Subject Area: Protestant Studies & Reformation

Abide with Me. Fast Fall the Eventide (1847): A Sung Prayer of the Christian Tradition
2010 0-7734-3875-0
These works are presentations and studies of well-known Protestant hymns.

All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name. Sung Prayer of the Christian Tradition
2010 0-7734-3869-6
These works are presentations and studies of well-known Protestant hymns.

Authority and Dissent in the English Church the Prosecution of Heresy and Religious Non-Conformity in the Diocese of Winchester, 1380-1547
1997 0-7734-8613-5
This work examines the prosecution of religious heterodoxy in England, specifically in the diocese of Winchester, from the beginning of Wycliffe dissent through the end of the Reformation under Henry VIII. A comparison of legal proceedings against religious dissidents during the Lollard period and then during the Henrician Reformation sheds light on the nature of religious deviance, why it was suppressed, and how such suppressive measures may have affected popular faith during the final 15 years of Henry's reign. The book looks first at the period 1380-1532, when Lollards were hunted in the see of Winchester, then studies the years 1532-47, when conservatives and reformers hammered one another as religious and political adversaries. This discord bred such confusion among ordinary English believers that it encouraged outward conformity to doctrinal vagaries of official orthodoxy, while they came to rely on their own private convictions for real spiritual fulfillment. Thus, the Henrician Reformation was the first expression of religious individualism and religious pluralism in the early modern age.

Battle over Hermeneutics in the Stone-Campbell Movement, 1800-1870
1998 0-7734-8314-4
This volume carefully traces the Reformed, Lockean, and Common Sense roots of the use of inference as a principle for interpreting scripture, along with its complex and often inconsistent use in the Stone-Campbell Reformation.

Benjamin Keach and the Development of Baptist Traditions in Seventeenth-Century England
2001 0-7734-7566-4
This study traces one of the major groups of English religious dissenters by studying the life and controversies surrounding one of the group’s principal figures. As the acknowledged leader of Baptists from around 1675 to his death in 1704, Keach helped establish many of the theological positions of Baptists. His greatest accomplishment was the reintroduction of congregational hymn singing among English Protestants. This look at Baptists and dissenters of 17th century England is based in Keach’s thirty-five books and pamphlets as well as the writings of those who opposed him.

Bibliographical Survey of the Published Works of the Eighteenth-Century Wesleys (samuel the Elder, Samuel the Younger, Mehetabel, John, and Charles)
2008 0-7734-5219-2
This bibliographic work provides scholars with the means for surveying the literary productivity of the Wesley family in eighteenth-century England and for gauging the ability of each individual member to influence the moral and social climates of their own time. While examining the works of Charles and John Wesley, the author also draws attention to the lesser known Wesleys.

Biographical Dictionary of 18th Century Methodism Vol. 1: A - D
1997 0-7734-8678-X
This series presents biographical sketches of all persons who were in any way associated with John and Charles Wesley during the more than fifty years that they traveled throughout Great Britain, as well as in the American colonies and on the European continent. Entries are arranged alphabetically, followed by dates of birth and death (if obtainable), and biographical information and quotes. At the end of each entry, the reader is directed to appropriate sources, the complete titles of which are found in the Bibliography.

Biographical Dictionary of 18th Century Methodism Vol. 4: M - O
1998 0-7734-8684-4
This series presents biographical sketches of all persons who were in any way associated with John and Charles Wesley during the more than fifty years that they traveled throughout Great Britain, as well as in the American colonies and on the European continent. Entries are arranged alphabetically, followed by dates of birth and death (if obtainable), and biographical information and quotes. At the end of each entry, the reader is directed to appropriate sources, the complete titles of which are found in the Bibliography.

Bolsec Controversy on Predestination From 1551 to 1555 the Statements of Jerome Bolsec, and the Responses of John Calvin, Theodore Beza, and Other Reformed Theologians Book One
1993 0-7734-9248-8
This study examines the tensions in Reformed communities in the most crucial years in the development of the Reformed doctrine of predestination. Book 1: Introduction and Parts One and Two: Theological Currents, the Setting and Mood, and the Trial Itself Book 2: Parts Three through Six; Bibliography and Indexes

Bolsec Controversy on Predestination From 1551 to 1555 the Statements of Jerome Bolsec, and the Responses of John Calvin, Theodore Beza, and Other Reformed Theologians Book Two
1993 0-7734-9250-X
This study examines the tensions in Reformed communities in the most crucial years in the development of the Reformed doctrine of predestination. Book 1: Introduction and Parts One and Two: Theological Currents, the Setting and Mood, and the Trial Itself Book 2: Parts Three through Six; Bibliography and Indexes

Calvin's Preaching on the Prophet Micah
2006 0-7734-5804-2
It is difficult to exaggerate the importance of preaching during the period of European reformation. This book recognizes the centrality of John Calvin’s preaching to his reforming program. This study elucidates the reformer’s teaching within the very concrete historical situation in Geneva in 1550-1551. What emerges is a clearer picture of Calvin the preacher, Calvin the pastor as he struggles to commend the love of God to a difficult generation.

Canadian Anglicanism at the Dawn of a New Century
2001 0-7734-7571-0
This volume is composed of articles by Anglican scholars across Canada, and includes an essay by the Primate of Canada. It examines the current state of the Anglican church, and the challenges it faces, from culture wars to medical ethics and environmentalism.

