Between Lay Piety and Academic Theology

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For centuries, the relation between lay piety and academic theology has determined the faith of lay people as well as developments in theology, and influenced daily life as well as scholarly discussions. In this book an international and multidisciplinary panel of specialists, covering the fields of church history, history of literature, music history, book history, and art history reflects on a broad range of research topics, providing a fascinating and refreshing view on what this relation has been throughout the centuries.
Christoph Burger has given a major impulse to the research into the history of theology, notably the issue of adapting academic theology for lay people. The contributions to this Festschrift reflect this broad spectrum of correlations between learned theology and lay piety from the Early Church period until modern times. The book contains contributions to the research on lay piety as well as academic theology in the Middle Ages, Reformation, and the modern period, as well as their representations in such media as printed books and woodcuts. The result is a truly epoch-transcending and interdisciplinary volume.

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Biographical Note

Ulrike Hascher-Burger, PhD (2002) in Musicology, Utrecht University, has studied musicology, codicology, and history of the Middle Ages at the universities of Basel and Tübingen, and as an independent scholar is affiliated with the Research Institute for History and Culture, Utrecht University. She has published on medieval music and music manuscripts, especially those connected with the Devotio moderna and Northern Germany, including Gesungene Innigkeit (Brill, 2002), Singen für die Seligkeit (Brill, 2007), and Verborgene Klänge (Olms, 2008).

August den Hollander, PhD (1997) in Theology, VU University Amsterdam, is Professor of the History of the Religious Book, Deputy Director of the University Library at VU University Amsterdam, and Editor of Bibliasacra.com.

Wim Janse, PhD (1994) in Church History, Theological University Apeldoorn, is Professor of Church History and Dean of the Faculty of Theology at VU University Amsterdam, Editor-in-Chief of Church History and Religious Culture and Brill’s Series in Church History, Director of the Calvin Correspondence Edition Project, and Director of the Amsterdam Centre for the History of Christianity.

Review Quotes

"L'ensemble des articles réunis en hommage à Christoph Burger impressionne par son ampleur et son haut niveau d'analyse. Il faut saluer la cohérence des cas d'études exposés et leur mise en perspective historique et théologique. Témoignant de la diversité des sources et des documents textuels et iconographiques, ce livre est un bel encouragement à la recherche sur la piété des laïcs et la théologie protestante en Europe occidentale." Martine Clouzot, Sehepunkte Ausgabe 14 (2014), Nr. 1.

Table of contents

Contributors

Preface
Ulrike Hascher-Burger, August A. den Hollander, Wim Janse

Introduction
Ulrike Hascher-Burger

Middle Ages

Der erste Jubilaumsablass-eine kirchengeschichtliche Erinnerung
Martin Ohst

"Memorare novissima tua". Ein Blick in die Vorgeschichte des Eschatologiebegriffs
Sigurd Hjelde

The Commemoration of the Translation of the Relics of Saint Augustine
Martijn Schrama

The Middle Dutch Mystical Whitsun Sermons from 1492 mediating Johannes Gerson
Thom Mertens

"O qualis quantaque leticia": Das Bild des Himmels in einem Liederbuch der Bruder vom Gemeinsamen Leben
Ulrike Hascher-Burger

"Myne lieben doechtern". Auf der Suche nach der idealen Madchenlekture im Mittelalter
Barbara Fleith

Reformation

Luthers Vaterunserauslegung von 1519. Die Transformation spatmittelalterlicher Frommigkeit zu reformatorischer
Volker Leppin

Marie dans les Tischreden de Martin Luther
Matthieu Arnold

"Ein Laie der Rede". Die Frage nach der rhetorischen Kompetenz in der Debatte zwischen Luther und Erasmus uber den freien Willen.
Johan S. Vos

"A l'instar des prophetes ...". La rhetorique au service de la prophetie dans le Tzephaniah epitomographus de Martin Bucer (1528)
Annie Noblesse-Rocher

"Quomodo legere oporteat sacras scripturas ...". Anmerkungen zur Bibelhermeneutik des Zurcher Reformators Theodor Bibliander (1505-1564)
Hans-Martin Kirn

Piety in tumultuous times. Farel the flamboyant herald of reformed belief
Frans P. van Stam

Post-Reformation and Modern Times

Georg Mayer of Leeder: "So geysted der H. Geist wo er will"
Peter G. Bietenholz

United by the Augustana? Acceptance of the Augsburg Confession in the Netherlands around 1566
Klaas Zwanepol

Lay and Theological Reception of Clement of Alexandria in the Reformation. From Gentien Hervet to Fenelon
Irena Backus

Groninger Pfarrer an der Schwelle zur liberalen Zeit. Ein Bericht uber den religios-kirchlichen Zustand der Groninger protestantischen Gemeinden (1851); seine Hintergrunde und Wirkungen.
Jasper Vree

Piety and Media

Beyond the printed book. The media in Reformation historiography
Willem Heijting

Apostolate and Printing. The Collatiebroeders of Gouda and their Press
Koen Goudriaan

Der Weg zum Himmel und die nahe Gnade. Neue Formen der spatmittelalterlichen Frommigkeit am Beispiel Ulms und des Mediums Einblattdruck
Berndt Hamm

"Magnificat anima mea Dominum ..." in figuris. Representation de la fin de la Visitation (Luc 1, 46-55) dans les Figures de la Bible au seizieme siecle
Max Engammare

Christian Hebraism and early printed Dutch Bibles
August A. den Hollander

Publications Christoph Burger

Index of names

Index of places