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1 Magdeburg in der Politik der deutschen Kaiser
1936 
Magdeburg in der Politik der deutschen Kaiser Beitrage zur Geopolitik und Geschichte des oftfalischen Raums. Anlaszlich der 1000 jahrigen Wiederlehr der Thronbesteigung Ottos des Groszen. herausgegeben von der Stade Magdeburg. Kurt Vowinckel Verlag GmbH, 1936. Octavo.

Bound tan paper over boards, paper worn, paper splitting and chipping along edges and hinges, endpaper splitting at front hinge but hinge is still tight, scattered light foxing. (6) 235 (1)pp.; many b&w illustrations on separate plates, 5 maps including large color folding map in pocket. (14055) 
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2 BRIEGER, THEOD. Die Theologische Fakultat der Universitat Leipzig Verkundigt Die

BRIEGER, THEOD. Die Theologische Fakultat der Universitat Leipzig Verkundigt Die Feier des Andenkens an Carl Friedrich Kregal von Sternbach, am 18. Juli 1910 vormittags 12 uhr im HOrsaal 28 statthaben wird. Zwei Bisher Unbekannte entwurfe des Woormser ediktes gegen Luther mitgeteilt von D. Theod. Brieger, D.Z, Dekan. Leipzig, Druck von Alexander Edelmann [no date, 1910] octavo.

Disbound pamphlet, lightly tanning, small tear in bottom corner of title page. 42 (1)pp. Re: two hitherto unknown persons who planned the Worms edict against Luther.
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Acta Colloquij Montis Belligartensis: Quod habitum est, Anno Christi 1586., COLLOQUY OF MOMPELGART.
3 COLLOQUY OF MOMPELGART. Acta Colloquij Montis Belligartensis: Quod habitum est, Anno Christi 1586.
1597 Bound contemporary vellum Book Quarto, 16.5 x 20.3cm Tubingen 
Colloquy of Mömpelgart, Tubingen, 1587, between Lutheran & Reformed. With inscription on front cover: "Wild Rice Polk Co., Minnesota 1880" and inside "To Prof. James N. Preus from his uncle J.C.K. Preus."

COLLOQUY OF MÖMPELGART. Acta Colloquij Montis Belligartensis: Quod habitum est, Anno Christi 1586. Fauente Deo Opt. Max Præside, Illustrissimo Principe ac Domino, Domino Friderico, Comite Wirtembergico et Mompelgatensi, &c. Inter Clarissimos Viros, D. Iacobum Andreæ, Præpositum & Cancellarium Academiæ Tubingensis: & D. Theodorum Bezam Professorem & Pastorem Genuensem, Authoritate Praedicti Principis Friderici, &c. nunc Anno Christi 1587. publicata. Haec acta Candide et bona fide consignata, vanissimos de hoc Colloquio sparsos rumores, inprimis vero Epistolam quandam, vanitatibus & calumnijs refertam, & typis excusam, abundè refutabunt. Cum Privilegio. Tubingæ, Per Georgium Gruppenbachium, Anno M.D.LXXXVII. [1587] quarto, 16.5 x 20.3cm. $1,500.00

There is a nice inscription in old pen on front cover that reads "Wild Rice Polk Co. Minnesota, 1880." There are three ownership inscriptions in the bottom right hand corner of the title page. The first is inked out so that it can not be read. The second is "M. Wilhelm Lüdovicus Ruoff. SS. Theol. Stud: 1604." The third reads: "A. K. Sagenius SS. Theol Stud. In Urbe Sancti Ludovici 1878." Then in pencil and on the recto of the front paste-down endpaper is "To/ Prof. James N. Preus From/ His uncle J C K Preus."

The Colloquy of Mömplegart was a disputation between Lutherans and Reformed at the castle of Mömpelgart(or French: Montbéliard) near the French border. It was occasioned by the incorporation of the county of Mömpelgart into the duchy of Württemburg by inheritance. A Calvinistic type of the Reformation had been established there in 1535, but the duke of Württemberg attempted to reorganize the church on the Lutheran model. To further this, he arranged the disputation--primarily between Beza on the Reformed side and Andreä on the Lutheran, even though others were also participants, including Lucas Osiander & Abraham Musculus. The points of controversy were (1) the Lord's Supper, (2) the person of Christ, (3) pictures and ceremonies, (4) baptism, and (5) election. Both parties claimed victory. Beza disputed the correctness of the Acta of Tübingen and defended himself in Latin and German. The only result of the dispute was a deepening of the differences between the parties.--A. Schweizer in The New Schaff-Herzog Ency. Religious Knowledge, 8:42. This is the Tübingen Acta. It is both an important and rare source document for the study of the history of the Reformation and Reformation theology. Bound in a handsome dated binding.

