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“Controversia et Confessio – Quellenedition zur Bekenntnisbildung und Konfessionalisierung (1548-1580)”

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Oh boy this is fantastic!

Seit dem 20. Februar präsentiert sich das vom Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte initiierte Projekt „Forschungs- und Editionsprojekt “Controversia et Confessio – Quellenedition zur Bekenntnisbildung und Konfessionalisierung (1548-1580)” auf der projekteigenen Website in neuer Gestalt.

Hierbei ermöglicht die Anwendung von responsivem Webdesign einen verbesserten Zugriff der Seite für mobile Endgräten. Die neue Gestaltung basiert auf Elementen des Corporate Design des Leibniz-Instituts für Europäische Geschichte und der Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur. Darüber hinaus sind auf der neuen Seite die beiden bisher getrennten Datenbanken zu Personen und Quellen des Forschungsgegenstands zusammengeführt worden, was eine Verknüpfung der beiden Datenbestände ermöglicht.

Die Quellenedition dokumentiert die theologischen Streitigkeiten, die nach dem Augsburger Interim von 1548 und dem als Alternative dazu konzipierten Leipziger Landtagsentwurf (“Leipziger Interim”) aufbrachen. Sie orientiert sich dabei an den verhandelten theologiegeschichtlich relevanten Themen, deren Aushandlung auch in gesellschaftliche und politische Bereiche hineinwirkten. Das Akademieprojekt ist eingebunden in die Forschungen des Leibniz-Instituts für Europäische Geschichte und steht in Kooperation mit der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz und der Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel.

Für der projekteigenen Website klicken Sie hier.

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Written by Jim

March 3, 2015 at 08:17

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Jan Hus’s Final Thought…

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March 1, 2015 at 20:41

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How Much Did Zwingli Make on the Books He Published?

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Nothing.

reformersIt [the Amica Exegesis] appeared February 28, 15271. The Frankfort Fair was the great book mart. Zwingli, like Luther, made nothing from his publications. In which respect he resembled most modern authors, only he expected nothing! He once wrote to Vadianus (May 28, 1525, vii., 398): “There was a man lately who said that I sold copies to the printers at a high price. That man lied against the Holy Spirit. It must not be permitted therefore that this can be said with truth. I ask nothing than that they commend me to the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Publishing for the sake of disseminating the truth.  What. A. Concept.  Writing to instruct rather than become rich and famous.  Just.  Imagine.

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1Jackson is wrong about the date- the Amica Exegesis appeared on the 8th of February, not the 28th. Huldreich Zwingli: The Reformer of German Switzerland (1484–1531).

Written by Jim

February 28, 2015 at 08:29

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Der Majoristische Streit (1552–1570)

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978-3-525-56016-7Are good works necessary for salvation, or, on the contrary, even detrimental to salvation? How important is deliberate ethical action for the Christian life? What should Christians do to avoid the danger that the message of justification by grace alone might lead to moral indifference?

Over such questions the so-called Majoristic Controversy evolved (1552-1570), which caused some unanticipated confrontations on the field of scholarly disputes among the followers of Luther and Melanchthon in the second half of the sixteenth century.

An echo of this dispute can be heard in the fourth article of the Formula of Concord.  In volume 3 of the edition  “Controversia et Confessio” readers find the most important texts produced during that controversy, by authors including Georg Major, Nikolaus von Amsdorf, Matthias Flacius, Stephan Agricola, and others.

I’m looking forward to digging in.

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February 26, 2015 at 17:34

Stanford Online Course on Medieval Manuscripts

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Elaine Treharne, the Roberta Bowman Denning Professor of Humanities at Stanford University, has launched an online course on medieval manuscripts. Titled Digging Deeper: Making Manuscripts, the course introduces the study of medieval texts in their various physical forms: namely, books, scrolls and diplomata. According to the course description, it aims to explain to the untrained eye “how to investigate manuscripts within repository settings and through online resources, what to look out for when confronted with manuscript images, and how to exploit all the information a manuscript offers.”

The course not only navigates between our digital age and the medieval times, but, in the manner of more traditional history classes, also discusses the history of book production: “Where were manuscripts made and who made them? What kinds of materials were used and what can those materials tell us? What kinds of texts were created and copied during these centuries? How did multilingualism matter in the medieval period?” The course takes full advantage of Stanford’s digital archive, as well as that of Cambridge University, UK.

 

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February 26, 2015 at 16:52

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Just for the Fun of It

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UrsinusMichael Landgraf, head of the religious pedagogical center Neustadt, slips into the role of the Reformer Zacharias Ursinus and offers a guided tour on May 9, 2015.

The tour starts at the Casimirianum and continues across the historical market place into the collegiate church, in which a window, a plaque and a bell help memorialize the Reformer Zacharias Ursinus. The Ursinus’ house, the historic city walls and the area in which the Palatine castle was once situated are the next stops on the tour. You will then be taken back to the collegiate church through the historical alleys of the old town. All proceeds of the tour will be used to help renovate the collegiate church.

And more here.

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February 26, 2015 at 08:09

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The Terrible Awful No Good Sinner…

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zwingli500 Jahre Reformation sind genug! Wirklich?

1000 years might be enough. Maybe. 500? Not quite. It isn’t over until everyone is Reformed. ;-)

Der reformierte Pfarrer Bruno Amatruda schreibt in einer Glosse, 500 Jahre Reformation seien genug. Sie habe ganze Arbeit geleistet und schaffe sich nun selber ab. Stimmt das? Diskutieren Sie mit!

«Die Reformation hatte sich von Beginn weg an zwei Fronten abzuarbeiten: der katholischen und der täuferischen. Ein 500jähriger Verschleisskampf macht müde», so Bruno Amatruda, Winterthurer Religionslehrer und reformierter Pfarrer, in seinem Blog «Vorletztes. Notizen zu Religion, Kultur und Gesellschaft».

He's not scowling, that's his happy face.

Die Reformation habe zwar, so Amatruda, das Gewissen des Einzelnen über die kirchlichen Institutionen gestellt, die Menschen dankten es nun aber, indem sie von der Freiheit auch Gebrauch machten, die Nähe oder Distanz zur Kirche selbst bestimmten und sogar aus der Kirche austräten.

NEIN!

SEMPER REFORMANDA!!!

Look at Zwingli and Calvin’s expressions…  They aren’t pleased.  Someone’s getting a thrashing.

Written by Jim

February 25, 2015 at 15:38

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