Cultural Impact of the Reformation: Section II.12

Reformation, Scripture and Literacy

Hans-Joachim Solms


Tuesday, 8th of August 2017, Leucorea, Project room, 2nd floor, North wing

2.30–3.15 p.m. Theo Pleizier: The Use of the Bible in Protestant Religious Practices

3.30–4.15 p.m. Lina Vidauskytė: Orality and Literacy after Reformation

4.30–5.15 p.m. Andrew Pettegree: Print and the Reformation.  A Drama in Three Acts

5.30–6.15 p.m. Isabell Naumann: Aspects of Luke’s Concept of Discipleship and the Magnificat (Luke 1:46-55)


Wednesday, 9th of August 2017, Leucorea, Project room, 2nd floor, North wing

2.30–3.15 p.m. Mateo Žagar: The Language Concept in Glagolitic and Cyrillic Edition of the New Testament

3.30–4.15 p.m. Tomasz Ososiński: Hermann Kyrieleis and His Forgeries of Luther’s Manuscripts

4.30–5.15 p.m. Marta Quatrale: Vergerio’s Counter-reaction to Moronessa’s Il modello di Martino Lutero. A Case of Programmatic Re-use of Italian anti-Lutheran Sources


The Reformation of the 16th century has a manifold impact on the use of books and of scripture. The intellectual interventions of the Reformers are interdependent with print media and enabled by a focus of knowledge on literacy. However book and scripture are not only media within the circulation of Reformation activity. On the one hand Reformation forms the »cultural idea of the book« (Hans Blumenberg) by expecting any sense from reading and from a metaphorical ›literacy‹ of creation. On the other hand the scriptural culture of protestant denominations colonizes oral traditions and life forms. The contributions to this section refer to this ambiguous spectrum of impacts.

Kulturelle Wirkungen der Reformation

7 to 11 August 2017

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