though, only if certain common confusions respecting Melanchthon
Without claiming exhaustivity, Pozzo guides the reader through a set of debates that illuminate, for instance, the differences between the approaches of Melanchthon
, Ramus, and Zabarella--not only on particular points of logic, but also on the nature of the discipline and its relationship to other fields of knowledge in the time.
had given Cranach some insight into Plato's distinction between heavenly love and beauty and their earthly proxies.
The basis for this survey consists of material gathered from the revised, second edition of the Short-Title Catalogue, the English Short Title Catalogue, and dedications and prefaces in English editions of books written by the following German, Swiss, and Italian reformers: Theodore de Beze, Theodore Bibliander, Johann Brentz, Martin Bucer, Heinrich Bullinger, Jean Calvin, Martin Luther, Antoine Marcort, Philipp Melanchthon
, Bernardino Ochino, Johannes Oecolampadius, Andreas Osiander, Peter Palladius, Urbanus Regius, Johann Spangenberg, Pietro Martire Vermigli, Jean Veron, Herman von Wied, and Ulrich Zwingli.
The theological background for his conviction is to be found in the writings of Martin Luther and Philip Melanchthon
97) As we saw above, scholars cannot even all accept the same "referent"--Luther, Melanchthon
, synthesis, or dichotomy--much less whether the picture is "transparent" to it.
The foreword to the Officia de Nativitate, for example, is written by none other than Melanchthon
, a theologian whose authority was second only to Luther's in the early Lutheran church.
Helpfully, Beilby offers a bird's eye overview of apologetic stances gleaned from the Bible and the church fathers (such as Justin Martyr, Origen, Augustine), the Reformers (Luther, Melanchthon
, and Calvin), and the modern world (Schleiermacher, Kierkegaard, Newman, and Alvin Plantinga).
To my left, a statue of Philipp Melanchthon
, Luther's collaborator.
Montaigne, Agrippa von Nettesheim, Campanella, Pico della Mirandola, and Giordano Bruno were brilliant, and seminal intellectuals such as Leon Battista Alberti (in art history), Macchiavelli (in political history), Melanchthon
(in theological speculation) were cornerstones of their respective disciplines.
Perhaps it "might," but Calvin was also in discussion with Melanchthon
(Lutheran), and Calvin's theology did grow and mature all the time.
His argument, therefore, remains undetermined; he wants to lay claim to traditional and Augustinian dogmatic theology in Leibniz, Luther, and Melanchthon
but does not establish the link.