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 theindividuals and the ideas at the heart of the evangelical movement.It is a valuable collection, written by the leading scholars in thefield, and it will prove a very useful addition to ReformationStudies - both as a resource and as a compendium for theclassroom." C. Scott Dixon, The Queen's University ofBelfast

"This interesting volume of biographical sketches bringstogether a heterogeneous group of theological bed-fellows,important and not-so-important. It demonstrates superbly thepowerful richness of the theological discourse in the sixteenthcentury. The anthology is a splendid introduction to thetheological turbulence of that age." Hans Hillerbrand, DukeUniversity

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

"The 25 biographical sketches with excellent notes, by aninternational group of authors, are all well written and cover thetheological spectrum." Choice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631218395
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/31/2001
  • Series: Great Theologians Series , #6
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 412
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.75 (h) x 1.16 (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: Carter Lindberg.

Part I: Humanist Theologians:.

1. Jacques Lefevre d'Etaples (c. 1460-1536): Guy Bedouelle, OP(University of Fribourg).

2. Desiderius Erasmus (1469-1536): J Laurel Carrington (St OlafCollege, Minnesota).

Part II: Lutheran Theologians:.

3. Martin Luther (1483-1546): Oswald Bayer (University ofTubingen).

4. Philip Melanchthon (1497-1560): Heinz Scheible (HeidelbergerAkademie der Wissenschaften).

5. Matthias Flacius (1520-1575): Oliver K Olson (MarquetteUniversity).

6. Argula von Grumbach (c. 1490-c. 1564): Peter Matheson(University of Melbourne).

7. Urbanus Rhegius (1489-1541): Scott Hendrix (PrincetonTheological Seminary).

8. Johannes Brenz (1499-1570): Hermann Ehmer (University ofTubingen).

9. Martin Chemnitz (1522-1586): Robert Kolb (Concordia Seminary,St Louis).

Part III: Reformed Theologians:.

10. Huldrych Zwingli (1484-1531): Gregory J Miller (MaloneCollege, Ohio).

11. Heinrich Bullinger (1504-1575): Bruce Gordon (University ofSt Andrews).

12. John Calvin (1509-1564): Randall C Zachman (University ofNotre Dame).

13. Peter Martyr Vermigli (1499-1562): Frank A James III(Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando Centre for ReformationResearch, Oxford).

14. Theodore Beza (1519-1605): Richard A Muller (CalvinTheological Seminary, Grand Rapids).

15. Katherina Schultz Zell (1498-1562): Elsie Anne McKee(Princeton Theological Seminary).

16. Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556): Peter Newman Brooks (CranmerTheological House, Shreveport, USA and Robinson College, CambridgeUK).

17. Richard Hooker (1554-1600): Daniel Eppley (McMurryUniversity, Texas).

Part IV: Roman Catholic Theologians:.

18. Thomas se Vio Cajetan (1469-1534): Jared Wicks, SJ(Gregorian University, Rome).

19. Thomas More (1477/78-1535): Ralph Keen (University of IowaSchool of Religion).

20. Ignatius of Loyola (1491?-1556): John W O'Malley, SJ (WestonJesuit School of Theology).

21. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582): Gillian TW Ahlgren (XavierUniversity).

Part V: "Radical" Theologians:.

22. Andreas Bodenstein von Karlstadt (1486-1541): AlejandroZorzin (Iglesia Evangelica del Rio de la Plata, Argentina).

23. Thomas Muntzer (c. 1490-1525): Gottfried Seebass (Universityof Heidelberg).

24. Caspar von Schwenkfeld (1489-1561): Andre Seguenny(University of Strasbourg).

25. Menno Simons (1496-1561): Sjouke Voolstra (MennoniteSeminary, Amsterdam and University of Amsterdam).

Trajectories of Reformation Theologies: Carter Lindberg (BostonUniversity).



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