Short Paper Panels

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May 4, 2022


15:30-17.30 h Short Paper Panels 1

Room L 115

Theological Framings of Humanist Thought

Chair: Anne Eusterschulte (FU Berlin)

  • William de Hek, Theologische Universiteit Apeldoorn: Affections in Melanchthon’s Loci Praecipui Theologici (1559) 
  • Sara Taglialatela, University of Copenhagen: Elements of Comparison in Philip Melanchthon’s and Giordano Bruno’s Notions of the Soul and of Language 
  • Marco Giardini, École Pratique des Hautes Études: The Council, the King, and the “Angelic Pope:” Some Aspects of Guillaume Postel’s Anti-papalism 
  • Joar Haga, VID Specialized University: Soul without Body? Christoph Scheibler´s Account of the Soul after Death 
Room L 116

Controversies about Soul and Salvation

Chair: Marta Quatrale (FU Berlin)

  • David Gudmundsson, Centre for Theology and Religious Studies, Lund University: “A certain sect in France.” Questioning God’s Providence as a Threat to the Immortal Soul. A Warning Against Deism in a Swedish Military Sermon
  • Alicja Bielak, Polish Academy of Sciences: The Notebook Locus communis de Trinitate and the Outbreak of anti-Trinitarianism among Polish Students in Tübingen in the Late 1550s 
  • Rasmus H.C. Dreyer, University of Copenhagen: Johann Conrad Dippel’s Thoughts on Body, Soul and Salvation as a Theological Challenge to Early Danish Eighteenth-century Theology and Science
  • Zsombor Tóth, Centre for Reformation Studies, Budapest: Pax Animae: the Tranquillity of the Soul. The Hungarian Reception of Huguenot Authors during the Long Reformation (1500−1800)
Room L 113

Marriage, Gender, and the Body

Chair: Jacob Veidt (FU Berlin)

  • Holly Fletcher, University of Manchester: Body Size, Gender and Marriage in Reformation Germany
  • Sini Mikkola, University of Eastern Finland: Standing by the Holy Body of her Husband: The Body as Material, Spiritual and Political in the Rhetoric of Lay Reformer Katharina Schütz Zell
  • Karin Sennefelt, Stockholm University: Cot Death, the Marital bed and Bodily Interdependency in Seventeenth-century Sweden and Finland 

May 4, 2022


17:30-19.30 h Short Paper Panels 2

Room L 115

Women Making Reformation. Rewriting Genres

Chair: Eva Kiesele (FU Berlin)

  • Andrea Hofmann, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: Women as Authors of Protestant Devotional Literature in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
  • Philipp Pilhofer, Universität Rostock: Argula von Grumbach: Reception of a Successful Reformation Writer in the Early Seventeenth Century 
  • Marlene Dirschauer, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin: “My body the bark rows in mind’s ocean wide”. Body, Mind, and Soul in Margaret Cavendish’s poetry
  • Nikolina Hatton, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich: My soul, why art thou full of trouble”: Hester Pulter’s Apostrophes to the Soul
Room L 116

Challenging Orthodoxy

Chair: Louis Berger (FU Berlin)

  • Gabrielle Bertrand, KU Leuven: The Correspondence Between Louvain Theologians Tiletanus and Baius after the Council of Trent (1563-1568)
  • Octavian-Adrian Negoiță, University of Copenhagen: “Making the Lord’s Table a Table of Demons”: Orthodoxy in Faith, Heterodoxy, and Orthopraxy in the Works of the Athonite Monk Pachomios Rousanos (1508–1553)
  • Fredrik Norberg-Schiefauer, Centre for Theology and Religious Studies, Lund University: Small Books with a Mission: Early Modern Catholic Prayer Books as Tools of re-Catholicisation 
  • Hanna Mazheika, Polish Academy of Sciences: Ruthenian Students at the University of Ingolstadt and Incentives for Conversion to Catholicism 
Room L 113

