Note: Some texts
are buried deep in e-archives. If title link does not work, click source.
Kathleen & Thomas Stewart's elegant archive
of the works of the non-conformist preacher, whose graphic narratives (like
Progress) inspired the imagination of English speaking Protestants.
Full text of 1530 theological constitution
presented by German Protestant princes to Emperor Charles V (The
Book of Concord).
Full text of John Foxe's popular Actes
and Monuments' (1563) rehearsal of the history of persecution of
Christians, which solidified support for the English Reformation (Christian
Classics Ethereal Library).
Illustrated biography of the
martyred Czech reformer (Concordia Historical Institute).
biography of French reformer (Wikipedia).
Henry Beveridge's 1599 English
translation of the Geneva reformer's masterpiece of systematic theology
(posted by Center for Reformed
Theology & Apologetics).
Full text of John Todd's 1982 biography traces
Luther's struggles & catalogues his lasting achievements (posted by Religion-Online).
Seminal 1529 handbook of Christian
faith that not only molded Lutheran theology but influenced all later
catechisms, Catholic as well as Protestant (The
Book of Concord).
David Whitford's survey of the
German reformer's life and thought includes an extensive bibliography of
primary & secondary sources (Internet
Encyclopedia of Philosophy).
Companion to PBS documentary includes an
in the life of a monk.
Brief biography of Luther's humanistic
Concordia's Robert E. Smith coordinates a
collegial project dedicated to putting the works of Martin Luther (1483-1546)
& other Lutheran reformers on the WWW in the original language &
English translation. In addition to various worship materials the archive
currently includes Luther's 95
theses (1517), his small
catechisms, Melanchthon's History
of the Life & Acts of Luther &
the Augsburg Confession (1530).
Topical list of links to primary on-line
resources (posted by Hanover College).
Shane Rosenthal's mega-archive &
Web gateway to works by the 16th c. Protestant reformers & their
Barry McWilliams' links to internet resources
on John Knox & the Stewart dynasty..
David Garrett's brief overview of the Anglican
church's liturgical reformer (Prayer Book Society of Canada).
Anniina Jokinen's gateway to the life &
works of the father of the English Reformation (Luminarium).
Barry McWilliams provides a brief overview of
pre-Protestant reformers with extensive links to on-line resources on the
English Lollards & Moravians.
Roman Catholic Reform
J. P. Kirsch's article in the 1912
Catholic Encyclopedia on the papal council convoked to rectify 16th
c. ecclesiastical abuses (archived by
Biography of the
founder of the Jesuits (Wikipedia).
Biography of reforming
Spanish mystic Juan
de Yepes y Alvarez (Wikipedia).
Links to works about founder of
the Jesuits & his Spiritual
Exercises (Christian Classics Ethereal Library).
Links to works by & about
founder of the discalced Carmelites (Christian Classics Ethereal Library).
biographical essay on the Spanish mystic from the 1912 Catholic Encyclopedia
(posted by New Advent).
Richard Cross summarizes the history &
contents of the Vatican's Index
of Forbidden Books.
Missionary Expansion & Revivals
Britain's largest collection of
non-conformist religious records & artifacts now easily viewed in digital
format. Images of over 3500 items in the official
archives of British Methodism, including letters & journals of the
George Whitefield, Francis Asbury, & others who influenced the early Methodist movement.
Complete text of John Bunyan's
1678 allegory of the Christian life from the viewpoint of an English Puritan (Internet
Sacred Text Archive).
websites on the development of Christianity in the Americas see American
website of institute at U of Göttingen dedicated to
research on 1885-ca.1925
movement in German religious scholarship that spawned many of the major trends
in 20th c. biblical studies & theology. Posts capsule biographies (in
German) of Wilhelm
Otto, & others; with on-line
research by Gerd Lüdemann, Alf
Excerpt of 1934 manifesto drafted by
Karl Barth & other leaders of the German "Confessing Church" in
resistance to the theological pretensions of the Nazi regime with historical
notes. For ET of full text see
Declaration of Barmen.
speeches & writings of Joseph Ratzinger, the previous pope.
Full text of Karl Rahner's 1967
book analyzing the changes in the Roman Catholic Church in the wake of Vatican
II (posted by Religion Online).
Richard W. Adams posts lyrics,
music & background material on over 14,000 standard devotional songs that
have shaped theological views of adherents of many Christian denominations.
biography of the German
theologian who was executed in a Nazi prison camp weeks before Hitler's
suicide (April 1945). More articles, like "Radical
Resistance," require subscription (Christianity
Geoffrey B. Kelley's reviews
Bonhoeffer's 1937 exposition of Jesus' Sermon as a call for active
non-violent resistance to Nazism (posted by
Website of the most provocative contemporary
biblical scholar in Germany posts on-line interviews (in German) on
his views regarding Jesus' full humanity ("Jesus,
& resurrection, & the Christian
creed as well as a paper trail of the controversy sparked by his 1998
book, The Great Deception. Recent PDFs (in English) include an overview
evolution of early Christianity & a
of Pope Benedict XVI's 2006 book, Jesus of Nazareth.
with links to a detailed chronology of his life as well as speeches &
writings of Karol Wojtyla, the late pope.
Writings of recently canonized founder of
controversial Roman Catholic sanctification movement, Opus Dei.
Catholic Information Center provides biographical information, pictures and extensive
quotes on the saintly humanitarian's religious & social views.
Full text of Elton Trueblood's 1944 analysis
the ills modern civilization & the short-comings of individualistic
religion & his prophetic call for a redemptive society for the new
millennium (posted by Religion
Full text of Paul Tillich's 1948
book defining the Protestant principle as a "restless, critical, and
creative" impulse & calling for a new reformation to meet the de-humanizing
aspects of modern society (prepared for Religion
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29 November 2019