of the Christian theology are at odds. 9 Pace Luther, Melanchthon sought to re-establish the study of Aristotle at Protestant schools; this he did, in a way, so as to provide the Lutheran teachings with a sound philosophical backing. Sachiko Kusukawa has shown that Melanchthon’s focus on the
Edited by Ole P. Grell
The first section of this book deals with the historiography surrounding Paracelsus and Paracelsianism and points to the need of reclaiming the man and his ideas in their proper historical context. A further two sections are concerned with the different religious, social and political implications of Paracelsianism and its medical and natural philosophical significance respectively.
450 Book Reviews / Early Science and Medicine 12 (2007) 433-465 Urszula Szulakowska, e Sacriﬁcial Body and the Day of Doom: Alchemy and Apoca- lyptic Discourse in the Protestant Reformation (Leiden: Brill, 2006), p. xii+180, ills., €114.00, $155.00 ISBN 90 04 15025 0. Szulakowska’s subject is
ANNIBALE FANTOLI URSZULA SZULAKOWSKA, The Sacrificial Body a n d the Day o f Doom. Alchemy a n d Apo- calyptic Discourse in the Protestant Refor- mation. Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2006. 180 pp., ISBN 90-04-15025-0. M I C H E L A P E R E I R A LYNNE TATLOCK (ed.), Justine Siegemund: The Court
optimistic about the ability of human beings to participate in their own redemption through the performance of good works, Luther severed all connection between grace and human merit. This presents a puzzle: in light of Luther’s emphasis on humanity’s depravity, why is it that early modern Protestants
Silvia De Renzi
How early modern natural investigations interacted with religion has long preoccupied historians. The once influential view that Protestantism was a friend and Catholicism a foe has been challenged and marginalized as other historical concerns, from the broader politics of natural knowledge to its
English Puritan Printing in the Netherlands 1600-1640
Keith L. Sprunger
The book centers on a body of about 350 Puritanical books, mostly in the English language, printed in the Dutch Republic by Puritan printers in exile or by sympathetic Dutch printers. The book examines the chain of authors, printers, publishers, financial backers, smugglers, and booksellers involved. Zealous Puritan believers participated at each stage.
This book is important for studying the relationship between Dutch printing and Puritan activities in Britain.
Edited by Christoph Lüthy, John Murdoch and William Newman
The book assembles nineteen carefully selected contributions by some of the most notable historians of medieval and early modern philosophy and science.
All chapters present new research results and will therefore be of interest to historians of philosophy, science, and medicine between 1150 and 1750.
H. Darrel Rutkin
’s deeply Protestant sola scriptura approach, which energetically strove to remove any and all Neoplatonic accretions from Plato’s texts. The authentic Platonic texts themselves were then to provide the sole basis for their interpretation. In this light, Robichaud makes the important point that