brief reflections on what I judge to be live challenges for those Christian communities committed to a refusal to withdraw from sharing and creating common life with others, and for whom the various reformations of the sixteenth century remain critical for the formation of their identities. One
Peter De Mey
on the matter, I will discuss a number of recent documents by ecumenical bodies and contributions by individual theologians – all written on the occasion of the 2017 commemoration of the 500 th anniversary of the symbolic start of the Reformation – that, explicitly or implicitly, comment on aspects
Edited by Dean Phillip Bell and Stephen G. Burnett
Contributors include: Dean Phillip Bell, Jay Berkovitz, Robert Bireley, Stephen G. Burnett, Elisheva Carlebach, Achim Detmers, Yaacov Deutsch, Maria Diemling, Michael Driedger, R. Gerald Hobbs, Joy Kammerling, Thomas Kaufmann, Hans-Martin Kirn, Christopher Ocker, Erika Rummel, Petra Schöner, Timothy J. Wengert, and Edith Wenzel.
The Reformation was a many-sided event, not merely a religious one. Martin Luther, the homo religiosus, was undoubtedly at the centre, but many non- theological factors (Humanism, politics, economics) contributed largely to its origin, form and extent. It was part of the shift in European thought
Die Theologie des Angelus Merkula, vor allem untersucht hinsichtlich ihrer Beeinflussung von der Reformation her (mit einer Zusammenfassung in deutscher Sprache)
In Poetry and Censorship Jennifer Helm offers insight into motives and strategies of Counter-Reformation censorship of poetry in Italy. Materials of Roman censorial authorities reveal why the control of poetry and of its reception was crucial to Counter-Reformation cultural politics.
Censorship of poetry should enable the church to influence human inner life that ---from thought and belief to fantasy and feeling--- was evolving considerably at that time. The control of poetic genres and modes of writing played an important part here. Yet, to what extent censorship could affect poetic creation emerges from a manuscript of the Venetian poet Domenico Venier. The materials suggest the impact of Counter-Reformation censorship on poetry began earlier and was more extensive than has yet been propagated.
Lucas G. Freire
*The author would like to thank two anonymous reviewers and the participants of the 2nd Kuyper Seminar at the vu University for their comments and criticisms on a much longer draft of this article (Freire 2014 ). 1 Introduction Reformational philosophy is a comprehensive systematization of
1 Introduction From its beginnings in the work of Herman Dooyeweerd and Dirk Vollenhoven, reformational philosophy has taken issue with the mainstreams of Western philosophy and has proposed comprehensive alternatives. A distinctive feature to these alternatives has been to ground both
1 Introduction This essay presents a brief overview of selected insights deriving from reformational social and political philosophy, especially that of Herman Dooyeweerd, relevant to the study of international relations. 1 By “reformational”, I mean “working out of the school of Christian (or
Martin Luther’s Theology of Children and Adolescence
historical era or context may be a “youth” in another culture, perhaps even an “adult.” As a relevant example, one scholar has argued that the Reformation is a “youth-driven phenomenon,” given the ages of the Wittenberg University scholars. 2 Moller considers the Reformation one of the outstanding youth