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  Philipp Melanchthon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Melanchthon himself perceived his faults in the course of time and repented of them, perhaps having to suffer more than was just in the displeasure of his friends and the hatred of his enemies.
Melanchthon on his way to Trent at Dresden saw the military preparations of Maurice of Saxony, and after proceeding as far as Nuremberg, returned to Wittenberg in March 1552, for Maurice had turned against the emperor.
Melanchthon was the constant assistant of Luther in his translation of the Bible, and both the books of the Maccabees in Luther's Bible are ascribed to him.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Melanchthon   (5107 words)

 PHILIPP MELANCHTHON - LoveToKnow Article on PHILIPP MELANCHTHON   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Melanchthon felt the spell of Luthers personality and spiritual depth, and seems to have been prepared on his first arrival at Wittenberg to accept the new theology, which as yet existed mainly in subjective form in the person of Luther.
In 1521, during Luthers confinement in the Wartburg, Melanchthon was leader of the Reformation cause at the university.
In the Loc-i of 1535 Melanchthon sought to put the fact of the I co-existence of justification and good works in the believer on a secure basis by declaring the latter necessary to eternal life, though the believers destiny thereto is already fully guaranteed in his justification.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /M/ME/MELANCHTHON_PHILIPP.htm   (1934 words)

 Philipp Melanchthon on Reformed Education
Melanchthon developed into a scholar of the foremost rank from the time that he came under the tutelage of Johann Reuchlin, one of northern Europe's leading humanists.
Melanchthon, it should be stated, was not merely trained in the liberal arts, he excelled in them.
Melanchthon also proposes to reveal the value of studying literature, for he believes that it imparts a better understanding of the human experience and the way it has been expressed.
www.spindleworks.com /library/rfaber/melanchton_edu.htm   (3350 words)

 Glimpses bulletin #98: Brilliant Melancthon left his mark
Historian Philip Schaff wrote that Luther differed from Melanchthon as the wild mountain torrent differs from the quiet stream of the meadow, or as the rushing tempest from the gentle breeze or, to use a scriptural illustration, as the fiery Paul from the contemplative John.
A week later, Cranmer invited Melanchthon, assuring him that Edward VI "places his kingdom at your disposal." In their replies, Calvin begged to be excused on account of the smallness of his ability, while Bullinger stated bluntly that the project was ill timed.
Melanchthon was especially against the consideration of Scriptural truths in the arid manner of medieval scholasticism.
chi.gospelcom.net /GLIMPSEF/Glimpses/glmps098.shtml   (1844 words)

 Melanchthon and the Civil Magistrate, 1521-1543   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The person and work of Philip Melanchthon are compelling areas of study for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is his position as the codifier of confessional Lutheranism and his reputation as theologian and humanist scholar of the highest merit.
Melanchthon’s importance is attested by the attention that he was given during his own time, as he was often the focus of either the bitterest of attacks or the most glorious of praise.
Melanchthon’s conception of the Protestant Reformation in Germany was not firstly as a political movement, but rather as an ecclesiastical reform, and this influences Melanchthon’s emphasis on the ecclesiastical rather than the civil magistrate.
www.acton.org /programs/students/essay/2003/hmention1.html   (5964 words)

 www.luther.de: People in Luther's environment: Philipp Melanchthon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Melanchthon was already present at the first serious dispute between Luther and the roman church, the 1519 Debates in Leipzig.
Melanchthon was also an important colleague for Luther in later negotiations, for example, if Luther could not appear, Melanchthon became the leader of the protestans.
During the Congress of Augsburg in 1530 Melanchthon championed the cause of Reformation because Luther was unable to leave the Electorate of Saxony (Kursachsen) due to his excommunication.
www.luther.de /e/melanch.html   (555 words)

 Melanchton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
On the occasion of Melanchthon’s quincentennial birth anniversary, politicians, church representatives and scholars are paying tribute to the outstanding contributions made by the theologian, humanist and protestant reformer.
Melanchthon was born on February 16, 1497 in Bretten in southern Germany as Philipp Schwarzert.
The Catholics remembered Melanchthon with gratitude too, because it is largely due to Melanchthon that the beginnings of the reformation were free of polemic exaggerations.
www.germanembassy-india.org /news/april97/15gn04.htm   (362 words)

