jud, Melanchthon, Pellikan

John Calvin: On The Superstition of Lent

I’ll happily stand with Calvin on the issue of Lent and leave those who wish to lie in the filth of the pigsty of ‘tradition’ simply for the sake of ‘tradition’ to do so. Institutes 4.12.20 reads thusly (with particularly … Continue reading

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13 Heretical Notions ‘The Shack’ Perpetrates

Via Twitter-

Posted in Modern Culture

The History of the Qumran Discoveries

Here’s a neat little post by Simone Venturini. Between 1946 and 1947, a pastor of the Bedouin tribe Ta’amireh was herding his flock in the area called Khirbet Qumran (i.e. the Qumran ruins). At some point, perhaps to drive out some … Continue reading

Posted in dss

Martin Luther and the 95 Theses: The Exhibition

Five hundred years ago, on October 31, 1517, Martin Luther published his Ninety-Five Theses, a series of statements and proposals about the power of indulgences and the nature of repentance, forgiveness and salvation. Originally intended for academic debate, the document … Continue reading

Posted in Church History, Luther

Quote of the Day

“The entire Christian life, root and stem and branch and blossom, is one continuous fellowship with Christ.” – Geerhardus Vos

Posted in Modern Culture

A Dutch Historian Reviews “The Commentary”

Read it here.  Or enjoy the English version below: The humanities are, essentially, a pedagogical program. The study of history and foreign cultures serves to help us understand our own civilization and age a bit better, helps us recognize our … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Studies Resources, Book Review, Books