A different version of Dr. Bullock's Reformation Toolkit is available in the NexLearn Fall 2009 Course ADSEM 7102: The Reformation.

Class Topic: Reformation in Germany and Switzerland [edit | edit source]

Readings: [edit | edit source]

Erasmus, Paraclesis (1516).

Luther, Ninety-five Theses (1517) from Project Wittenberg

Luther, The Freedom of a Christian (1520) and translated with the title Concerning Christian Liberty from Project Wittenberg now available at http://www.projectwittenberg.org/pub/resources/text/wittenberg/luther/web/cclib-1.html Previously accessed at http://www.ctsfw.edu/etext/luther/freedom/

Luther, A Treatise on Christian Liberty (translated 1957 by Lambert and Grimm, from 1988 HathiTrust Full Text Reprint).

Zwingli, 67 Articles (1523).

Twelve Articles of the Swabian Peasants (1525).

Luther, Against the Robbing and Murdering Hordes of Peasants (1525).

Schleitheim Confession (1527).

Luther, Shorter Catechism (1529).

Farel and Calvin, The Geneva Confession (1536) and (1537).

Calvin, Draft Ecclesiastical Ordinances (1541).

Excerpts from Adrian VI's letters:

Instructions, Adrian VI to Francis Chierregato, Rome, 25 November 1522, Letter # 558 in Luther's Correspondance and Other Contemporary Letters, V.2, 1521-1530 (Philadelphia: Lutheran Publication Society, 1918), pps. 141-148.

Instructions, Adrian VI to Fredrich of Saxony about Luther, Rome, 1 December 1522, Letter # 559 in Luther's Correspondance and Other Contemporary Letters, V.2, 1521-1530 (Philadelphia: Lutheran Publication Society, 1918), pps. 148-151.

Capuchin Constitutions (1536). Last accessed at http://www.capdox.com/files/Translation+1536A.pdf

Loyola's Rules (1535).

Class Topic: Reformation in England and Scotland[edit | edit source]

Readings:[edit | edit source]

Extracts from Tyndale's English Bible (OT 1530, NT 1534).

OT (1530): David Englander, R. O'Day, Culture and Belief in Europe, 1450-1600: Anthology of Sources (London: Wiley-Blackwell, 1990), pgs. 201-203.

OT and NT (1534):

English Acts of Parliament:

Act in Restraint of Appeals (1533).

Act of Supremacy (1534).

The Treasons Act (1534).

Act for the Dissolution of the Lesser Monasteries (1536).

Six Articles Act (1539).

Translators to the Reader: Preface to the KJV (1611).

Edgar Goodspeed's Thesis on Translators to the Readers (1935).

See also notes.

Cranmer's "Preface" to the "Great Bible" (1540).

Knox, To his beloved brethren the Commonalty of Scotland (1558).

Scots Confession of Faith (1560).

Knox's "Long Reasoning" with Mary Stuart (1561).

Act of Supremacy and Uniformity (1559, Elizabeth, c.1, c.2).

Cranmer, Prayer Book (Wright's comparison of the 1549 and 1552 versions).

Class Topic: Radical Reformation in Germany, Switzerland, and England[edit | edit source]

Readings:[edit | edit source]

Blaurock, Reminiscences of George Blaurock from the Hutterite Chronicle (1525), in George Hunston Williams, Spiritual and Anabaptist Writers, (Philadephia: Westminster John Knox Press, 1957), pp. 39-46.

Sattler, The Trial and Martyrdom of Michael Sattler (Rottenburg, 1527), in George Hunston Williams, Spiritual and Anabaptist Writers, (Philadephia: Westminster John Knox Press, 1957), pp. 136-144.

Hubmaier, On Free Will (Nicholsburg, 1527), in George Hunston Williams, Spiritual and Anabaptist Writers, (Philadephia: Westminster John Knox Press, 1957), pp. 112-136.


Braght, T.J. van, Exerpts from Martyr's Mirror or the Bloody Theater (1660).

Class Topic: Counter Reformation[edit | edit source]

Readings:[edit | edit source]

Council of Trent:

Session VII (March 1547).

Session XIV (November 1551).

Session XXV (December 1563).

RCC, Index Librorum Prohibitorum (1557).

Supplemental Readings:[edit | edit source]

Luther's Correspondence and Contemporary Letters:

Volume 1:

Volume 2:

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