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Edited by Karl A. E. Enenkel

Erasmus was not only one of the most widely read authors of the early modern period, but one of the most controversial. For some readers he represented the perfect humanist scholar; for others, he was an arrogant hypercritic, a Lutheran heretic and polemicist, a virtuoso writer and rhetorician, an inventor of a new, authentic Latin style, etc. In the present volume, a number of aspects of Erasmus’s manifold reception are discussed, especially lesser-known ones, such as his reception in Neo-Latin poetry. The volume does not focus only on so-called Erasmians, but offers a broader spectrum of reception and demonstrates that Erasmus’s name also was used in order to authorize completely un-Erasmian ideals, such as atheism, radical reformation, Lutheranism, religious intolerance, Jesuit education, Marian devotion, etc.

Contributors include: Philip Ford, Dirk Sacré, Paul J. Smith, Lucia Felici, Gregory D. Dodds, Hilmar M. Pabel, Reinier Leushuis, Jeanine De Landtsheer, Johannes Trapman, and Karl Enenkel.

Edited by Charles Gunnoe

Reformation in Heidelberg
Part II

Secondary sources
This supplement dramatically enhances the first edition by adding a group of important, older secondary sources. Many of these are difficult to access, and it is hard - if not impossible - to find them all in the same library. However, they are essential to any study of the materials found in the collection's primary sources. Several of the works deserve to be highlighted. Monumenta pietatis et literaria (Ludwig Mieg et al.) is a major early compilation of historical materials, including letters from the era and Alting's Historia ecclesii Palatinae - the earliest history of the Reformation in the Palatinate. Kluckhorn's collection of the letters of Friedrich III remains a necessary point of access to the politics of the Heidelberg Reformation.
Heinrich Heppe's Die confessionelle Entwicklung der altprotestantischen Kirche Deutschlands marks out the central concern of this influential scholar (known today for his Reformed Dogmatics project): It documents his highly influential understanding of German Reformed theology as a Melanchthonian middle ground between Calvinism and Lutheranism. In addition, Heppe's three-volume Dogmatik offers a broad sample of citations from the era. Gooszen's study of the text of the Heidelberg Catechism remains a standard examination of the early history of the document that modern scholars consistently take into consideration.
In short, in addition to rounding off the collection of essential primary sources on the Heidelberg Reformation, the second part offers a coordinated compilation of works that supply background and context for the collection of texts in the first series.
• Number of titles: 98
• Languages used: Hungarian and Latin
• Title list available
• MARC records are available
Location of originals: National Széchényi Library, Budapest

The texts of Hungarian reformers, whether Lutheran, Calvinist, Catholic, or Anti-Trinitarian have hitherto been virtually unknown to the scholarly community. For the first time, this collection of primary sources offers a comprehensive survey of the original writings of the Hungarian reformers. It includes texts from the period of the first stirrings of reform in the 1540s through to works written for the established churches of the region during the 1650s. It is an invaluable resource for historians interested in the Lutheran Reformation, the development of international Calvinism, the Catholic Reformation, and the emergence of Anti-Trinitarianism.
The Anabaptist, Mennonite and Spiritualist Reformation
The radical reformation
Part I also includes polemical writings for and against the Reformed and Catholic Churches. Titles in part II treat the period of Münster, Münsterite Anabaptism itself and the post-Münsterite period as separate subjects. The collection includes all the 16th century books in the Library of the United Mennonite Congregation in Amsterdam, now housed in the Amsterdam University Library.

Feike Dietz and Els Stronks

of art historians and historians, which indicate that despite underlying theological differences, a meaningful and acceptable transformation of Pre-Reformation and Catholic visual practices was sought by Protestants artists and authors. 10 As widely established, the Lutheran approach to word


Edited by Ilana Zinguer and Myriam Yardeni

The many ways in which the two major religious movements of the Reformation and the Counter Reformation - the Protestant and the Catholic - were diffused are brought forth through individual and collective efforts in the fields of the arts, literature, education, liturgy and rituals, preaching, propaganda, debates and polemics. The authors of this volume have used methods of cultural history, historical anthropology, history of communications, and micro-history to reveal a common source in the methods of propaganda, with the emphasis on what is inherent to the religious catholic sensibilities on the one hand, and the protestant view of the world on the other.

With contributions by Denis Crouzet, Francis Higman, Marianne Carbonnier-Burkard, Marc Vénard, Bernard Roussel, Jean Loup Lemaître, Alain Tallon, Leonardo Cohen, Nadine Kuperty-Tsur, Max Engammare, François Lestringant, Nicole Hochner, Raymond A. Mentzer, Robert Sauzet, Myriam Greilsammer, Nicole Lemaitre, Jacques Le Brun, Pierre Bonniffet, Edith Weber, Roger Zuber, Jean-François Gilmont, Isabelle Martin and Gabriel Guarino.
The Catholic Reformation
Including French Diocesan Catechisms 1615-1900

There is no longer any question today of reducing the Catholic Reformation of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to just the Counter-Reformation. The latter unquestionable existed, but constituted only a chapter - and not the best one - in a very profound transformation of the Catholic Church. This explains the interest in making available at least some of the first-hand documents that allow us to appreciate the originality, richness, and vigour of Tridentine Catholicism.