Churches of the Restoration. A Study in Origins
1994 0-7734-9843-5
In western church history, the movement which sought to go further than the Protestant Reformation has been called both the "Radical Reformation" and the "Free Church", as distinct from the national churches, such as the Church of England. They demanded a restoration of the "primitive church" reflected in the New Testament. This movement emerged in seven major branches: Pietists, Anabaptists, Brethren, Puritans, Methodists, Christians (Disciples), and Pentecostals. Each of these claimed to be nearer the primitive church than the others. In this research, the claim of each is compared with the New Testament for appraisal and evaluation. The eighth chapter concentrates on the churches reflected in the New Testament (cf. Minear, Aune).

Comparison of John Calvin and Alvin Plantinga’s Concept of Sensus Divinitatis
2011 0-7734-3926-9
A comparison study which considers the different ways John Calvin and Alvin Plantinga viewed the concept of Sensus Divinitatis.

Comparison of the Social, Religious, and Gender Role Attitudes of Catholic and Protestant Women in the Republic of Ireland: Twenty-First Century Ireland From a Woman’s Perspective
2010 0-7734-3787-8
This study is unique in that it analyzes the attitudes of a female sample stratified according to religious tradition (Catholic/Protestant). The sample was also stratified by age (21-45/46-70 years) and location (rural/urban). Irish sociological, social psychological and feminist scholarship has produced diverse work concerning many facets of Irish women’s lives, but little research has specifically focused on the attitudes of Irish Protestant and Catholic women as distinct groups.

Daily Calendar of John Wesley’s Evangelical Travels in Georgia, the British Isles, Holland and Germany
2003 0-7734-6801-3
This three-volume reference work will interest scholars in the disciplines of 18th- century church history, geography, and travel. The complier has gathered the specific details from Wesley’s correspondence, diaries, journals, and prose works, and complied a calendar (organized by month, day, year) covering the period from 3 November 1721 to 2 March 1791.

Daily Calendar of John Wesley’s Evangelical Travels in Georgia, the British Isles, Holland and Germany
2003 0-7734-6805-6
This three-volume reference work will interest scholars in the disciplines of 18th- century church history, geography, and travel. The complier has gathered the specific details from Wesley’s correspondence, diaries, journals, and prose works, and complied a calendar (organized by month, day, year) covering the period from 3 November 1721 to 2 March 1791.

Developing Schism Within the Episcopal Church, 1960-2010: Social Justice, Ordination of Women, Charismatics, Homosexuality, Extra-Territorial Bishops, Etc
2010 0-7734-1397-9
This work is an examination of the historical, cultural and theological factors that have shaped this debate within the Episcopal Church. This book includes several personal interviews, showcasing the diversity of views held on these issues. This book contains four color photographs and two black and white photographs.

Dissenting Thought and the Life of the Churches Studies in an English Tradition
1989 0-7734-9931-8
Reveals the diversity of English Dissenting thought. Some essays treat such themes of perennial importance to Dissenters as the nature of the Church and the relations between Church and state. Others show how, in the eighteenth century, doctrinal changes prompted by the Enlightenment influenced church life on the ground. The essays concerning the nineteenth century reveal the varied responses of prominent Dissenters to the shift of theological landmarks associated with the rise of modern biblical criticism and evolutionary thought. Finally, there are essays which demonstrate the continuing relevance of Dissenting thought to current ecumenical debate. Will be of interest to Dissenters, students of Christian thought, and ecumenists.

Early Reformation English Polemics
1981 0-7734-0475-9


Echos De La Reforme dans la Litterature de Langue Francaise de 1520 a 1620
2001 0-7734-7503-6
In French.

Ethnography of a Dutch Pentecostal Church: Vineyard Utrecht and the International Charismatic Movement
2011 0-7734-3720-7
This anthropological study investigates the role of religious experiences in the growth of Pentecostal churches through a case study of a Dutch charismatic church. Included is an ethnographic analysis of the congregation, as well as a detailed description of the history, and development of the Vineyard community.

Ethnography of Social Mobility: Immigrant Membership in the Seventh-Day Adventist Puerto Rican Ethnic Church
2008 0-7734-5252-4
This ethnographic work, presented in a post-modern style, reports on the crucial role played by Evangelical and Apocalyptic ideology in psychologically transforming the socio-economic well-being of members of a Puerto Rican Church community in Massachusetts. The study also examines the unique challenges faced by Puerto Ricans in comparison to other Latino groups.

Faithful Ethics According to John Calvin. The Teachability of the Heart
1997 0-7734-8521-X
This volume argues that neither theoretical nor confessional approaches to the relationship of faith and ethics can adequately address the issues involved. It draws on conceptual tools from the work of Bernard Lonergan to show that attention needs to shift from content to method. Using the work of John Calvin, it shows that faith shaped ethics. The volume contains an annotated translation and extended commentary of Calvin's Letter to Sachinus on Lending at Interest. This text is generally recognized by economic historians as an important one for understanding the development of early modern capitalism.

Fast Day Sermons Before the Long Parliament (1640-1660): Their Role in Shaping Intellectual and Political Life in 17th-Century England
2015 0-7734-4249-9
This is a remarkable study of rather ordinary people whose religious convictions led them to preach and to do extraordinary things. This work examines the relationships between religion, particularly constructed as the function of leadership framed by religious identities or motivations, and transformations, attempted or effected, of the political order.

