A Companion to the Swiss Reformation describes the course of the Protestant Reformation in the Swiss Confederation over the course of the sixteenth century. Its essays examine the successes as well as the failures of the reformation movement, considering not only the institutional churches but also the spread of Anabaptism. The volume highlights the different form that the Reformation took among the members of the Confederation and its allied territories, and it describes the political, social and cultural consequences of the Reformation for the Confederation as a whole.
Contributors are: Irena Backus, Jan-Andrea Bernhard, Amy Nelson Burnett, Michael W. Bruening, Erich Bryner, Emidio Campi, Bruce Gordon, Kaspar von Greyerz, Sundar Henny, Karin Maag, Thomas Maissen, Regula Schmid-Keeling, Martin Sallmann, and Andrea Strübind.
About the Author
Amy Nelson Burnett, Ph.D. (1989), is the Varner Professor of History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is the author of several books and articles on the Swiss Reformation, including Teaching the Reformation: Ministers and their Message in Basel, 1529-1629 (2006).
Emidio Campi, Dr. theol. Dr. h.c., is Professor Emeritus of Church History and Director Emeritus of the Institute for Swiss Reformation History at the University of Zurich. He has written widely on the Swiss Reformation. His latest book is Shifting Patterns of Reformed Tradition (2014).
Table of Contents
List of Contributors
List of Maps
List of Illustrations
Part One: Background
Amy Nelson Burnett and Emidio Campi
Chapter One: The Swiss Confederation Before the Reformation
Part Two: The Reformation
Chapter Two: The Reformation in Zurich
Chapter Three: The Reformation in Bern
Chapter Four: The Reformation in Basel
Amy Nelson Burnett
Chapter Five: The Reformation in Schaffhausen
Chapter Six: The Reformation in St. Gallen and Appenzell
Chapter Seven: Failed Reformations
Chapter Eight: The Reformation in the Three Leagues
Chapter Nine: Francophone Territories Allied to the Swiss Confederation
Michael W. Bruening
Chapter Ten: The Swiss Anabaptists
Part Three: Outcomes
Chapter Eleven: Theological Profile
Chapter Twelve: Church Organization, Discipline, and Worship
Chapter Thirteen: Schools and Education
Chapter Fourteen: Swiss Society: Family, Gender, and the Poor
Kaspar von Greyerz
Chapter Fifteen: Reformation Culture
Chapter Sixteen: Religious Stalemate and Confessional Alignments