Category Archives: Church History

Broadsheets

This volume offers an expansive survey of the role of single-sheet publishing in the European print industry during the first two centuries after the invention of printing. Drawing on new materials made available during the compilation of the Universal Short … Continue reading

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Protestantismus, Antijudaismus, Antisemitismus: Konvergenzen und Konfrontationen in ihren Kontexten

A timely work: Markiert die Reformation eine Zäsur in der Geschichte des christlichen Antijudaismus? Was haben das reformatorische Christentum und seine Wirkungen in Wechselwirkung mit andersartigen Koeffizienten für das Umschlagen des Antijudaismus in eliminatorischen Antisemitismus bedeutet? Zu diesen viel diskutierten … Continue reading

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Fun Facts From Church History

Did you know that [Konrad Pellikan’s] seven volume Commentaria Bibliorum is the only commentary produced at the time of the Reformation covering all of the books of the Old and New Testament. So Emidio Campi in the glorious Brill Companion to the … Continue reading

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Jacob Edlibach’s Letter and Zwingli’s Marginal Notes and Response

Responsio brevis ad epistolam satis longam amici cuiusdam haud vulgaris, in qua de eucharistia quaestio tractatur, was published 14 August 1526. The first half is a letter of Edlibach on which Zwingli made marginal notes and the second half is … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

[Calvin seemed to have] a peculiar penchant … for detesting lax and cavalier methods of treating texts;  methods such as those he saw exhibited by medieval exegetes and arguably by Lutheran exegetes as well.  — Jon Balsarak So true!

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The Blinding Force of Self-Love

May everyone learn to know himself—by another in no wise is one known—although the defenses of self-love are so strong that very few persons, if any at all, break through to a knowledge of their own selves. Under no other … Continue reading

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Refo Thursday

This week the topic is marriage. “My mind is adverse to wedlock, because I daily expect [to suffer] the death of a heretic.” – Martin Luther

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Plague

In … 1519 the plague appeared in Switzerland.  As it had not yet come to Zurich, Zwingli went on a holiday that summer to Pfaefers, about sixty miles south-east of Zurich. In the village was a large Benedictine monastery, in … Continue reading

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A Look At One of Zwingli’s Letters

Here’s a photo of one of Zwingli’s letters, written 3 Sept., 1528. Here’s the transcription- Gratiam et pacem a deo.  Misissem nunc, tabellionem nactus, responsiones nostras ad Luterum, nisi nihil dubius essem ad vos dudum perlatas esse. Aliud est, quod … Continue reading

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Something For the Reformation Jubilee

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Refo500 in Brazil

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The Reticence of the Editors of Luther’s Works in English to Publish his Book on the Jews

In the preface, the editors of the American Edition of Luther’s works write The fact that Luther, during the last years of his life, wrote treatises harshly condemnatory of the Jews and Judaism is rather widely known. The treatises themselves, … Continue reading

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Signs of the Times- the 1531 Edition

S. Jackson relates [In the Summer of 1531] Zurich was again visited by the plague, though not in severe form. Like others of his time, Zwingli believed in signs and portents …. So he was greatly disturbed at an extraordinary … Continue reading

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News From Pitts Theological Library: Digitized Images Commemorating the Reformation

Thanks to the diligent work of Pitts Volunteer Roy Wise, we can announce the creation of a new image collection! “Commemorating the 500th Anniversary of Luther’s 95 Theses” is a free resource of images for Reformation celebrations or classes. Pitts … Continue reading

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RefoThursday

I believe that Christ is eaten with the heart. The eating with our mouth cannot give life, for then should a sinner have life.—Thomas Cranmer Amen, Thomas.  Amen.

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The Kessler Reformation Collection Exhibit

A fall exhibit at Candler’s Pitts Theology Library will highlight the library’s renowned Kessler Reformation Collection, recognizing the collection’s 30th anniversary as well as the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. “From Wittenberg to Atlanta: The Richard C. Kessler Reformation Collection at … Continue reading

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Adolf von Harnack und die deutsche Politik 1890–1930

Adolf von Harnack, a church historian and academic organizer in Berlin, was one of the most influential persons in liberal Protestantism in Germany. Christian Nottmeier examines the connection between Harnack’s outline for cultural theology and his political involvement after 1890. … Continue reading

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‘Reformation on the Record’: Exploring the history of the Reformation from an archival perspective

This lecture takes place in October.  All the details are here.

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The Death of S.M. Jackson

Samuel Macauley Jackson, 1851–1912, American Presbyterian clergyman and encyclopedist, b. New York City. He was associate editor in the preparation of the original Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia (1884) and editor in chief of the greatly enlarged New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge … Continue reading

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Exposition: Luther@Leuven 1517-2017

All the details of this good looking exhibition are here.

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