Bound contemporary vellum, vellum soiled some, lacks ties, paste-down endpapers with tears and no longer pasted down, light scattered foxing, scattered old underlining, light damp stain in bottom margin of all pages--it moves up into the side margins also on the last 200 pages. Woodcut initial letters as well as woodcut head & tail pieces.

Collation: a-c4, A-4C4. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, (21) Fridericcvs Dei Gratia Comes Vvirtembergicvs et Mompelgartensis, (1) woodcuts, 1-575pp text, (1) errata. OCLC locates many copies in German & other European libraries. There are 13 US libraries with copies: NYPL; U. Iowa; Newberry Libr; U. Chicago; Ass. Mennonite Bibl. Sem.; Concordia Theol. Sem. Ft. Wayne; Harvard U.; Bethany Luth. Sem.; Luther Sem. Libr; U. Minn.; Princeton U.; U. of Penn.; Westminster Theol. Sem.; Columbia U.
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4 DALLMANN Martin Luther His Life and His Labor.

DALLMANN, WILLIAM. Martin Luther His Life and His Labor. Saint Louis, Concordia Publ. House (c1951) Octavo. Bound gray cloth, rubbed at edges, soiled some, two corners bumped, contents clean. xiv (2) 262pp, frontispiece, many black & white illustrations, index. 
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5 GOTZE Martin Butzers Erstlingschrift. Habilitationsschrift zur Erlangung
1907 Disbound pamphlet, pages lightly tanning. Octavo Leipzig, M. Heinsius Nachfolger, 1907, octavo 
GOTZE, ALFRED. Martin Butzers Erstlingschrift. Habilitationsschrift zur Erlangung der Veniz legendi fur deutsche Philologie eingereicht der Philosophischen Fakultat der Universitat Freiburg i. Br. von Alfred Gotze. Leipzig, M. Heinsius Nachfolger, 1907, octavo.

Disbound pamphlet, pages lightly tanning. (4) 64pp . 
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6 HUTTON, JOSEPH. Man's Right and Privilege to Judge for Himself, and to be Judged by God Only.
1835 Disbound Pamphlet Pamphlet Octavo London 
HUTTON, JOSEPH. Man's Right and Privilege to Judge for Himself, and to be Judged by God Only. A Sermon Delivered at the Presbyterian Chapel, Carter-Lane, London, October 4th, 1835; Being the Day Chosen for the Celebration of the Third Centenary of the Reformation. By Joseph Hutton, LL.D. [4 lines scripture] London: Rowland Hunter, 72, St. Paul's Churchyard; John Mardon, St. Martin's-Le-Grand; and Miss Robinson, Leeds. 1835. Octavo.

Disbound pamphlet, light tanning of pages especially around edges. 32pp.

Joseph Hutton (1790-1860). A Sermon preached on the text of John 5:30, " I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear I judge: and my judgement is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father who hath sent me."
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7 LENZ, MAX. Kleine Historische Schriften.
1910 Bound leather spine and corners with red title label and decorated/marbled paper over boards, leather cracked along front hinge and strengthened with flexible PVC glue, chipped and worn through leather at spine ends and corners, rubbed, small oval library stamp in middle of title page, very light tanning of pages. Book Octavo Munchen und Berlin, Druck und Verlag von R. Oldenbourg 
LENZ, MAX. Kleine Historische Schriften. Munchen und Berlin, Druck und Verlag von R. Oldenbourg, 1910. Octavo.

Bound leather spine and corners with red title label and decorated/marbled paper over boards, leather cracked along front hinge and strengthened with flexible PVC glue, chipped and worn through leather at spine ends and corners, rubbed, small oval library stamp in middle of title page, very light tanning of pages. 608pp.

