The Reformation Theologians: An Introduction to Theology in the Early Modern Period / Edition 1

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The Reformation Theologians introduces the theological context, thought, and contributions of selected theologians of the sixteenth-century Reformations to students and scholars of the theology and history of Christianity. The selection intends to provide as inclusive a range of theologians as possible within the limits of a single text of reasonable length.

  • An ideal introduction to the ideas and contribution of key theologians of the sixteenth-century Reformation.
  • Explores a wide range of ideas and theologians within just one volume.
  • The contributors to this volume are internationally established scholars in the fields of historical and systematic theology.
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Editorial Reviews

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"The Reformation Theologians is a very timely return to the individuals and the ideas at the heart of the evangelical movement. It is a valuable collection, written by the leading scholars in the field, and it will prove a very useful addition to Reformation Studies - both as a resource and as a compendium for the classroom." C. Scott Dixon, The Queen's University of Belfast

"This interesting volume of biographical sketches brings together a heterogeneous group of theological bed-fellows, important and not-so-important. It demonstrates superbly the powerful richness of the theological discourse in the sixteenth century. The anthology is a splendid introduction to the theological turbulence of that age." Hans Hillerbrand, Duke University

"This book, as well as the rest of the volumes in this series [The Great Theologians] rely on careful scholarship in producing a book which stands apart." ATLA Reference Review

"The 25 biographical sketches with excellent notes, by an international group of authors, are all well written and cover the theological spectrum." Choice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631218388
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/28/2001
  • Series: Great Theologians Series, #5
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Carter Lindberg is Professor of Church History in the School of Theology at Boston University. His recent publications include The European Reformations (1995) and accompanying European Reformations Sourcebook (1999), both for Blackwell.

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Introduction 1
Pt. I Humanist Theologians 17
1 Jacques Lefevre d'Etaples 19
2 Desiderius Erasmus 34
Pt. II Lutheran Theologians 49
3 Martin Luther 51
4 Philip Melanchthon 67
5 Matthias Flacius 83
6 Argula von Grumbach 94
7 Urbanus Rhegius 109
8 Johannes Brenz 124
9 Martin Chemnitz 140
Pt. III Reformed Theologians 155
10 Huldrych Zwingli 157
11 Heinrich Bullinger 170
12 John Calvin 184
13 Peter Martyr Vermigli 198
14 Theodore Beza 213
15 Katharina Schutz Zell 225
16 Thomas Cranmer 239
17 Richard Hooker 253
Pt. IV Roman Catholic Theologians 267
18 Thomas de Vio Cajetan 269
19 Thomas More 284
20 Ignatius of Loyola 298
21 Teresa of Avila 311
Pt. V "Radical" Theologians 325
22 Andreas Bodenstein von Karlstadt 327
23 Thomas Muntzer 338
24 Caspar von Schwenkfeld 351
25 Menno Simons 363
Trajectories of Reformation Theologies 378
Glossary 384
Index 390
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