Fifteen Sermons of Friendrich Schleiermacher Delivered to Celebrate the Beginning of a New Year
2003 0-7734-6628-2
This volume contains fifteen extant sermons and four extant sermon outlines that span a period of 43 years, from 1791 to 1834. What marks these sermons as special is not only their timing and context but also their finding ways to anticipate a conjoining of more general (secular) and religious Christian actions and their corresponding points of view. The study also contains a brief review of To Cecilie, On What Gives Value to Life, the Soliloquies, and Christmas Eve: A Dialogue, works written within the time frame of the first five New Year Sermons. These works offer insight into Schleiermacher’s appreciation of human frailty, of moral development, and enhance the readings of the New Year sermons

First Generation Anabaptist Ecclesiology, 1525-1561: A Study of Swiss, German, and Dutch Sources
2009 0-7734-4748-2
Previous works on the Anabaptist have often been told from the viewpoint of their persecutors. This book examines and frequently quotes the sixteenth century Anabaptists (from available English translations) and seeks to present their doctrine of the church in context, providing a critical assessment of their writings.

Francis Atterbury, Bishop of Rochester, and His French Correspondents
1990 0-88946-451-0
Francis Atterbury (1662-1732), Bishop of Rochester and Dean of Westminster, was one of the greatest Churchmen of the latter part of the seventeenth century and the first two decades of the eighteenth. Exiled as a traitor to Europe in 1724, he spent the rest of his life in France and died in Paris. While Atterbury's political correspondence has been edited and published, his literary correspondence has been practically ignored. Much of the latter disappeared during the revolutionary upheavals, but enough remains to form some idea of his literary tastes and critical faculties. This work is an edition of his correspondence with Thieriot (a friend of Voltaire), the Marquis de Caumont, and Charles Rollin. Includes a preface outlining the textual apparatus, an introduction, a biographical sketch, prefaces for Atterbury's correspondents, a bibliography, and an index.

Friedrich Schleiermacher on Creeds, Confessions and Church Union “ That They May Be One”
2004 0-7734-6464-6
This extraordinarily well-integrated work, organized by University of Toronto professor Iain Nicol, is a concise collection, from 1817 to 1822, of six essays, two sermons and one celebratory address. They offer, better than any other set of writings by his hand, Schleiermacher's faithful yet critical and innovative understanding of themes indicated in the title.

These items are translated here for the first time, eight from German (by Nicol) and one from Latin (the 1817 "Oratio" by Terrence Tice). Together they represent Schleiermacher at his ecclesial best: as epoch-making interpreter of creeds and confessions, as engaging preacher to a worshipping community, as university scholar in service of the church (as he emphasizes the 16th century Reformers were), as official leader, as critically minded student of tradition, as sharp but loving debater on crucial issues, and as advocate of Christian community and church union.

Holy Spirit in American Protestant Thought, 1750-1850
1993 0-7734-9193-7
The unique emphasis upon the Spirit in American Protestant theology in the century of theological debate following Jonathan Edwards is the focus of this study. It traces the contours of one of the dominant ideas in American Protestant preaching from Jonathan Edwards to Horace Bushnell. The experience of the work of the Spirit in the regeneration of both the self and society, and the corresponding prominence of the Spirit as the agent of change in American religious life and thought receives detailed attention, with the conviction that such a study will contribute to a richer understanding of American religion and culture.

Humor of Huldrych Zwingli
2007 0-7734-5482-9
Huldrych Zwingli, the “third man of the Reformation,” is generally remembered as a stern, abrupt and solemn individual. This characterization was proven wrong with the publication of Fritz Schmidt-Clausing’s volume on the humor of Zwingli (Otto Lembeck Verlag, 1968). This volume, long out of print, is now offered again in a bilingual German/English edition, making Zwingli’s humorous remarks, anecdotes, and stories accessible to students, scholars and interested laypersons once again.

Hungarian Protestant Reformation in the Sixteenth Century Under the Ottoman Impact Essays and Profiles
1990 0-88946-837-0
This is a first source book in English on aspects of the Hungarian Reformation. A selection of essays and profiles of dominant Reformers in the sixteenth century, it is more than a history of dogmatic controversies. The Hungarian Reformation was influenced and complicated by the impact of Eastern Orthodoxy and the threat of Islam.

Interpretation and Preaching as Communal and Dialogical Practices
2006 0-7734-5755-0
This book is a contribution to the field of homiletics, making the argument that sixteenth-century Anabaptism showed evidence of a communal and dialogical modality of biblical interpretation and preaching in its beliefs and practices. These practices included openness to affirmation and correction, a dialogical process of communal discipline, communal consensus, collaborative biblical interpretation, informal, charismatic worship, and interaction in worship and preaching. From some common themes found in early Anabaptism, a critical discrimen is created as an analytic device to examine contemporary hermeneutical and homiletical traditions with the intent of discerning which concepts might be appropriated and the limitations of such in constructing an inclusive, emancipatory (Ana)baptist homiletic of community. Suggestions are made, in a concluding appendix, for the construction of a pedagogy and guidelines for practicing such a preaching model.