Thinking the True Church

Chair: Andrew Leslie (Moore Theological College, Sydney)

  • Yasmin Vetter, University of Birmingham: Echoes of Exile: Memory, Divine Judgement, and the Quest for the ‘True Church’ in Elizabethan England
  • Thomas Klöckner, JGU Mainz: Early Modern Approaches to the Early Church – the Primitive Church as a Historical Construct and Object of Idealization
  • Sabine Hiebsch, Theological University Kampen | Utrecht: How Often Can You Inaugurate a Church? A Critical Look at the Four Inauguration Sermons of the Round Lutheran Church in Amsterdam (1671) 
  • Matt McNicoll, KU Leuven: The English Ambassadors to Lateran V in May 1512

May 5, 2022


11:20-13:20 h Short Paper Panels 3

Room L 115

Education of Body and Soul

Chair: Jacob Veidt (FU Berlin)

  • Ruth Atherton, University of South Wales: Religious Education in Reformation Germany, 1525–1597
  • Balázs Dávid Magyar, University of Pretoria: “Sex and the City of Debrecen”: Figures and Statistics of Sexual Misconducts Recorded in the Registers of the Magistracy of Debrecen (1547-1625) 
  • Shiri Roelofs, KU Leuven: Money and Sin: Robert Bellarmine (1542–1621) and his Moral Teachings on Usury and Exchange Dealings 
  • Kathryn Phipps, University of Pennsylvania: Scripture as Incarnation: Perezian Divergence from the Upward Way
Room L 116

Guy de Brès, Le baston de la foy chrestienne – the Forthcoming Critical Edition of a Patristic Florilegium

Chair: Anne Eusterschulte (FU Berlin)

  • Wim Moehn, Protestant Theological University, Amsterdam, New Directions for the Research on Guy de Brès 
  • Byunghoon Kang, Theological University Kampen | Utrecht: Guy de Brès and Iconoclasm: Review with Le Baston de la foy chrestienne
  • Erik de Boer, Theological University Kampen | Utrecht: Church Fathers and Medieval Theologians in the Exchange between François Richardot and Guy de Brès in 1567


  • Thomas T. Müller, Mühlhäuser Museen: Peasants’ War at the Museum – An Exhibition Project on the Occasion of the 500th Anniversary
Room L 113

The Purpose of Law

Chair: Marta Quatrale (FU Berlin)

  • Piotr Alexandrowicz, The Poznań Society for the Advancement of Arts and Sciences: The salus animarum Principle in Action: the Purpose of Law as the Argumentative Resource in the Early Modern differentiae iuris civilis et canonici
  • Sjur Atle Furali, University of Oslo, Faculty of Theology: Structure of Legislation as Symbolic Communication 
  • Ana Luiza Ferreira Gomes Silva, KU Leuven: Iconoclasm, Reconsecration and Reconciliation: the Writings of Petrus Peckius (Sixteenth Century) 
  • Wouter Druwé, KU Leuven: Liability of Town and Churches for Delicts by their Leaders and Representatives: Some Remarks based on ius commune

May 5, 2022


15.45-17.45 h Short Paper Panels 4

Room L 115

Liturgical Formularies of the Dutch Reformed Churches in the Sixteenth Century

Chair: Sabine Hiebsch, (Theological University Kampen | Utrecht)

  • Wouter Kroese, Protestantse Theologische Universiteit (PThU), Amsterdam: Literary and Theological Dependencies of the Dutch Baptismal Form?
  • Anne Lorein, Theological University Kampen | Utrecht: What is the Context of the Form for the Solemnisation of Marriage
  • Moses Lim, Theological University Kampen | Utrecht: The Meaning of of the Laying on of Hands in Dutch Reformed Forms of Installation
Room L 116

Calvin, Calvinism, and the Care for Body and Soul

Chair: Herman Selderhuis (Theological University of Apeldoorn)