 Melanchthon Bio: The Online Library of Liberty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This led Melanchthon to make a fine distinction indeed between his view of justification by faith and the notion of merit through good works, arguing that it is not the works themselves that merit the saving of the soul, but rather they are an outward sign of the faith within.
Melanchthon was one of the principal Protestants involved in discussions of reconciliation with the Catholics, but the effort failed because he refused to compromise on issues of justification by faith and the authority of Scripture.
Melanchthon later participated in the Diet of Augsburg (1529) and wrote the Augsburg Confession (1530), a forceful statement of the reform and evangelical ideals that has influenced all subsequent Protestant creeds.
oll.libertyfund.org /Intros/Authors/RenRef/Melanchthon.html   (397 words)

 Lutheranism Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Melanchthon addresses the laity receiving both kinds in the Lord's Supper, the marriage of priests, and the nature of the Mass.
Melanchthon transitions from the doctrine of justification by faith to practical applications of the doctrine.
Melanchthon continues to stress the proper role of Law and Gospel in the Christian's life and reasserts that we are saved by faith alone.
www.suite101.com /articles.cfm/3307/221-240   (846 words)

 Philipp Melanchthon (1497-1560)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In 1521, during Luther's confinement in the Wartburg, Melanchthon was the leader of the Reformation cause at Wittenberg.
Melanchthon was present when the protest, from which the term Protestant originated, was lodged in the name of freedom of conscience against the Roman Catholic majority at the Second Diet of Speyer (1529).
Melanchthon's literary facility, clear thought, and elegant style of expression made him the scribe of the Reformation and the representative of the evangelicals at numerous colloquies.
www.hfac.uh.edu /gbrown/philosophers/leibniz/BritannicaPages/Melanchthon/Melanchthon.html   (1920 words)

 Philip Melanchthon
And yet Melanchthon wanted to be relieved of all teaching in the faculty of theology at Wittenberg in order to concentrate on languages and the classics; for without these latter disciplines, he insisted, the clergy would remain irremediably underequipped.
Melanchthon's educational reforms may be his most enduring accomplishment.
While Melanchthon's work-day began at 2:00 a.m., ended at 9:00 p.m., and was crammed with research, writing, lecturing and travel, his domestic difficulties were always wearing.
www.victorshepherd.on.ca /Heritage/Melanchthon.htm   (824 words)

 PHS Foundations of the Faith, Melanchthon
In 1518 Melanchthon became a professor of Greek at Wittenberg, where he influenced and was influenced by Martin Luther.
In 1521, Melanchthon found himself at the head of the Reformation Movement while Luther was confined in the Wartburg.
Melanchthon was the chief architect of the Augsburg Confession (1530).
history.pcusa.org /exhibits/reform/melanchthon.html   (90 words)

 Melanchthon Year 1997 in Germany, Melanchthon and the Reformation
Melanchthon's part in the process of theologically defining the Reformation movement thus cannot be reduced to his "Loci communes" of 1521, the first reformed dogmatics, and the development of the confession of Augsburg in 1530.
Melanchthon was already present at the first serious dispute between Luther and the Catholic church, the Disputation at Leipzig in 1519.
Melanchthon mastered the difficulties of negotiating with the Catholic side well, although some of his contemporaries criticized him for his sometime overeagerness to find a compromise.
www.melanchthon.de /e/reform/reform2.html   (637 words)

 Melanchthon, Philipp. Paulus spricht . . .
Philipp Melanchthon, born Philipp Schwar(t)zerd on 16 February 1497 in Bretten, Germany wasa prominent humanist who went on to become one of the early leaders of the German Reformation.
Melanchthon arranged compromises acceptable to the Catholic Church during the Augsburg and Leipzig Interims.
Philipp Melanchthon died on 19 April 1560, and was buried in Wittenberg, in the Castle Church next to Martin Luther.
www.pitts.emory.edu /Archives/text/mss115.html   (536 words)

 Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society: Law and Gospel: Philip Melanchthon's Debate with John Agricola of ...
In his comments on Col 2:7, Melanchthon added three pages of material in which he asserted that "the righteousness of a good conscience or of good works ought to accompany faith." Although the believer does not obey in a perfect manner, these works are pleasing to God because one performs them in faith.
Melanchthon was obviously attempting to bridge the gap between antinomianism and semi-Pelagianism.
However, Melanchthon was clearly moving in the direction of a third use for the law by 1527.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3817/is_200006/ai_n8927351   (912 words)

