It was the great humanist and theologian Philipp Melanchthon
(1497-1560), a university colleague of Luther, who took the initiative to organize the first official contacts with the primus (the protos) of Eastern Orthodoxy, the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople.
Pozzo illustrates the importance of the insights of Philipp Melanchthon
, Petrus Ramus, and Jacobus Zabarella on numerous scholars based particularly at the University in Helmstedt and whose writings survive both in manuscript and print.
Gross takes a new view as to how the modern human sciences were shaped and argues that it was Philipp Melanchthon
, the German Reformation theologian, who set the ground for the modern human sciences: "human nature can be studied in terms of natural philosophy and not just scripture" and the human being is "subject to the practical arts of rhetoric and medicine" (129).
For some, such as Philipp Melanchthon
, Johannes Kepler, and Galileo Galilei, fallen humanity still retained enough of the divine image to guarantee the veracity of mathematics; science could still achieve certainty through a priori demonstration, especially through mathematics, which Aristotle had largely ignored.
Spinks's discussion of the Reformation focuses on the well-known pamphlet by Martin Luther and Philipp Melanchthon
on two monsters known as the "Papal Ass," found on the banks of the Tiber in 1495, and the "Monk-Calf," a deformed bovine fetus found in Saxony in 1422.
Chapter 3 examines the images of the Monk Calf and the Papal Ass in the polemic pamphlets of Martin Luther and Philipp Melanchthon
where they used the images as allegories of the Catholic Church.
En este caso se observa a un profesor protestante, discipulo de Philipp melanchthon
(1497-1560), que enseno en varias universidades del area del Rhin.
Luther preached a sermon on the resurrection of the dead with little reference to the deceased, and Philipp Melanchthon
followed with an oration on the life and virtues of the Elector.
The volume does not contain highlights in the sense of completely new texts or unknown facts, but it provides students of Reformation history with most important sources that illustrate the daily struggle and the most exhausting detailed work of Philipp Melanchthon
as the fountainhead of the Wittenberg Reformation.
Although text by the German Lutheran reformer Philipp Melanchthon
appeared in a Latin publication in 1523, it was not until 1527 that the first English vernacular translation of a continental reformer was published.
Meanwhile, the presence of Luther and his ally, the theologian and classicist Philipp Melanchthon
, attracted numerous scholars to Wittenberg, the governmental headquarters of the little state.