Contents is 31 essays including: Leopold Ranke; Humanismus und Reformation; Geschichtsschreibung und Geschitsauffassung im Elsa zur Zeit der Reformation; Dem Andenken Ulrichs von Hutten Martin Luther Luthers Lehre von der Obrigkeit Philipp Melanchthon; Bismarcks Religion. 1st Edition. 
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Loci Communes, das ist, die furnemesten Artikel Christlicher lere, MELANCHTHON, PHILIPP
8 MELANCHTHON, PHILIPP Loci Communes, das ist, die furnemesten Artikel Christlicher lere
1536 Book Quarto, 14 x 19cm. Wittenberg 
Melanchthon's Loci Communes, German translation of Justus Jonas, Wittenberg, 1536


MELANCHTHON, PHILIPP. Loci Communes, das ist, die furnemesten Artikel Christlicher lere, Philippi Melanch. Aus dem Latin verdeudscht, durch Justum Jonam. Wittenberg. M. D. XXXVI. [1536] [Colophon:] Gedruckt zu Wittemberg durch, Georgen Rhaw. Quarto, 14 x 19cm. $1,600.00

The publication of Melanchthon's Loci in 1521 was "the first systematic statement of Protestant theology... In 1521 Melanchthon was not quite ready to publish the Loci Communes, but he had little choice. Some students, whom Melanchthon believed were 'blessed with more zeal than judgment,' printed and widely distributed his lectures on Romans. Unable to recall these notes, Melanchthon resolved to print the material in a more acceptable form. The book came out in April, 1521, and before the year was out two editions appeared in Wittenberg and one in Basel. By the end of 1525 eighteen Latin editions had been published in addition to various printings of Spalatin's German translation of it. Throughout Germany and in foreign lands the book won acclaim, for it was something radically new in theological science--a system of doctrine drawn from the Scriptures! The Loci represented the culmination of Melanchthon's study of Paul's Letter to the Romans..."--Clyde Manschreck: Melanchthon the Quiet Reformer, p.82. "As a theologian, Melanchthon did not show so much creative ability as a genius for collecting and systematizing the ideas of others, especially of Luther, for the purpose of instruction. He kept to the practical, and cared little for a connection of the parts, so his Loci were in the form of isolated paragraphs... The development of Melanchthon's beliefs may be seen from the history of the Loci (1st publ. 1521). In the beginning Melanchthon intended only a development of the leading ideas representing the Evangelical conception of salvation, while the later editions approach more and more the plan of a text-book of dogma. At first he uncompromisingly insisted on the necessity of every event, energetically rejected the philosophy of Aristotle, and had not fully developed his doctrine of the sacraments. In 1535 he treated for the first time the doctrine of God and that of the Trinity; rejected the doctrine of the necessity of every event and named free will as a concurring cause in conversion. The doctrine of justification received its forensic form and the necessity of good works was emphasized in the interest of moral discipline. The last editions are distinguished from the earlier ones by the prominence given to the theoretical and rational element."--O. Kirn in New Schaff-Herzog Ency. Religious Knowledge, VII:284.

Title page printed within a handsome woodcut title page depicting various Biblical scenes. 3 x 3cm woodcut initials.

We are pleased to offer this 1536 edition (first edition was 1521) of Justus Jonas' German translation.

Bound 19th century brown & tan "marbled" paper over boards, thin black cloth spine strip with hand lettered paper title label, cloth worn away and split along hinges, cloth and paper worn through at most edges, lacks endpapers and flyleaves, title page soiled and lacking top and bottom dog-ears, tp with damp-stain along inner margin, next few leaves soiled, a few dog-ears missing on first 20 leaves, scattered damp stains in margins throughout, last 4 leaves with top outside corner torn away, light foxing but heavier on some pages and near page edges, 3cm tear in margin of LL2, early annotations on FFf1-3.

Collation: A-Z4, a-z4, Aa-Zz4, AAa-LLl4, MMm6--last leaf blank. Leaf mis-signed Ll2. Foliation: 8 not numbered leaves, CCCXVII (317) numbered leaves, 1 blank leaf. OCLC locates 6 libraries in the U.S.: Emory Univ--Pitts Theol Libr; Augustana Col; Harvard--Houghton Libr; Bethany Luth Theol Seminary; Univ of St Thomas; Univ of Minn. They also locate a copy in the UK: London Library; and France: Bibliotheque Nat & Univ Strasbourg.
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Apologia verae Doctrin de Definitione Evangelii.  Opposita Thrasonici prstigiis & indignis Theologo lusibus Iohannis VVigandi., PEZEL, CHRISTOPH.
9 PEZEL, CHRISTOPH. Apologia verae Doctrin de Definitione Evangelii. Opposita Thrasonici prstigiis & indignis Theologo lusibus Iohannis VVigandi.
Title translation: A Defence of true Doctrine from an Exposition of the Gospel. In Opposition to the vainglorious, deluded, and unworthy, shifty theologian, Johann Wigand. 1571 Pamphlet, bound quarto Wittenberg 
Christoph Pezel, Lutheran Crypto-Calvinist turned Reformed;
Writing against Johann Wigand, Wittenberg, 1571.