  • Lyle Bierma, Calvin Theological Seminary: Embodied and Disembodied Souls in the Heidelberg Catechism
  • David Quackenbos, McGill University: Letters From Strasbourg: Calvin and the Genevan Clergy 
  • Pieter Rouwendal, Theological University Apeldoorn /Summum Academic Publications: Inspiration and Error: Matthew 27.9 in Early Modern Protestant Thought 
Room L 113

Likeness of God and Fall of Man – Eschatological Questions

Chair: Sara Taglialatela (University of Kopenhagen)

  • Michelle Moseley, Virginia Polytechnic Institution and State University: Eve, Appetite, and the Fall of Man in Imagery of the Fifteenth-Century Low Countries
  • Andrew Leslie, Moore Theological College, Sydney: Jerome Zanchi, the Typology of Adam and Eve, and Christological Mediation of their Creation in the Image and Likeness of God 
  • Thom Bull, Trinity Theological College, Perth: Variegated Typology in the Early Ecclesiology of Girolamo Zanchi 
  • Patryk Ryczkowski, Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck: Saint’s Body and Soul Separated: Approaches to the Hagiographical Motif 

May 5, 2022


18:00-19:30 h Short Paper Panels 4

Room L 116

Liturgical Formularies in the Making

Chair: Eva Kiesele (FU Berlin)

  • Klaas-Willem de Jong, Protestantse Theologische Universiteit (PThU): Who Established the Dutch Liturgy?
  • Wim Moehn, Protestant Theological University Amsterdam: The Wording of the Baptismal Form for ‘bejaarden’ (Adults)
  • Erik de Boer, Theological University Kampen | Utrecht: How to Reform the Sacrament of the Last Ointment

May 6, 2022


11.15 h – 13.15 Short Paper Panels 5

Room L 115

Predestination, Apokalypse, Typological Eschatology

Chair: Carmen Schmechel (FU Berlin)

  • Benedikt Brunner, Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte: Bullingers Care for the Souls of the Exiles. The Hundred Sermons upon the Apocalips (1561) in the Context of his Theological Thought and Pastoral Practice
  • Wojciech Kordyzon, University of Warsaw: Vernacular Printing and Astrology in the Reformation Königsberg: Prognistications and Astrological Pamphlets Printed by Hans Daubmann (1554–1573) 
  • Cornelis J. Schilt, Vrije Universiteit Brussel: ‘To observe diligently the consent of Scriptures & analogy of the prophetique stile’: Isaac Newton’s Earliest Studies of the Apocalypse 
  • Marta Quatrale: Jan Hus’ Condemnation in Constance. Signs of Election, Ecclesiology and Predestination as Metaphysical Framework of a Strenuous Attempt to Preserve the Soul
Room L 116

Discussions on Luther’s Theology in the Sixteenth Century

Chair: Louis Berger (FU Berlin)

  • Gert van den Brink, Theologische Universiteit Apeldoorn: Substance, Quality, and Relation in Luther’s Doctrine of Justification
  • Gabór Ittzés, Debrecen Reformed Theological University: David Chyträus and the Sixteenth-Century Lutheran Doctrine of the Immortality of the Soul
  • Jakub Koryl, Jagiellonian University: “Body is the whole man”: Martin Luther the Phenomenologist in his Quest for the Carnal Meaning of Humanity 
  • Bernward Schmidt, Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt: Going from Failure to Failure without a Loss of Enthusiasm? Historiographical Issues in Dealing with Luther’s Catholic Opponents 
Room L 113

The Dynamics of Protestantism – Transcultural Perspectives

Chair: Anne Eusterschulte (FU Berlin)

  • Andreas Bergman, University of Helsinki: True Worship in the Spirit: Martin Chemnitz’s Complicated Relationship to Outward Worship 
  • Sivert Angel, University of Oslo: Bartholomäus Ziegenbalg’s (1682–1719) Dialogues with Indian Brahmins on the Soul and the Lutheran Understanding of the Soul 
  • Katharina Chou Wu, Beijing Normal University: The Reception of Luther in China Since Nineteenth Century
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