Some more new acquisitions of interest:
Lee Palmer Wandel, The Eucharist in the Reformation (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006). Given the centrality of the eucharistic debate among the Reformers, the author seeks to compare and contrast Lutheran, Reformed, and Catholic views as understood in the XVI Century. The author is professor of history at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and has published previously on Zwinglian theology and Zurich history.
Uuras Saarnivaara, Luther Discovers the Gospel: New Light upon Luther’s Way from Medieval Catholicism to Evangelical Faith (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2005). This is a new English translation of a work originally written in Finnish in 1943, and published in Helsinki, Finland, in 1947. It looks at the influence of Augustine, Staupitz, and Scripture on the development of Luther’s thought on justification up to the end of 1518.
Michael J. Colacurcio,
Godly Letters: The Literature of the American Puritans (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2006). I have not yet had opportunity to look much at this volume, so if any of you have input, feel free to comment. The TOC indicates the the author focuses particularly on Bradford, Shepard, Hooker, and Johnson. I look forward to the epilogue: “God’s Altar”: The Fall to Poetry. The author is professor of English at the University of California at Los Angeles.
The Old Enemies: Catholic and Protestant in Nineteenth-Century English Culture (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006). From the introduction: “Divisions between Catholics and Protestants have been a feature of English history since the Reformation. Even into the industrial nineteenth century, age-old theological disagreements were the cause of religious and cultural conflicts. [This book] asks why these ancient divisions were so deep, why they continued into the nineteenth century, and how novelists and poets, theologians and preachers, historians and essayists reinterpreted the religious debates.” Hmmm…