Politics and Reformations: Histories and Reformations

Essays in Honor of Thomas A. Brady, Jr.


These twenty-three essays, presented by students, colleagues, and friends to Thomas A. Brady, Jr., the Sather Emeritus Professor of History at the University of California at Berkeley, explore the historiographies of the Reformation from the fifteenth century to the present and study the social and cultural history of religion from the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries, especially in Germany but also in Switzerland, the Netherlands, and colonial Mexico.

Contributors include: Dean Bell, Peter Blickle, Christoph Burger, Roger Chickering, Constantin Fasolt, Kaspar von Greyerz, Bernd Hamm, Craig Harline, Joel Harrington, Susan Karant-Nunn, Greta Kroeker, Amy Leonard, Marc Lienhard, Terence McIntosh, Erik Midelfort, Christopher Ocker, Michael Printy, Anne J.Schutte, Julie Tanaka, William B.Taylor, Elaine Tennant, Lee Palmer Wandel, and Ellen Yutzy Glebe.

Publications by Thomas A. Brady, Jr.:

Edited by Thomas A. Brady, Jr., Heiko A. Oberman, and James D. Tracy, Handbook of European History 1400-1600: Late Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation. I: Structures and Assertions, ISBN: 9789004097605
Edited by Thomas A. Brady, Jr., Heiko A. Oberman, and James D. Tracy, Handbook of European History 1400-1600: Late Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation. II: Visions, Programs, Outcomes, ISBN: 9789004097612
Edited by Thomas A. Brady, Jr., Katherine G. Brady, Susan Karant-Nunn and James D. Tracy, The Work of Heiko A. Oberman, ISBN: 9789004125698
Protestant Politics: Jacob Sturm (1489-1553) and the German Reformation, ISBN: 9780391038233
Edited by H.A. Oberman and T.A. Brady, Jr., Itinerarium Italicum: The Profile of the Italian Renaissance in the Mirror of its European Transformations, ISBN: 9789004042599
Ruling Class, Regime and Reformation at Strasbourg 1520-1555, ISBN: 9789004052857
Communities, Politics, and Reformation in Early Modern Europe, ISBN: 9789004110014

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Christopher Ocker, Ph.D. (1991) in Church History, Princeton Theological Seminary, is professor of history at the San Francisco Theological Seminary and the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley. His most recent publications include Biblical Poetics before Humanism and Reformation (Cambridge, 2002) and Church Robbers and Reformers in Germany, 1525-1547 (Brill, 2006).
Michael Printy, Ph.D. (2002) in History, University of California, Berkeley, is visiting assistant professor of History and Letters at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT.
Peter Starenko, Ph.D. (2003) in European History, University of California, Berkeley, is a research associate at Williams College in Williamstown, MA.
Peter G. Wallace, Ph.D. (1983) in History, University of Oregon, is professor of History at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY. His publications include Communities and Conflict in Early Modern Colmar: 1575-1730 (Humanities/Brill 1995) and The Long European Reformation (Palgrave 2004).
"[D]ie Beitrage dieser Festschrift bieten [...] spannende Einblicke in unterschiedliche Facetten heutiger Reformationsforschung bzw. heutiger Auseinandersetzung mit den Folgen der Reformation im Zeitalter der Konfessionen." - Renate Dürr, in: Zeitschrift für Historische Forschung, vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 501-503
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Bibliography of the Works of Thomas A. Brady

1. Tempests and Stürme in Reformation Studies: Some Scholarly and Personal Observations, Kaspar von Greyerz
2. The Reformation in Post-War Historiography: An American Contribution, Peter Blickle

3. Ranke, Lamprecht, and Luther, Roger Chickering
4. The Reformation and the Early Social Sciences (Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Freud): Toward a Cultural Epidemiology, H. C. Erik Midelfort
5. Ranke Meets Gadamer: The Question of Agency in the Reformation, Lee Palmer Wandel
6. Historians without Borders? L’histoire croisée and Early Modern Social History, Joel F. Harrington
7. Recent Studies of the Roman Inquisition, Anne Jacobson Schutte
8. Hermann Conring and the European History of Law, Constantin Fasolt
9. The Reformation of the Enlightenment: German Histories in the Eighteenth Century, Michael Printy
10. Historical Writing and German Identity: Jacob Wimpheling and Sebastian Franck, Julie K. Tanaka
11. Perfecting the Past: Traditional Historiography in Early Modern Germany, Elaine C. Tennant

12. The Personal is Political: Convents in the Holy Roman Empire, Amy Leonard
13. Guerre et paix dans les écrits de Zwingli et de Luther: une comparaison, Marc Lienhard
14. Luther and Müntzer See Mary’s Magnificat through Different Spectacles, Christoph Burger
15. Beyond the Freedom of the Will: Erasmus’ Struggle for Grace, Greta Grace Kroeker
16. Tolerance and Heresy: Martin Bucer’s Radical New Definition of Christian Fellowship, Berndt Hamm
17. Landgrave Philipp’s Dilemma: The Roots of Tolerance and the Desire for Protestant Unity, Ellen Yutzy Glebe
18. Calvin in Germany, Christopher Ocker
19. Confessionalization in Early Modern Germany: A Jewish Perspective, Dean Phillip Bell
20. Catholic Intensity in Post-Reformation Germany: Preaching on the Passion and Catholic Identity in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, Susan C. Karant-Nunn
21. Pietism, Ministry, and Church Discipline: The Tribulations of Christoph Matthäus Seidel, Terence McIntosh
22. Religious Wars at Home: The Problem of Confessionally Mixed Families, Craig Harline
23. Trouble with Miracles: An Episode in the Culture and Politics of Wonder in Colonial Mexico, William B. Taylor

List of Contributors
Those interested in the histories and historiographies of early modern Europe.
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