"He is particularly interesting as showing the evolution from Melanchthon's attitude towards predestination to the complete determinism of the Calvinistic concept of the dogma."

PEZEL, CHRISTOPH. Apologia verae Doctrin de Definitione Evangelii. Opposita Thrasonicis prstigiis & indignis Theologo lusibus Iohannis VVigandi. Authore Christophoro Pezelio, Sacre Theologi Doctore & Professore in Academia Wvitebergensi. [small simple woodcut device] VViteberg, Excudebant Clemens Schleich & Antonius Schne, Anno M.D.LXXI. [1571] quarto, 15.7 x 19.5cm (pages) $750.00

Christoph Pezel (1539-1604) "German crypto-Calvinist... He was educated at the universities of Jena and Wittenberg...in 1569 was ordained preacher at the Schloss-kirche in Wittenberg. In the same year he entered the theological faculty, where he soon became involved in the disputes between the followers of Melanchthon and Luther, writing the Apologia ver doctrin de definitione Evangelii (Wittenberg, 1571) and being the chief author of the Wittenberg catechism of 1571. He soon took a leading position as a zealous Philippist."--G. Kawerau in New Schaff-Herzog Ency. Rel. Knowl. IX:4. He was banished in 1576 for his Calvinism, but was called to Nassau the following year where he helped to introduce Calvinism. Bremen called him in 1581, and there he laid the foundation of Reformed church life. "Pezel did away with Luther's Catechism, substituting for it his own Bremen catechism, which remained in force until the eighteenth century, removed images and pictures from the churches, formed a ministerium which united the clergy, and, by his Consensus ministerii Bremensis ecclesi of 1595, prepared the way for the complete acceptance of Calvinistic doctrine." "He is particularly interesting as showing the evolution from Melanchthon's attitude towards predestination to the complete determinism of the Calvinistic concept of the dogma."--ibid. The Apologia is one of Pezel's earlier writings and was directed against Johann Wigand. Johann Wigand (1523-1587) had studied at Wittenberg hearing Luther, Melancthon & Cruciger. He was a staunch defender of orthodox Lutheran doctrine. Title translation: A Defence of true Doctrine from an Exposition of the Gospel. In Opposition to the vainglorious, deluded, and unworthy, shifty theologian, Johann Wigand.

Bound modern hardcover with brown variegated paper over boards, two small circular stamps on verso of title, very small piece torn from bottom edge of title, light & thin water stain along bottom and fore-edge of leaves D1-F1, light foxing. Collation: A-F4. Pagination: [48]pp. One decorative woodcut initial.

OCLC locates 4 libraries in the U.S. holding copies of this title: Andrews Univ., Harvard Div. Sch.; Luth. Theol. Sem.(PA); U. Wisconsin;1 library in UK: British Library; 6 libraries in Germany: Herzog August Bibl., Statts und U. Bremen, ULBSachsen Anhat Zentrale, Sachsiche LandesBibl., Universitatsbibliothek Tubingen, Wurttembergische Landesbibliothek; 2 in France: Bibliotheque Nat & Univ Strasbourg, Bibliotheque Nationale; 1 In Denmark:Danish Union Cat & Danish Natl Bibl.
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10 REEDIJK, C. Erasmus in 1970. Extrait de "Bibliotheque d'Humanisme et Renaissance"
1970 Pamphlet in printed card cover doodling on back cover, several words notes written on inside covers, pages tanning a bit. pamphlet Geneve, Librairie Droz S.A. 
REEDIJK, C. Erasmus in 1970. Extrait de "Bibliotheque d'Humanisme et Renaissance" Tome XXXII, 1970. Geneve, Librairie Droz S.A., 1970, octavo.

Pamphlet in printed card cover, doodling on back cover, several words notes written on inside covers, pages tanning a bit. 449-466pp. At head of title: Federation Internationale des Societes et Instituts pour l'etude de la Renaissance. 
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11 RICHTER Die evangelischen Kirchenordnungen des sechszehnten Jahrhunderts.

