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In: Nederlands Archief voor Kerkgeschiedenis / Dutch Review of Church History
Nederlands Archief voor Kerkgeschiedenis
Editor: Wim Janse
The Dutch Review of Church History is a long-established periodical, primarily devoted to the history of Christianity. It contains articles in this field as well as in other specialised related areas.
For many years the Dutch Review of Church History has established itself as an unrivalled resource for the subject both in the major research libraries of the world and in the private collections of professors and scholars. Now published as an annual the Dutch Review of Church History offers you an easy way to stay on top of your discipline.
With an international circulation, the Dutch Review of Church History provides its readers with articles in English, French and German. Frequent theme issues allow deeper, cutting-edge discussion of selected topics. An extensive book review section is included in every issue keeping you up to date with all the latest information in the field of Church history.

Per 2006 the annual is continued as a journal, entitled Church History and Religious Culture. For more information click here.
In: Konfession, Migration und Elitenbildung
Author: Wim Janse


Education played a crucial role in the intellectual, socio-political, and religious developments that were part of the confessionalization processes in northwestern Germany. Particularly Bremen with its Gymnasium Illustre (1528-1812) developed into an educational stronghold, notably in theology and law. After Bremen's adoption of the Reformed confession in 1562 and more so under its prolific rectors Matthias Martinius, Ludwig Crocius, and Gerhard Meier in the seventeenth century, the Academy supplied hundreds of theologians and clergymen to Reformed churches and institutions throughout Europe. Molded by reform humanists of the Strasbourg and Zurich stamp, the Reformed character of the Gymnasium never lost its moderate, irenic bias. With this northern German flavor of the Reformed confession, the polychromy of Protestantism as well as of confessionalism in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe was enriched with yet another nuance.

In: Nederlands Archief voor Kerkgeschiedenis / Dutch Review of Church History