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The Correspondence of Wolfgang Capito: Volume 2: 1524-1531
     

The Correspondence of Wolfgang Capito: Volume 2: 1524-1531

by Milton Kooistra (Noted by), Erika Rummel (Translator)
 

Wolfgang Capito (1478-1541) was one of the most important figures of the Reformation in Southern Germany, a leading churchman who turned from Catholic to Protestant. A professor of theology and advisor to the Archbishop of Mainz, he moved to Strasbourg and worked for two decades toward the reformation of the city, which became, after Wittenberg, the most active

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Wolfgang Capito (1478-1541) was one of the most important figures of the Reformation in Southern Germany, a leading churchman who turned from Catholic to Protestant. A professor of theology and advisor to the Archbishop of Mainz, he moved to Strasbourg and worked for two decades toward the reformation of the city, which became, after Wittenberg, the most active centre of the Reformation movement.

This volume - the second of three - is a fully annotated translation of Capito's existing correspondence, covering the years 1524-31, during which the Reformation took root in Strasbourg. It was characterized by the strenuous efforts of Capito and his fellow reformer Martin Bucer to enlist the support of the city council in establishing an evangelical church, to vanquish Catholic opponents in court, in polemical writings and public disputations. The same years also saw disputes among the reformers over the interpretation of the Eucharist. Erika Rummel's head- and footnotes provide historical context by identifying classical, patristic, and biblical quotations as well as persons and places.

This volume continues in the tradition of rigorous scholarship established by the first, providing crucial details on the evolution of Capito's thought to Reformation scholars.

Editorial Reviews

Andrew Pettegree
‘This excellent project takes us to the heart of Wolfgang Capito’s work as a reformer in Strasburg... This splendid volume, the second of the three that will carry this project through to the end of Capito’s life.’
Neo-Latin News, vol 60:3-4:2012 - Wladyslaw Roczniak
‘Rummel’s opus, meticulously researched, edited, and contextualized like her earlier work on Erasmus, is clearly manufactured for the experts or for those interested in major themes as well as minutiae of the early phases of the German and Swiss Reformation… It is an eminently welcome and completely necessary addition to our knowledge base.’

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802099556
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
12/01/2009
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.70(d)

Meet the Author

Milton Kooistra is a Fellow at the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies at the University of Toronto.

Erika Rummel is a professor emerita in the Department of History at Wilfrid Laurier University.

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