John Calvin’s Rhetorical Doctrine of Sin
2001 0-7734-7618-0
This is the first book in more than sixty years to offer a scholarly account of Calvin’s perspectives on human fault. Through a careful reading of the Institutes of the Christian Religion, the author argues that Calvin writes with the specific political purpose of defending persecuted Protestants in France. The study demonstrates that his humanist education prepared Calvin for practical argumentation on behalf of social change. Calvin is depicted as an engaged political actor, thoroughly attuned to the practical requirements of his age. His theology then becomes an important precedent for a thoroughly contextual understanding of Christian doctrinal reflection.

John Foxe, Evangelicalism, and the Oxford Movement Dialogue Across the Centuries
2002 0-7734-7289-4
Samuel Roffey Maitland waged a vituperative crusade in the 19th century against John Foxe, the editors of the Acts and Monuments, and the work itself. Through a careful examination of Maitland’s extensive writings, this book attempts to show whether Maitland was justified in his assessment of Foxe’s place in the English Reformation, Foxe’s role in determining the eventual nature of the Church of England, and whether Maitland was indispensable to the undermining of Foxe, his circle, and his works. It also provides a detailed study of George Townsend, who wrote a biographical study of John Foxe for the first edition; and also studies of Stephen Reed Cattley, the editor of the first edition, and of John Stoughton, who wrote a new biographical introduction for the fourth Victorian edition. “. . . a well-researched and convincingly argued study. It makes a very significant contribution to the historical understanding of the early Victorian church and its controversies. . . . provides a detailed history of the publication of the four Victorian editions of Acts and Monuments, as least as far as the surviving sources allow. It also places the project within the context of the growing controversies over Tractarianism and the Oxford Movement in the 1830s and 1840s. . . . It is a significant contribution to knowledge and a highly interesting story, all in one.” – Ronald Fritze

John Tyndall's Transcendental Materialism and the Conflict Between Religion and Science in Victorian England
1996 0-7734-2278-1
This is a study of the contribution to the secularization of Victorian culture made by John Tyndall, who, as a natural philosopher and colleague of Charles Darwin, Thomas Huxley, and Louis Pasteur, succeeded Michael Farady as the Superintendent of the Royal Institution of Great Britain in 1870. He occupies a central place in the history of the establishment of scientific naturalism, contributing to the intellectual and cultural transformation of Victorian England. This study examines the relation between theology and science, which occasioned a major shift in the way the self, nature, and the cosmos were understood.

Jonathan Edwards to Aaron Burr, Jr. From the Great Awakening to Democratic Politics
1981 0-88946-906-7
Defends Heimert's 1966 thesis by viewing Burr as a religious descendant of his Calvinist-New Light grandfather, Jonathan Edwards, and his father, Aaron Burr, Sr.

Jonathan Edwards, Religious Affections and the Puritan Analysis of True Piety, Spiritual Sensation and Heart Religion
2002 0-7734-7236-3
This study focuses on Jonathan Edwards’s Treatise Concerning Religious Affections and shows that rather than discontinuity, Edwards’s religion of the heart reflects a conservative extension of traditional Puritan thought into the time of the Great Awakening. It opposes the main-stream scholarly views of Edwards, argue that, however unique as a fully synthesized and exhaustive work, the Religious Affections is constructed almost entirely from elements deriving from 16th and 17th century Puritanism.

Life and Times of John Hooper (c. 1500-1555) Bishop of Gloucester
1992 0-7734-9156-2
This is the first full-scale examination of the words and works of the sixteenth-century bishop and martyr known as `the father of Puritanism'. After a comparatively detailed account of Hooper's life, the study examines his theology at length and concludes with a chapter on his legacy, emphasizing at the end the relevance of his beliefs to the problems facing the Church in our own day and age.

Life and Writings of John Frith (1503-1533): The Development of His Concept of Religious Toleration in the Early English Reformation
2008 0-7734-4752-0
John Frith, one of the first generation of English reformers, was burned as a heretic during the reign of Henry VIII because he denied the Roman dogmas of purgatory and transubstantiation. Frith was unusual for his day because he argued that these two dogmas should not be considered articles of the faith. In so doing, Frith developed a theology of Toleration and essential beliefs (doctrinal adiaphora). This study seeks to trace the origin of Frith’s adiaphorism and to understand it as developed in his works against purgatory and transubstantiation.

Luther and Calvin on Grief and Lament. Life-Experience and Biblical Text
2013 0-7734-4539-0
This book examines Luther and Calvin on grief and lament and discovers through a close reading of letters, commentaries, and sermons that the reformers actually encourage righteous lament in times of pain and desolation. This means that the feeling of lament stems from a pure heart and is disposed to rest in God’s unfailing love, even at such times. It concludes with some pastoral insights gleaned from the reformers’ writing. Overturns the belief that Calvin’s rigorous arguments for providence and life after death essentially prevent any further consideration of lament in theology.

