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Journal > Volumes > 51 (2020) / 4 (Winter)
English Publications of German Protestantism during the Reign of Elizabeth I
David Scott Gehring
University of Nottingham

This article examines a wide range of theological writings by Germans and theologians trained in Germany published in England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558–1603). It looks beyond Luther, Melanchthon, Calvin, and Bullinger to acknowledge the variety of German Protestant authors who found an audience among Elizabethans. The relative breadth of works published and republished in England at this time testifies to the latitude of Elizabethan religious culture, which proved fertile ground for broadly Lutheran and Melanchthonian authors, along with the more commonly studied reformed theologians. The article also argues that works printed in England were most often (though not always) theologically safe in the English context, downplaying or side-stepping issues divisive among Protestants.

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