Christine Mundhenk, Matthias Dall'Asta, Heidi Hein (Ed.)

Philipp Melanchthon in 100 persönlichen Briefen

1. Edition 2017
195 pages
ISBN 978-3-647-55287-3
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

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Philipp Melanchthon (1497_1560) had been a colleague and close collaborator of Martin Luther's in Wittenberg for 28 years. 100 selected letters in chronological order illuminate important events from his life. Most of them now appear in German translation for the first time. Melanchthon's manifold scientific interests, his reformatory and pedagogical work express themselves in those letters, as especially private aspects such as friendships, emotions, hopes and dreams do, too. This allows deep insight into everyday life during the Reformation in Germany and direct access to his life.

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»This volume is important precisely because it shows behind the scenes into the truer inner workings of the minds of Melanchthon and his contemporaries. It´s one thing to read a formal work [...] and quite another to read personal letter never intended for wide public consumption. We learn more from letter, oftentimes, than we do from formal treatises.«
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Zwinglius Redivivus (Jim West), 15.11.2017

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