RICHTER, AEMILIUS LUDWIG, ed. Die evangelischen Kirchenordnungen des sechszehnten Jahrhunderts. Urunden und Regesten zur Geschichte des Rects und der Verfassung der evangelischen Kirche in Deutschland. Herausgegeben von Dr. Aemilius Ludwig Richer. Erster Band. Vom Anfange der Reformation bis zur Begrundbung der Consistorialverfassung im J. 1542. [& Zweiter Band. Vom Jahre 1542 bis zu Ende des sechszehnten Jahrhunderts.] Niewkoop, B. De Graaf, 1967. 2 Vols, Quarto, 22 x 28.2cm. Bound heavy blue cloth with gold on black titles on spines, library call number on spines, spines shellacked, library bookplate, card/date due slip, otherwise volumes are tight, clean and in good condition. Pagination: (1) title, (1) original printer, (2) blank, [V]-VI Inhalt, III-IV Vorrede, 1-375pp, (1) blank; (1) title, (1) original printer, (1) dedication, (1) blank, [v]-vi Vorwort, [vii]-viii Inhaltsverzeichniss, 1-508pp main text, [509]-519 indexes, (1) blank. Ameilius Ludwig Richter 1808-1864, German Protestant canonist. "Die evangelischen Kirchenordnungen des 16. Jarhunderts has become an indispensable basis for the study of Evangelical canon law. Its advantage consists in the comprehensive appropriation of source-material from the century of the Reformation."--R.W. Dove in New Schaff-Herzog Ency. Religious Knowledge. X:32. I pleased to offer a De Graaf reprint of this seminal work first published in 1846. 
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12 SMETS, WILHELM. Des hochheiligen, okumenischen und allgemeinen Conciliums von Trient Canones und Beschlusse. Nebst den betreffenden papstlichen Bullen un Verordnungen, und einem vollstandigen Inhaltsverzeichnisse. Mit gegenuuberstrehendem lateinischen Texte nach der plantinianischen Ausgabe vom Jahre 1596. In treuer Verdeutschung nebst einem geschichtlichen Abrisse des Conciliums von Dr. Wilhelm Smets, Weltpriester. Mit Genehmigung hoher geistlicher Obrigkeit.
1843 Bound leather spine and corners with paper title l paper title label chipped, spine leather rubbed and with small surface chips, worn through leather at spine ends and corners, marbled paper over boards rubbed and worn through paper at edges, moderate foxing throughout, booksellers tag "Durch Gebruder Daams in Emmerich..." With inscription on front free endpaper "H. Voss, St. Louis, 1887." book Small octavo, 10 x 15cm. Bielefeld, Velhagen & Klasing; Crefeld, Funcke'sche Buchhandlung 
SMETS, WILHELM. Des hochheiligen, okumenischen und allgemeinen Conciliums von Trient Canones und Beschlusse. Nebst den betreffenden papstlichen Bullen un Verordnungen, und einem vollstandigen Inhaltsverzeichnisse. Mit gegenuuberstrehendem lateinischen Texte nach der plantinianischen Ausgabe vom Jahre 1596. In treuer Verdeutschung nebst einem geschichtlichen Abrisse des Conciliums von Dr. Wilhelm Smets, Weltpriester. Mit Genehmigung hoher geistlicher Obrigkeit. Bielefeld, Velhagen & Klasing; Crefeld, Funcke'sche Buchhandlung, 1843. Small octavo, 10 x 15cm.

Bound leather spine and corners with paper title label, paper title label chipped, spine leather rubbed and with small surface chips, worn through leather at spine ends and corners, marbled paper over boards rubbed and worn through paper at edges, moderate foxing throughout, booksellers tag "Durch Gebruder Daams in Emmerich..." With inscription on front free endpaper "H. Voss, St. Louis, 1887."

Pagination: xvi, (1), [2]-312, [2]-312, [313]-326 (1)pp.

Latin text and German translation facing on opposite pages numbered in duplicate. Includes bibliographical references. The Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent from the latin text printed in Antwerp 1596 and with a German translation by Wilhelm Smets. 
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Apologia D. Ioannis Stosselii, Opposita Sophisticis et Friuolis, STOESSEL, JOHANN.
13 STOESSEL, JOHANN. Apologia D. Ioannis Stosselii, Opposita Sophisticis et Friuolis
1566 2nd Pamphlet, bound Quarto, 15.4 x 20.5cm Jena, Germany 
Johannes Stssel's Apologia, Jena, 1566, Scarce with only 1 library in the U.S.

Stssel helped introduce the Reformation in Baden-Durlach, "vigourously opposing everything divergent from strict Lutheranism. He later migrated to the position of Crypto-Calvinism.