 CHI...500 Years of Philipp Melanchthon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Reuchlin saw to it that Melanchthon was admitted to the University of Heidelberg at the age of twelve.
In 1518, the twenty-one-year-old Melanchthon was recommended by Johannes Reuchlin to Elector Frederick the Wise of Saxony for the new chair of Greek literature at the elector's Wittenberg University (founded in 1502).
Yet Melanchthon was never to recover from his participation in the Interims and the criticism for compromising the Lutheran positions that it brought.
chi.lcms.org /melanchthon/index.html   (3245 words)

 Directory - Society: Religion and Spirituality: Christianity: Church History: The Reformation: Lutheran Reformation: ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Melanchthon Year 1997 in Germany  · cached · Biography and background commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformer's birth.
Melanchthon's Alterations of the Augsburg Confession  · Portion of the Bente preface to the Book of Concord dealing with the reformer's changes in the document's doctrinal positions, especially regarding the Lord's Supper and Calvinism.
Philipp Melanchthon and Education  · cached · Deals especially with his influence on German schools and on his impact on the substance and methodology of Reformed schools.
www.incywincy.com /default?p=410818   (286 words)

 February 16: The Brains Behind the Reformation?
Because he was a peaceable man, Melanchthon was the natural person for Luther to ask to prepare a statement to deliver to Emperor Charles V who had summoned the German Diet to settle the nation's religious differences.
Melanchthon continued to strive for a formulation which would be acceptable to all sides.
Melanchthon lived several years after Luther died, steadily teaching at Wittenberg, but ignored by the radicals who too often headed the Protestant movement.
chi.gospelcom.net /DAILYF/2001/02/daily-02-16-2001.shtml   (636 words)

 Philipp Melanchthon, Renewer of the Church
On the other hand, it states that, for the peace and unity of the Church, it may be judged expedient that the Bishop of Rome should be conceded a position of leadership and authority, provided that the essential doctrines of the faith, including the doctrine of justification by faith, are safeguarded.
Melanchthon, for the sake of peace, proposed a settlement which would preserve the essentials of the Faith as understood by the Lutherans, but would make concessions on ritual and practice and on non-essention matters of doctrine.
In particular, in 1540, Melanchthon himself produced a version that was deliberately vague on some matters where Lutherans and Calvinists differed, in the hope of achieving unity with the Calvinists.
justus.anglican.org /resources/bio/192.html   (2315 words)

 EKD Melanchthon-Quiz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
While 1996 was the 450th anniversary of Martin Luther's death, we commemorate the 500th anniversary of the birth of Philipp Melanchthon in 1997.
Melanchthon is not quite as well-known as Luther.
Numerous events will accompany the Melanchthon Year that was kicked off officially in Wittenberg on October 31, 1996.
www.ekd.de /melanchthone/quiz.html   (187 words)

 Melanchthon Year 1997 in Germany, His Life   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
On August 28, 1518 Melanchthon gave his inspiring inaugural speech entitled "Reforming the Instruction of the Youth." He studied theology under Luther, and as early as September 19, 1519 he obtained his first degree in theology (baccalaureus biblicus).
Melanchthon's conviction about marriage did not persist for long, however, because as early as November 25, 1520 he got married to Katharina Krapp, the daughter of the mayor of Wittenberg Hieronymous Krapp.
In 1540 Melanchthon published the first part of his teachings on man (De anima, final version 1553) and only a little later, in 1549, his work on physics, in which he also expressed his opinions about Kopernikus's recently published view of the world.
www.melanchthon.de /e/leben/leben3.html   (595 words)

 Melanchthon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Melanchthon is one of the most handsome cats I have ever know.
When Adam is blowing coat, Melanchthon will "pluck" out the soft undercoat and throw it around the room (Adam appreciates this little ritual much more than I do by the way).
Now ten years old, Melanchthon is somewhat more laid back than in his younger years.
www.diadic.com /dogsofthenorth/Melanchthon.html   (389 words)

 Calvin College: Calvin News
On Saturday, October 11 it will sponsor a one-day Melanchthon Conference, bringing together four speakers for a scholarly examination of a man who was indeed one of the great Reformers.
"Melanchthon was one of the significant Reformers of the 16th century.
Following those two talks Dr. Lyle Bierma of Reformed Bible College in Grand Rapids will discuss Melanchthon's connections to the Heidelberg Catechism, noting that evidence of his influence on the structure, tone and theological content of the catechism is unconvincing.
www.calvin.edu /news/releases/unfiled/maag.htm   (669 words)

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