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  • [+] More Martin Luther - Landmark exhibitions in Germany and the US / Part 1 of 2: US Exhibitions 


    Martin Luther - Landmark exhibitions in Germany and the US / Part 1 of 2: US Exhibitions
    Published since 07 Dec 2016
    It has been 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, condemning the corrupt practice of indulgences. This single act marked the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, a worldwide movement whose legacy can still be felt today, especially in Germany. The Reformation had a profound effect not only on theology and the church but also on culture, science, business, politics, language and education. 

    The German state has set up a large programme for 2017 to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Luther’s 95 theses with exhibitions, readings and events for all ages and interest groups.

    In two separate articles we would like to draw attention to some landmark exhibitions in the US and Germany showcasing Luther Bibles, bible collections and other bibliophile treasures. 

  • [+] More Collecting - Scheuchzer and the History of the Biblical Encyclopedia 


    Collecting - Scheuchzer and the History of the Biblical Encyclopedia
    Published since 18 Feb 2016

    Indeed, the early modern period saw an explosion of information, and scholars struggled to find ways to assimilate it all. Some of these methods may seem absurd by today's standards (such as Agostino Ramelli's 1588 conceptualization of a book wheel that would simultaneously hold up to 70 books open for comparison), but other methods have evolved to support and promote learning even today.

  • [+] More Collecting Rare Books and First Editions - Fra Paolo Sarpi, Scholar, Priest, and Heretic 


    Collecting Rare Books and First Editions - Fra Paolo Sarpi, Scholar, Priest, and Heretic
    Published since 17 Jan 2014

    The Counter-Reformation began with the Council of Trent (1545-1563) and lasted a full century, until the close of the Thirty Years’ War (1648). The movement sparked conflict all over Europe, challenging the very foundations of people’s daily lives. As nationalism fermented, states like Venice began to assert their autonomy – and the Catholic Church often took drastic measures in response. In the case of cleric and statesman Fra Paolo Sarpi, they even hired a hitman. Though Sarpi consistently stood up to the Church in an official capacity, he also chose to publish his greatest work, The History of the Council of Trent, under a pseudonym.

  • [+] More Collecting Rare Books and First Editions - Lutheran best-seller turned Jesuit boxed set 


    Collecting Rare Books and First Editions - Lutheran best-seller turned Jesuit boxed set
    Published since 10 Jul 2013

    Books in boxes have always held a particular appeal.  But this I found particularly attractive. It’s a book from 1738, Güldenes Schatz-Kästlein der Kinder Gottes (A Golden Treasure Chest for the Children of God), which has been cut into individual leaves, all the edges gilded, and then put into a custom-made gilt-tooled morocco box which features the figure of Justitia and the seal of the Society of Jesus.

  • [+] More Collecting Rare Books and First Editions - John Bunyan 


    Collecting Rare Books and First Editions - John Bunyan
    Published since 29 Nov 2012

    Which book, along with the Bible, is the most widely read in the English language? John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress, , a sweeping allegorical tale that takes the protagonist (an everyman named Christian) from the road to perdition to the feet of the Lord. Bunyan's use of simple imagery (taken from his Bedfordshire homeland north of London) gives the book its wide appeal. It was reprinted in the Puritan colonies and distributed throughout colonial America only three years after its initial publication.

  • [+] More Bibliographies - Religion 


    Published since 08 Jan 2010

    Online: Biographisch-bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL) - The Catholic Encyclopedia - Katalog der Leichenpredigten (Funeral Sermons) -  Bibliotheca theologica, by Enslin, Winer and Löflund

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