The Catholic Renaissance
The Catholic Renaissance is amenable to two historical readings that are in certain respects contradictory. According to one, it was a period of hardening of the structures, a regimentation of the masses, and an attempt at total catechizing, and all that thanks to the support of the state. But on the other hand it was sanctity, beauty, and piety. These two aspects, which might appear incompatible, cohabitated in reality in everyday life. And if an effective and quantitatively important Christianization resulted from the methodical and powerfully orchestrated action of the Church of Rome it was because this action was quantitatively doubled, supported, and vivified from within by the treasures of devotion, heroism, charity, spirituality, and creative imagination. Without these, the great clerical machine would not have accomplished any more than putting a ponderous bureaucracy in place.

The spirit of organization
With the Catholic Renaissance appeared a new characteristic in Christian history: the spirit of organization. On the whole this constituted an enrichment of the mental equipment of Western man at the beginning of the early modern period. From that time on the churches, and especially the Church of Rome, both profited from this enrichment and gave it new impulses. Preaching, teaching, and devotion became more methodical and more efficient than in the past, making possible - among other results - a veritable planetary expansion of Catholicism. Never in the past had Christianity spread so rapidly over such vast territories.

A religious conquest
A religious conquest comparable to that of apostolic times recommenced on the scale not of a Mediterranean empire but of the inhabited universe. From being on the defensive toward the Turks, the Roman church passed over to the spiritual offensive in the pagan world that was opening up to it. In many ways, therefore, the Catholic Reformation appears to us as a major phenomenon in the world history of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Jean Delumeau

Edited by Charles Gunnoe

Reformation in Heidelberg

Part I
This collection has been gathered for the purpose of illuminating the intellectual and religious developments during the reigns of Ottheinrich (1556-1559) and Frederick III (1559-1576). Its primary goal is to present the complete works of the major Heidelberg figures (Bouquin, Erastus, Olevianus, Ursinus, Zanchi) and a major sampling of the works of many secondary figures. Secondarily, its aim is to illuminate the theological development of the Palatinate including the origins and reception of the Heidelberg Catechism. Here the collection ventures outside the strict bounds of Reformed Protestantism to include attacks on the Palatine confession by Lutheran scholars.

• Number of titles: 99
• Languages used: German and Latin
• Title list available
• MARC records are available

Location of originals: Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel

Part II
This collection completes the series The Reformation in Heidelberg. It comprises a wide array of rare primary sources gathered from libraries in Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. It expands the number of works available by such theologians as Pierre Boquin and Zacharias Ursinus, and features more works by the prominent medical humanists, Thomas Erastus and Johannes Lange.

• Number of titles: 78 primary titles, 23 secondary titles
• Languages used: mainly Latin and German, also English, Dutch and French
• Title list available
• MARC records are available

Location of originals: Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, München; Bodleian Library, Oxford; Universiteitsbibliotheek Amsterdam; Württembergische Landesbibliothek, Stuttgart; Zentralbibliothek Zürich

Scotland's Long Reformation

New Perspectives on Scottish Religion, c. 1500-c. 1660


Edited by John McCallum

Exploring processes of religious change in early-modern Scotland, this collection of essays takes a long-term perspective to consider developments in belief, identity, church structures and the social context of religion from the late-fifteenth century through to the mid-seventeenth century. The volume examines the ways in which tensions and conflicts with origins in the mid-sixteenth century continued to impact upon Scotland in the often violent seventeenth century, while also tracing deep continuities in Scotland's religious, cultural and intellectual life. The essays, the fruits of new research in the field, are united by a concern to appreciate fully the ambiguity of religious identity in post-Reformation Scotland, and to move beyond simplistic notions of a straightforward and unidirectional transition from Catholicism to Protestantism.


Edited by Amy Nelson Burnett and Emidio Campi

A Companion to the Swiss Reformation describes the course of the Protestant Reformation in the Swiss Confederation over the course of the sixteenth century. Its essays examine the successes as well as the failures of the reformation movement, considering not only the institutional churches but also the spread of Anabaptism. The volume highlights the different form that the Reformation took among the members of the Confederation and its allied territories, and it describes the political, social and cultural consequences of the Reformation for the Confederation as a whole.

Contributors are: Irena Backus, Jan-Andrea Bernhard, Amy Nelson Burnett, Michael W. Bruening, Erich Bryner, Emidio Campi, Bruce Gordon, Kaspar von Greyerz, Sundar Henny, Karin Maag, Thomas Maissen, Regula Schmid-Keeling, Martin Sallmann, and Andrea Strübind.