The Honeycomb Scroll

The Honeycomb Scroll

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Long overshadowed by Luther and Calvin, Philipp Melanchthon (1497a€“1560) is nevertheless one of the most important figures in the Protestant Reformation. Reformer, humanist, theologian, philosopher, ecumenist, and teacher of pastorsa€”Melanchthon had a profound effect on the sweep of Western church history. This book gives the most detailed English-language biographical treatment of Melanchthon to date, moving from his historical context and family of origin, through his childhood, education, and early career at Wittenberg during the dramatic events at the dawn of the Reformation (1497a€“1524).Later, in 1515, once Oecolampadius had moved on to Basel, he sent Melanchthon a three-volume set of Rudolf Agricolaa#39;s Dialecticsa€”an ... With Agricolaa#39;s guidance, Melanchthon made steady gains in his ability to comprehend and make use of these texts. ... He denigrated the medieval logic and grammar texts used by scholastic theologians in favor of the best works of ancient Greek and Latin literature.

Title:The Honeycomb Scroll
Author:Gregory B. Graybill
Publisher:Fortress Press - 2015-09-01


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