Preaching the Reformation: The Homilectical Handbook of Urbanus Rhegius. Translated, Edited, and Introduced by Scott Hendrix. Latin Text and English Translation of Formulae quaedam caute et citra scandalum loquendi de praecipuis Christianae doctrinae locis, pro iunioribus Verbi Ministris in Ducatu Luneburgensi [1535] by Urbanus Rhegius (1489-1541). ISBN 0-87462-707-9. ©2003. Index. 120 pp. $15. Theology & Piety Series #2

The German reformer, Urbanus Rhegius (1489-1541), wrote this homiletical handbook in 1535 for young Protestant ministers in Germany. His theological guide to preaching on controversial topics of the Reformation exposes the challenge of presenting a balanced evangelical message and the distortions that attended the reception of that message. It also discloses the close relationship between theology and piety that lay at the heart of Reformation conflicts.

Scott Hendrix is James Hastings Nichols Professor of Reformation History and Doctrine at Princeton Theological Seminary.


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