Martin Bucer: Briefwechsel/Correspondance, Volume 56 Martin Bucer Briefwechsel/Correspondance: Band III (1527-1529)

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Gütersloher Verlagshaus, 1995 - Architecture - 444 pages
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The third volume of Bucer's "Correspondance" covers the years from 1527 to 1529. In this period the reformer played an increasing part in Strasbourg, while his renown started growing abroad. In Strasbourg he was put in charge of the St. Thomas parish, located closer to the city center. Along with his colleagues he appealed relentlessly to the City Council for a stricter moral discipline, for struggle against anabaptism and celebration of the mass, which was suspended on February 20, 1529. Moreover he engaged in great activity in publishing five important biblical commentaries. Outside Strasbourg he intensified his evangelical propaganda in countries speaking romanic languages. His active involvement in the Berne disputation in January 1528 helped him make contact with the European Reformation. In the disastrous sacramentary strife he continued taking part in advocating concord between the protestant theologians. That is why he joined Philip von Hessen in setting up the Marburg colloquium. Faced with whose partial failure, he did his best to encourage Zwingli's project of a defensive alliance among evangelical cities in Switzerland and in the South-West of Germany, called the "Burgrecht."

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E1527 peu avant septembre
février 4 Strasbourg Bucer à Elisabeth Silbereisen
septembre 13 Luther à limprimeur Johann

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Martin Bucer (1491-1551) was a significant Strassbourg reformer who influenced Calvin and the Reformed tradition while seeking ecumenical relations with emerging Lutheranism.

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