(7.) The best compact introduction to the Philippism
as a distinctive anti-confessional movement is Peterson, 1996.
Before this dogmatic part there is a concise, insightful history of the Old Reformed confessions, starting with Zwingli, Calvin, and Bullinger and moving on to the spread of Calvinism and Philippism
in Western and Eastern Europe, the Dordrecht Synod (1618-19) and the theology of the Netherlands, English Puritanism, and the School of Saumur and the Helvetic Consensus Formula of 1675 (part 1; 9-28).
Rohls first traces the development of the Old Reformed confessional writings, beginning with Zwingli and German-speaking Switzerland, moving on to Calvin and Bullinger and the spread of Calvinism, to Philippism
and German Reformed Theology, the Synod of Dort, English Puritanism, the School of Saumur, and the Helvetic Consensus Formula.
The average student probably would not be familiar with the difference between, for example, "traditional Philippism
" and "a mild, Melanchthonian orthodoxy" (p.68).
Stillman, "Deadl y Stinging Adders: Sidney's Piety, Philippism
, and the Defense of Poesy"; and Matthew Steggle, "Weighing Winged Words: An Intertext in The Faerie Queene V.ii."