Methodism Through Victorian Eyes Volume 2
2006 0-7734-5959-6
May be purchased as a set with Volume 1 for $169.95

Between 1876 and 1903, the English intellectual historian Leslie Stephen, the Irish historian William Edward Hartpole Lecky, and the American historian and educator (not yet turned politician) Thomas Woodrow Wilson, fixed their separate attentions upon John Wesley and eighteenth-century Methodism, each for a different purpose and each achieving a different conclusion. However, a number of common threads wove themselves among each writer. None embraced Methodism: Stephen confessed to no denomination; Lecky paid proper but minimal service to the established Churches of England and Ireland; Wilson wrapped himself firmly within the mantle of nineteenth-century American Calvinist Presbyterianism. Each recognized Wesley as a significant contributor to the history of his times; each viewed Wesley’s evangelical organization as one means of raising the spiritual and moral values of the British nation; each identified significant weaknesses in the man, in his organization, in his overall accomplishments.

Stephen and Lecky devoted ample space to John Wesley, his principal followers, his evangelically-minded colleagues, and his religious organization within the context and personal agenda of each historian’s larger work. In contrast, Wilson composed a relatively short essay on Wesley to be delivered as an address to mark the bicentennial of the Methodist founder’s birth. Stephen dwelled upon Wesley’s intellectual shortcomings and errors, Lecky viewed the Methodist leader and Methodism as one of the principal preventatives to keeping England from following in the steps of contemporary French revolutionaries, and Wilson imagined his subject as the ideal model for an evangelical version of an American presidency.

Essentially, although the commentaries upon Wesley’s personal and theological characteristics by Stephen, Lecky, and Wilson belong, in substance and methodology, to a past generation of historians and historical scholarship, and although the three of them labored under distinct disadvantages (e.g., religious, political, and historical biases; the unavailability of post nineteenth-century letters, tracts, diaries, and the like), the pertinent sections from each of the three scholars’ works continue to strike cords of validity for those who study the role and effect of Methodism in and upon eighteenth-century life and culture. For the sheer sake of historiographic comparison and contrast, each piece remains worthy of continued discussion. The editorial notes supply necessary expansion upon the writers’ generalizations and thus strive to sharpen, clarify, and correct the focal points of each argument.

Minister's Task and Calling in the Sermons of Jonathan Edwards
1986 0-88946-661-0
Makes extensive use of unpublished manuscripts in the Jonathan Edwards Manuscript Collection at Yale University. Treats five main themes: the scope of gospel ministry, the word of God, the word heard and kept, ordination and installation sermons, and "Christ the Perfect Ministerial Exemplar."

Music and Power in Eighteenth - Century Court Society. Handel’s messiah and Protestant Ascendancy
2016 1-4955-0449-2
This book examines music and power in eighteenth-century court society. It focuses on Händel’s Messiah and the Protestant Ascendancy society. Its aims are to find out if music reflects cultural changes and whether music is an indicator of power positions within court society utilizing the theoretical framework of Norbert Elias' social theory.

New and Critical Edition of George Osborn’s the Poetical Works of John and Charles Wesley (1868-1872), with the Addition of Notes, Annotations, Biographical and Background Information
2010 0-7734-3732-0
This third volume of the “New Edition” of George Osborn’s nineteenth-century collection of The Poetry of John and Charles Wesley continues to widen the access of the original poems of the eighteenth-century Wesleys, as well as their translations and altered versions of others’ poetical works. Although the total of thirteen volumes of Osborn’s edition might justifiably be considered by the scholarly world as “outdated,” it cannot be termed “obsolete,” since, nonetheless, it remains as the largest collection of the Wesleys’ poetic productions yet published.

New and Critical Edition of George Osborn’s the Poetical Works of John and Charles Wesley (1868-1872), with the Addition of Notes, Annotations, Biographical and Background Information
2010 0-7734-3721-5
This fourth volume of the “New Edition” of George Osborn’s nineteenth-century collection of The Poetry of John and Charles Wesley continues to widen the access of the original poems of the eighteenth-century Wesleys, as well as their translations and altered versions of others’ poetical works. Although the total of thirteen volumes of Osborn’s edition might justifiably be considered by the scholarly world as “outdated,” it cannot be termed “obsolete,” since, nonetheless, it remains as the largest collection of the Wesleys’ poetic productions yet published.

New and Critical Edition of George Osborn’s the Poetical Works of John and Charles Wesley (1868-1872), with the Addition of Notes, Annotations, Biographical and Background Information
2010 0-7734-1310-3
This fifth volume of the “New Edition” of George Osborn’s nineteenth-century collection of The Poetry of John and Charles Wesley continues to widen the access of the original poems of the eighteenth-century Wesleys, as well as their translations and altered versions of others’ poetical works. Although the total of thirteen volumes of Osborn’s edition might justifiably be considered by the scholarly world as “outdated,” it cannot be termed “obsolete,” since, nonetheless, it remains as the largest collection of the Wesleys’ poetic productions yet published.

New and Critical Edition of George Osborn’s the Poetical Works of John and Charles Wesley (1868-1872), with the Addition of Notes, Annotations, Biographical and Background Information
2011 07734-2564-4
This ninth volume of the “New Edition” of George Osborn’s nineteenth-century collection of The Poetry of John and Charles Wesley widens considerably the entrance into access of the original poems of the eighteenth-century Wesleys, as well as their translations and altered versions of others’ poetical works. This “New Edition” provides general readers and researchers alike with necessary background information relative to those poems–details historical, bibliographical, and biographical that Osborn omitted or of which he had no knowledge. This “New Edition” becomes an important research tool, rather than simply a polished reissue of a literary antique under new bindings.

