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Philip Melancthon, 1497--1560

Portrait of Philipp Melanchthon (1497–1560), by Lucas Cranach the Elder - Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Kassel.jpg

Bibliographic overviews of Melancthon's life and work: German reformer Philip Melanchthon, the leader of the German reformation after the death of his friend, Martin Luther, Melanchthon composed the Augsburg Confession of 1530. Much more a peacemaker than Luther, he called for Lutherans and Zwinglians to put aside their differences for the sake of the reformation of the church. In addition, he led extensive efforts to develop the German educational system, for which he has been called "the teacher of Germany" 

Wikipedia--an introduction to Melancthon

Books on or by Melancthon available from Luther Sem (see these additional 400 microfilm volumes on Melancthon)

For an excellent overview of Melancthon's life and theology, see The Cambridge companion to Reformed Theology (2016). (Eds: Paul T Nimmo and David Fergusson



Featured Books on Melancthon


.  ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials PLUS : See above for select articles from Atla database

   Academic Search Premier :  An index to academic journal literature

 JSTOR and JSTOR ebooks: use Advanced Search mode to specify 'Book Chapters' or full-text articles on Melancthon

   Religious and Theological Abstracts :  Index to articles in religion and theology since 1958, 

Other Online Resources

Search Tips

If you are looking for books written BY Melancthon you should search our online catalog** for his name as an AUTHOR

If you want to find resources ABOUT Melancthon or his theology, search for his name as a SUBJECT (Philip Melanchthon 1497-1560.) 

Luther Seminary Library Online Catalog**

Online catalog to the Luther Seminary Library collection and resources held across the country.