Three New Volumes from V&R

In the »Reformed Historical Theology« series:

»Richard Hooker and Reformed Orthodoxy«: For more than forty years now there has been a steady stream of interest in Richard Hooker. This volume contains essays investigating key loci of Richard Hooker’s theology in comparison and contrast with other self-consciously Reformed theologians c. 1550-1650, both in the Continent and in the British isles. (Zur Leseprobe mit Inhaltsverzeichnis)

»Debated Issues in Sovereign Predestination« examines three flashpoints of controversy in Reformation and Post-Reformation theology: first, the development of the Lutheran doctrine of predestination from Martin Luther and Philip Melanchthon to the Formula of Concord; second, the doctrine of reprobation as traced through the writings of John Calvin; and third, the doctrine of predestination in Geneva from Theodore Beza in the 16th century to Jean-Alphones Turretin and Jacob Vernet in the 18th century. This book offers a balanced, historical analysis of a difficult subject. (Zur Leseprobe mit Inhaltsverzeichnis).

The book which Jon Balserak and I edited is in the same series:

Historians and scholars of the Reformation’s earliest century are invited to expand their understanding of that critical era by an examination of aspects of Reform which are lesser known than Luther and his activities.

This volume widens and deepens and broadens our perceptions of ‘the Reformation’ and reminds us that in fact what we have in the 16th and early 17th century are ‘Reformations’.

On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the German monk and reformer Martin Luther posting his theses (October 31, 1517), the contributors of this volume invite us to expand our understanding of “the Reformation” by an examination of aspects of Reform which are lesser known than Luther to probe some less-explored corners of the Reformation. To be sure, Martin Luther himself receives attention in this volume. But the aim of this book is really to take the occasion provided by the increased attention paid to the Reformation during the year 2017 to explore other theologians, movements, and ideas. The expanding of the scholarly mind and opening up of new vistas often overshadowed by larger figures, like Luther, can only be good for the study of the Reformation and Early Modern era.

This volume is intended for students of early modern Church history with a particular focus on the non-Lutheran aspects of that history.