New and Critical Edition of George Osborn’s the Poetical Works of John and Charles Wesley (1868-1872), with the Addition of Notes, Annotations, Biographical and Background Information
2011 0-7734-1569-0
This eighth volume of the “New Edition” of George Osborn’s nineteenth-century collection of The Poetry of John and Charles Wesley widens considerably the entrance into access of the original poems of the eighteenth-century Wesleys, as well as their translations and altered versions of others’ poetical works. This “New Edition” provides general readers and researchers alike with necessary background information relative to those poems–details historical, bibliographical, and biographical that Osborn omitted or of which he had no knowledge. This “New Edition” becomes an important research tool, rather than simply a polished reissue of a literary antique under new bindings.

Office of Christ and its expression in the Church as Prophet Priest King
1997 0-7734-2425-3
The Reformers saw the three occupations of prophet, priest, king in the Old Testament as completely fulfilled in Christ and expressed in his work of salvation. This is now becoming the case in other traditions. The office thus leads to a fuller understanding of the work of Christ. Even problems such as the old chestnut of predestination and free will yield to this approach. This book investigates the paradigm of prophet, priest and king in the belief that a fuller understanding of what God provided for Israel, fulfilled in Christ and extended to the Church, will provide the groundwork for a more Biblical approach to many of the problems that the modern Church is facing. It examines this not only in the experience of Western churches, but also specifically in the changing expression of Christianity in the African churches.

Patriarchal Politics and Christoph Kress (1484-1535) of Nuremberg
1992 0-7734-9605-X
This book examines the impact of the patriarchy and the early Reformation upon the life, family, and career of the warrior-statesman Christoph Kress. Involved in over sixty-five diplomatic missions, he was the only Nuremberg political figure to participate in every Imperial Diet between 1518 and 1532. This first full-length study of Kress takes us inside the politics of Nuremberg and the Holy Roman Empire in the turbulent period of the German Peasants' Revolt and religious fissures of the 1520s and early 1530s. It also provides an intriguing case study of the effects of the Lutheran movement upon one of Germany's greatest cities and one of that community's most prominent merchant families, whose dynamics will be of great interest to scholars of religion, politics, psychology, and history.

Philip Melanchthon's Rhetorical Construal of Biblical Authority Oratio Sacra
1990 0-88946-794-3
Gives a precise account of the semantic structure of Melanchthon's pre-Lutheran view of the world, articulated mostly on his rhetorical theory that emerged in the years 1509-1518. Shows how this semantic structure shaped his Lutheran theological language. Offers a hermeneutical procedure that must lead inevitably to historiographical revisions on the subject of faith and reason. Provides theologians with one example of a historically influential theologian in whose theology social setting, truth-theory, linguistics, theological method, and Christian doctrine are intertwined so as to fuel contemporary discussion of how to assess Christian traditions and their authoritative claims.

Philosophical and Theological Treatises of William Ames
2013 0-7734-4324-X
This volume is a translation from Latin into English of some of the most important shorter philosophical and theological treatises of the English Puritan, William Ames (1575-1633), better known in Europe by his Latin name, Guilielmus Amesius and justifiably called “the spiritual father of the New England churches.”

Poet John Hewitt, 1907-1987 and Criticism of Northern Irish Protestant Writing
2002 0-7734-7274-6
This study questions the validity of John Hewitt’s prominence in Northern Irish Protestant writing and asserts the need for a more accurate history of this genre. Confronting the received wisdoms of a highly politicized discourse, it undermines Hewitt’s status within it as a matchless, acceptable Protestant for a critically re-visioned Ireland. Challenging the substance of Hewitt’s self-representations as icon of cultural liberalism, radical secular dissenter, and verse-apologist for the ‘Planter condition’, this book shows that his elevation over the majority of northern Protestants is tenable only within an incomprehensive history of Northern Irish Protestant writing that diminishes other important figures. The study provides a framework for a more equitable study of Protestant voices.

Pope versus the Professor
2005 0-7734-6060-8
This is a fascinating account of the dismissal of a Protestant professor from a prestigious Catholic university through the instigation of the present Pope Benedict XVI. This is a special trade edition of The Envy of Excellence, identical in content except for deletion of the appendix of ten critical commentaries, and addition of an introduction, "Formulating the Question," by Herbert Richardson.

Propaganda in the English Reformation Heroic and Villainous Images of King John
1988 0-88946-463-4
A study of the changing image of King John and of related propaganda concerning King John, the effect of religion on historical interpretation, and the manipulation of history for political advantage.

Prophetic Protestant Sermons on America’s War in Iraq: Marsh Chapel, Boston University
2010 0-7734-3751-7
These sermons address specific questions pertaining to early twenty-first century American life, from the Great Recession to the war in Iraq. Each sermon demonstrates how the gospel contests uncritical faith in political and military power.

Rectification (‘Justification’) in Paul, in Historical Perspective and in the English Bible God’s Gift of Right Relationship. Paul’s Doctrine of Rectification in Its Historical Perspective. Vol. 1
2002 0-7734-7219-3


Rectification (‘Justification’) in Paul, in Historical Perspective and in the English Bible God’s Gift of Right Relationship. Paul’s Doctrine of Rectification in Its Historical Perspective. Vol. 2
2003 0-7734-7070-0


Rectification (‘Justification’) in Paul, in Historical Perspective and in the English Bible. God’s Gift of Right Relationship. Paul’s Doctrine of Rectification in English Versions of the New Testament. Vol. 3
2002 0-7734-7072-7


Relations Between the Netherlands Reformed Church and the Church of England Since 1945
1992 0-7734-9639-4
The conversations between the Netherlands Reformed Church and the Church of England in the post-War period are examined for the first time. There is a critical analysis of the sources (most of which are either translated into English or summarized) not previously published; an assessment of current progress; and suggestions for the future. This book will interest specialists in the field of Contemporary Church History, Theology, Ecumenics.

