Tag Archives: Reformation

Today With Calvin: In Dispute With Hesshuss

On November 28, 1554 Calvin published a tract against one Hesshuss of Westphalia who had involved himself in dispute with the Reformer on the subject of the sacraments. That was a pretty bad idea on the part of Mr Hesshuss- … Continue reading

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„Zwingli hängt immer noch der Ruf des nüchternen, sinnenfeindlichen Eiferers an, dabei war er im Gegenteil ein sehr lebensfreudiger Mensch“

They had a discussion in Zurich about Luther and Zwingli- the report of which you can find here. Am Podium zum Thema „Wer hat’s erfunden?“ sprachen die deutsche Botschafterin und der Schweizer Botschafter des Reformationsjubiläums am Reformationssonntag in Zürich erst … Continue reading

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Dear Lutherans and Luther Sycophants: Luther Wasn’t First on the Scene Doing Reform

‘Reformation Day’ Nope!’ ‘The Reformation’ is a misnomer if ever there were one, for in fact there was no ‘one’ Reformation any more than there was just one Reformer. ‘The Reformation’, when used by students and the general public, usually … Continue reading

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PhD in Reformation History at Baylor

Baylor University, Department of Religion, in Waco TX, invites applications for a PhD Scholarship (funded for up to five years) in Reformation studies. Baylor’s Religion Department is ranked among the top 10 nationally and offers generous funding, teaching experience, and … Continue reading

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The Myth of the Reformation

On June 8-10, 2011, the first conference of RefoRC, the Reformation Research Consortium (www.reforc.com), was held at the Institute for Swiss Reformation History at the Theological Faculty of the University of Zurich. The overall title The Myth of the Reformation, … Continue reading

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Reformation Cities Tourism

From Refo500 Refo500 now has a website for tourists and visitors of the reformation cities: RefoCities.eu. Visitors to the website can find information there about the reformation and are invited to acquaint themselves personally with places in Europe that were … Continue reading

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It’s Time For Melanchthon: An Open Letter to Logos Bible Software

Dear Logos, First, thanks for your great work.  I am sure I am not alone in finding your collections of Luther’s, Calvin’s, and of course especially Zwingli’s works both useful and important. Second, however, I think it’s time for you … Continue reading

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The Death of Emperor Maximilian: January 12, 1519

The Emperor’s death – along with all such political stuff – was of interest to the Reformers.  Indeed, everything was of concern to them.  This snippet from Jackson’s biography of Zwingli describes the fact: As his correspondence for the year … Continue reading

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Fun Facts from Church History

Adrian VI., the Dutch Pope, entered on his office on the 9th of January, 1522, just as Reform in Zurich was getting up to speed. Known to him was the independent stand taken by Zurich, [so] he wrote to the … Continue reading

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Johannes Calvin, 1509-2009: Würdigung aus Berner Perspektive

TVZ sent this volume  for review: Johannes Calvin – wie können wir diese profilierte und umstrittene Gestalt des 16. Jahrhunderts heute noch verstehen? Welches Licht fällt aus dem 21. Jahrhundert auf sein Leben und Wirken? Und fällt möglicherweise auch ein Licht … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Memory of Johannes Oecolampadius

After the victory of the Reformation, [Johannes] Oecolampadius continued unto the end of his life to be indefatigable in preaching, teaching, and editing valuable commentaries (chiefly on the Prophets). He took a lively interest in French Protestant refugees, and brought … Continue reading

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Today is the Day!

Emidio Campi will be at Union Theological Seminary in New York tonight presenting on ‘The Reformers and Islam’. You will WANT TO GO if you are nearby. Campi is stunningly brilliant and his work is top of the line. Date: … Continue reading

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For the Last Time, Concerning ‘Reformation Day’

‘Reformation Day?  No!’ ‘The Reformation’ is a misnomer if ever there were one, for in fact there was no ‘one’ Reformation any more than there was just one Reformer. ‘The Reformation’, when used by students and the general public, usually … Continue reading

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On ‘Reformation Day’- Again, On this ‘Reformation Sunday’

‘Reformation Day?  No!’* ‘The Reformation’ is a misnomer if ever there were one, for in fact there was no ‘one’ Reformation any more than there was just one Reformer. ‘The Reformation’, when used by students and the general public, usually … Continue reading

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Conference Announcement: Reformations and Ethics

The Theological Faculty of the Humboldt University organizes a symposium on Sisterreformations II, Reformations and Ethics, September 13-15, 2012 in Berlin. In the light of the fruitful collaboration between Reformation historians trained in the German and Anglo-Saxon academic traditions during … Continue reading

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Huldrych Zwingli’s ‘Sermones XXX. in undecimum caput epistolae ad Hebraeos’

With thanks to the Post Reformation Digital Library for the head’s up:  Sermones XXX. in undecimum caput epistolae ad Hebraeos : in quo de iustificatione, quae fit per fidem, agitur.  Published decades after Zwingli’s death, these sermons represent his interpretation of … Continue reading

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I’d Not Heard of Brad S. Gregory…

Until I got this fascinating book for Christmas from my lovely bride:  The Unintended Reformation:  How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society.  It turns out the guy knows his stuff! This volume is amazingly insight-filled and tremendously interesting. Oddly though, it … Continue reading

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The Christocentric Exegesis of Johannes Oecolampadius

Jeff Fisher has posted a paper he’s reading at ETS just this week which should be of interest to one and all. Enjoy. One can never hear Oecolampadius mentioned too often.

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Quote of the Day: Happy Lutheran Reformation Day

“Glaube nicht alles, was Du hörst, sage nicht alles, was Du willst, tue nicht alles, was Du magst.” – Martin Luther And yes, it’s just Lutheran Reformation Day.  Luther was 2 years late as the initiator of Reformation- Zwingli having … Continue reading

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Wunderkammer auf Papier. Die Wickiana zwischen Reformation und Volksglaube

This sounds a fascinating volume, summarized in good detail here.  And publication information is here. In the second half of the sixteenth century, almost thirty years after Zwingli’s death in the Battle of Kappel, Johann Jacob Wick began to collect … Continue reading

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