Public course on the history of Christianity in the age of the Reformation (1400-1650)- Prof. Lothar Vogel

Public course on the history of Christianity in the age of the Reformation (1400-1650)- Prof. Lothar Vogel


October 21, 2021 - February 3, 2022


every Thursday











(Prof. Lothar Vogel)


History of Christianity in the Age of Reformation (1400-1650)







21.10.21 Introduction    

28.10.21 The Bohemian Reformation

04.11.21 Theology and church around 1500

11.11.21 Martin Luther up to 1525

18.11.21 Ulrich Zwingli and the Reformation in Switzerland

25.11.21 The "Radical" Reformation

02.12.21 From the Catholic Reformation to the Counter-Reformation

09.12.21 The search for a new order and new equilibrium

16.12.21 Geneva and John Calvin

Christmas Holidays

13.01.22 The Reformation in the Netherlands, France, Italy and Central and Eastern Europe

                  Central and Eastern Europe

20.01.22 The Anglican Reformation

27.01.22 The era of confessionalization up to the Thirty Years' War

                   Thirty Years' War

03.02.22 Conclusions


Basic Bibliography

1.) Handbooks

Emidio Campi, "Birth and Development of Protestantism (16th-18th centuries)," in History of Christianity. L'età moderna, edited by Giovanni Filoramo - Daniele Menozzi, Rome - Bari 1997, pp. 1-74.

Paola Vismara, "Il cattolicesimo dalla 'riforma cattolica' all'absolutismo illuminato", ibid., pp. 151-290.

Vincenzo Lavenia, "A Long Reformation? Latin Christianity before Luther," in History of Christianity. Scientific direction by Emanuela Prinzivalli. III. The Modern Age, edited by Vincenzo Lavenia, Rome, Carocci, 2015, pp. 31-62.

Adriano Prosperi, "The Church of Rome: the papacy and the Tridentine reform in the sixteenth century," ibid., pp. 183-212.

Lucio Biasori, "Lutheranism, Calvinism, and the English Context," ibid., pp. 213-236.

Lucia Felici, "The Radical Reformation," ibid., pp. 237-259.

Alister E. McGrath, The Thought of the Reformation, 3rd ed., Turin 2000.

2.) Collections of sources

Emidio Campi, Protestantism over the centuries. Sources and documents, vol. I. Sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Turin 1991. KThGQ III (translated in German).


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