Relationship of Calvin to Process Theology as Seen Through His Sermons
1993 0-7734-9355-7
This book is intended to be a treat for those familiar only with the very formal Calvin of puritanical dogma. Exploring his sermons on Jeremiah, Isaiah, and Micah, the book rediscovers the humanity of Calvin. Key parallels are then drawn between Calvin and process theology. These sermons introduce us to Calvin's neglected aesthetic orientation, where the focus is upon a God and cosmos mutually intertwined and ever evolving into higher forms of beauty.

Restoration of Christianity
2007 0-7734-5520-5
Michael Servetus (1511-1553) was a unique and central figure in European history who originated or anticipated many later new developments and trends produced by the Enlightenment and modern times. When he was burned alive in Geneva on October 27, 1553, all unbound copies of his major work, Christianismi restitutio, went up in smoke with him. Today, only three surviving copies of the original publication are known. Except for a fragment of a few pages concerning the famous discovery of pulmonary circulation, the book was never translated into English. This edition is the first translation into English, and this book contains the first part of the original text, namely, the treatise concerning the divine Trinity corresponding to the treatise On the Errors of the Trinity (published in 1531) and Two Dialogues on the Trinity (published in 1532).

Rev. David Jones Llan-Gan, 1736-1810, and His Contribution to Welsh Calvinistic Methodism
2009 0-7734-4716-4
This work evaluates the contribution made by the Rev. David Jones of Llangan in the development of Welsh Calvinistic Methodism towards the end of the eighteenth century. This book contains nine color photographs and six black and white photographs.

Ritual Legislation in the Victorian Church of England Antecedents and Passages of the Public Worship Regulation Act, 1874
1993 0-7734-2216-1
This book traces the history of anti-ritualist legislation that led to the Public Worship Regulation Act and its results. Its goal is not only the better understanding of this particular Act, but appreciation for the problems encountered during the ritualistic controversy as well. It examines events and issues in Parliament, the church, the ecclesiastical court system, and the country at large. Specific bills, judgments, and reports are categorized and placed in historical context, and the story of the Public Worship Regulation Act is followed from initial draft to Royal Assent. Finally, the events that followed passage are considered to round out the work.

Salvation and Discipleship Continuum in Johannine Literature. Toward an Evaluation of the Faith Alone Doctrine
2014 0-7734-3507-7
An honest and significant response to the Faith Alone or Free Grace Movement. In this work Dr. Sujaya James tackles the inherent link between salvation/assurance and discipleship in the writings of the Apostle John to demonstrate that Faith Alone teaching is inconsistent with John’s presentation of salvation and discipleship continuum.


Scholarship, Sacraments, and Service Historical Studies in Protestant Tradition
1990 0-88946-838-9
Essays in Honor of Bard Thompson.

Scripture and Royal Supremacy in Tudor England. The Use of Old Testament Historical Narrative
2012 0-7734-3074-1
This detailed treatise comprehensively examines a topic much debated by scholars: the supporting hermeneutic for the biblical doctrine of Royal Supremacy. This hermeneutic is fundamental for the establishment of national churches, specifically the Church of England. in this instance, deriving from it a biblical doctrine of Kingship. The author examines the development of the doctrine of Royal Supremacy, beginning with Henry VIII and continuing up to Elizabeth I and the passage of the Act of Supremacy in 1559. He contrasts scriptural discussions connected with Royal Supremacy found in polemical works, beginning with those of John Jewel and proceeding to those written by Richard Hooker, with the writings of opposing Catholic and Presbyterian theologians. At the same time, Professor Gazal demonstrates that the understanding of the underlying scriptural hermeneutic was subject to change with the passage of time. It was nonetheless sufficiently persuasive to postpone open conflict in England until the middle of the seventeenth century.

Selected Writings of Hans Denck, 1500-1527
1989 0-88946-833-8
Provides in modern English the bulk of the literary output of Hans Denck (ca. 1500-1527), one of the "lesser reformers" and a pathbreaker of "undogmatic Christianity" whose Christian humanist notions attracted many of his contemporaries. Denck's eirenical spirit and his profound spirituality are fully reflected in these translations, which are provided with scripture and general indexes.

Shakespeare’s Romances and the Politics of Counter-Reformation
1999 0-7734-8033-1
This is an historical study of the four Shakespearean ‘late plays' : Pericles, Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale and The Tempest. The Introduction argues for a correct application of historicism in the fields of literary criticism. As a preliminary to discussion of the romances, it then considers the state of religion in England in the wake of the so-called ‘Elizabethan Settlement' ; the possibilities for religious expression in the Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre, and – still with particular regard to religious topics – the relationship of the romances to their sources. The major chapters illustrate the plays' relationships to, and discourses on Passion literature, Jesuit meditation, philosophical skepticism and magic. In each case the romances are seen to present a Roman Catholic, and thus Counter-Reformationary position. The study concludes by comparing Shakespeare's presentation of the four principal topics in the romances with the less consistent treatment they receive in his earlier works. An Appendix considers the relationship of Henry VIII to the romances.