STOESSEL, JOHANN. Apologia D. Ioannis Stosselii, Opposita Sophisticis et Friuolis cauillationibus quorundam censorum, in Comitatu Mansfeldensi, qui ambitione & odio accensi, potentiam & authoritatem reformandi alienas Ecclesias arroganter sibi sumunt, & prætextu puritatis doctrinæ, & gloriæ Dei, adnouas seditiones, aut distractiones sæuiores in Ecclesia Christi classicum canunt. [small simple woodcut] I. Corinth. 4. Ego verò nihil facio à vobis indicari, vel ab humano die, Dominus est, qui verè & iustè de me sententiam laturus est. Esaiæ 9. Vnusquisq deuorat carnem brachii sui, Manasse Ephrim, & Ephraim Manassen. Galat. 5. Qui conturbat vos, iudicium portabit, quisquis est. Prouerb. 18. Iustus in principio accusator est sui postea inquirit in alios. Ienæ, Ex Officinia Donati Ritzenhaimi, Anno Christi, M.D.LXVI. [1566] Quarto. 15.4 x 20.5cm. $875.00

Johann Stssel (1524-1576) German theologian. "After taking his degree at Wittenberg in 1549, he was called, as an anti-Philippist, to Weimar by Duke Joh. Frederick as Chaplain and in this capacity he took part with Maximilian Mörlin, court chaplain at Coburg, in introducing the Reformation in the margravate of Baden-Durlach in 1556, vigorously opposing everything divergent from strict Lutheranism. In the same spirit he opposed Melanchthon at the colloquy of Worms in the following year... in 1558 [he] took part, with Mrlin and Simon Musaeus, in the preparation of the Weimar "Book of Confutation,' which they defended against Victorinus Strigel and Pastor Hügel in a special Apolgie in 1559. The next year Stssel and Mrlin accompanied John Frederick to Heidelberg, in the hope of keeping the duke's father-in-law, Elector Frederick the Pious, firm in Lutheranism. This proved impossible, however, and shortly after Stssel's return a change became apparent in his own attitude. In ensuing controversies between Lutheran and Calvinistic theologians both he and Mörlin assumed an intermediate position, and in this frame of mind became councilors of John Frederick... But when Stssel was appointed...superintendent in Jena, his mediating position became more pronounced, and with his limitation of the theological controversy of the Jena professors and the elevation of the Weimar consistory, at his instance, to the supreme church authority in Thuringia, with himself as its assessor, the breach between him and the Flacian part became complete, so that when Flacius and Wigand protested in writing against hem, he lodged complaint against them at court. The result of this controversy was the deposition of both opponents and the rout of their whole party, while Stssel was appointed to a theological professorship and undertook the difficult task of mediating between the Flacian clery and the synergistic Strigel... Stssel's revulsion from the Flacians of Jena receives its explanation from their terrorism, but his change to crypto-Calvinism is more difficult to account for. Many of his contemporaries ascribed it to unworthy motives; and it is impossible to tell how far personal ambition was the cause, or how far the reason lies simply in the development of his views of theology and the Church."--G. Kawerau in New Schaff-Herzog Ency. Rel. Knowledge XI:100-101. The Apologia that we offer was directed at the Mansfeld Ministerium. "As the controversy in ducal Saxony continued, the Mansfeld ministerium issued a protest against the activities of the leading reconciler in the Saxon ministerium, Johann Stssel." It was titled: Responsio Ministrorum verbi in Comitatu Mansfeldensi. Ad Apologiam D. Johannis Stsselii. (Eisleben: Urban Gabisch, 1566).--footnote 86 on page 319 of: Bound Choice, Election, and Wittenberg Theological Method, From Martin Luther to the Formula of Concord. Eerdmans, 2005. The Apologia was printed twice, in 1565 and 1566. We offer the 1566 printing.

In the North America, OCLC locates only the Emory U. copy of the 1566 edition and no libraries with the 1565 edition. There are copies scattered in European libraries.

Newly rebound in attractive quarter calf with raised bands and gilt on red morocco title label, nice marbled paper over boards, new endpapers, light foxing, pages tanning some. Inscription at top of title page: "Berlin 12th May, 1851." Collation: A-B4, C3, lacking final blank. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, (20)pp. Colophon reads: "Ienae. Excudebat 'donatus Ritzenhayn. Anno M.D.LXVI. [1566]. 20 extra blank sheets bound in at back for filler.
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