Struggle to Reclaim the Liturgy in the Lutheran Church
2005 0-7734-5922-7
This study addresses the problem of polarization over defining theologies of worship in the Lutheran Church. Part One explores sixteenth-century sources that define the church and the church’s use of liturgy. Part Two defines a hermeneutic of liturgy and addresses the issue of liturgical inculturation from a Lutheran point of view.

Study of Scottish Hermeneutical Method From John Knox to the Early Twentieth Century: From Christian to Secular
2004 0-7734-6416-6
This work examines the evolution of Scottish hermeneutical method from John Knox to the early 20th century, showing how the method was transformed from a Primitivism (a term borrowed from the history of ideas) to “historical consciousness” as represented by the higher critical method. This work examines the whole “big picture” of transformation based on the “paradigm shift” or presuppositions from the primitivism of John Knox and others to the Enlightenment-based historical-critical method.

Systematic Theology a Modern Protestant Approach
1986 0-88946-769-2
Originated as a textbook to introduce students to the whole range of Christian thought, written from the viewpoint of the non-conservative academic tradition in modern American Protestantism.

Theories of Rhetoric in the 18th-Century Scottish Sermon
1995 0-7734-9413-8
This study pays particular attention to trends in the light of the contemporary interest in the study of rhetoric and belles lettres in Scotland during the period of the Enlightenment. Topics covered include contemporary attitudes to the 18th-century Scottish sermon; training in rhetoric in Scotland; printed theories of pulpit rhetoric; the reflection of current literary trends; and links to contemporary developments in the fields of elocution, drama and literature.

Thirty Letters to Calvin, Preacher to the Genevans & Sixty Signs of the Kingdom of the Antichrist and His Revelation Which is Now at Hand. From the Restoration of Christianity, 1553 by Michael Servetus
2010 0-7734-1316-2
This work provides not only a translation of the Latin writings of Michael Servetus but also an excellent introduction and penetrating notes that contextualize the original writings. This volume also offers a detailed account of the two trials to which Michael Servetus was submitted, first in Vienne by the French Inquisition and then fatally in Geneva by Calvin's instigation. * First English Translation

Three Reformation Catechisms: Catholic, Anabaptist, Lutheran
1982 0-88946-800-1
Provides, along with Luther's previously translated "Small Catechism" (1529; trans. Theodore Tappert), first-time translations of the Catholic Dietrich Kolde's "Fruitful Mirror of a Christian Man" (1470; trans. Robert Dewell) and the Anabaptist Balthasar Hubmaier's "Christian Catechism" (1527; trans. Denis Janz). These catechisms were meant for children and adult laypersons in late-medieval and early-Reformation Germany.

Timothy Dwight (1752-1817). The Beginning of the American Evangelical Tradition the Sacralization of the New England Town
1989 0-88946-681-5
Presents the theology of Timothy Dwight and shows how it constituted a religious legitimization of a social order that has had a great impact on the shape of American life.

Transitional Role of the Reverend Solomon Stoddard in 17th - Century New England Religion: From National Covenant Through Halfway Covenant to Evangelical Revivalh
2016 1-4955-0521-9
This is an historical explanation of the development of the Puritan idea of a "national covenant and church" into the evangelical idea of an individual conversion and a "believers church". The author focuses on the crucial role played by Solomon Stoddard, the grandfather of Jonathan Edwards.


Varieties of Protestantism in Nazi Germany. Five Theopolitical Positions
1990 0-88946-790-0
Examines the history of Christianity in the area of the relationship between theology and politics, particularly as applied to the encounter of German Protestantism and National Socialism, a topic usually treated as the German church struggle. Goes beyond the narrow and limited concerns of the church struggle by both historically deepening and methodologically broadening the perspective through a combined historical and systematic approach. Feige's five-pronged typology of Protestant responses to National Socialism opens up a comparative vantage point from which to address the strengths and weaknesses of the individual responses more fully. The five types are represented by the confessional position of Karl Barth, the neo-conservative Paul Althaus, the National Socialist Emanuel Hirsch, the liberal Martin Rade, and the religious socialist Paul Tillich. The typology is a heuristic device in the sense that equal attention is given to all five types.

What Do Religion, Politics and Science Contribute to the Good Society? Essays in Calvinist Social Theory
1991 0-7734-9218-6
Essays include: The Sociotechnic Age; What Makes a Society Political?; Civil Religion in a Theological Perspective; Martin Luther King: Unsung Theologian; What is the Value of Life?; God is the Creator of Human Life: A Calvinist Defense of Surrogate Motherhood; Freedom and the Will; A Philosophy of Unity; and Three Myths of Transcendence. Includes an introduction which sets out, in concentrated form, some key theological issues in a Calvinist social theory and establishes the overall perspective within which the following essays are to be interpreted.

Writings of the Radical Welsh Baptist Minister William Richards (1749-1818)
2008 0-7734-5037-8
The editor of this volume has collected and organized the vast literary corpus of the Radical Baptist William Richards (1749-1818). The work is introduced with the editor’s own essay recounting Richards’ life and reputation.