Caspar Schwenckfeld von Ossig: Recommended Resources
Readers who wish to learn more about Schwenckfeld and the Schwenkfelders should first turn to:
Selina Gerhard Schultz, Caspar Schwenckfeld von Ossig , 4th edition, Pennsburg, PA, 1977.
Selina Gerhard Schultz, A Course of Study in the Life and Teachings of Caspar Schwenckfeld and the History of the Schwenckfelder Movement, Board of Publications of the Schwenckfelder Church, 1964.
Peter C. Erb, Schwenckfeld in His Reformation Setting , Pennsburg, Schwenckfelder Library, 1977, This volume contains a useful bibliography.
R Emmet McLaughlin, Caspar Schwenckfeld, Reluctant Radical: His Life to 1540 , Yale, New Haven, 1986.
The following publications (along with McLaughlin’s book above) have been released since Erb’s Schwenckfeld in his Reformation Setting bibliography:
Peter C. Erb, editor: Schwenckfeld and Early Schwenckfeldianism: Papers Presented at the International Colloquium on Schwenckfeld and the Schwenckfelders , September, 1984 (1986)
Peter C. Erb, editor: Schwenckfelders in America: Papers Presented at the International Colloquium on Schwenckfeld and the Schwenckfelders. 1987 (1987). Editor & translator: The Spiritual Diary of Christopher Wiegner (1978).
Siegfried Knorrlich, The Refuge Church in Harpersdorf, Silesia , transated by Sherman L Gerhard, 1982.
W. Kyrel Meschter, Twentieth century Schwenckfelders: A Narrative History (1984).
Dennis Moyer, editor, Schwenckfelder Library Newsletter (1987).
Andre Seguenny, The Christology of Caspar Schwenckfeld , translated by Peter C. Erb and Simone Nieuwolt, Lewiston (1987).
L Allen Viehmeyer, The Tumultuous years; Schwenckfelder Chronicles, 1580–1750 (1980).
Horst Weigelt, The Schwenckfelders in Silesia , translated by Peter C. Erb (1985).
In addition, over 50 books and treatises by Schwenckfeld or other early Schwenckfelders are available inEnglish translation in printed form or on MS—DOS disk. For information contact:
The Schwenckfelder Library
One Seminary Street
Pennsburg, PA 18073
By the Editors
[Christian History originally published this article in Christian History Issue #21 in 1989]
The Landing of the Schwenckfelders from the St. Andrew
About Adolph Pannash’s painting The Landing of the Schwenckfelders from the St. Andrew.the Editors
The Waldensians: From the Editor
The Waldensian motto: Into darkness, light.the Editors
From the Archives: Waldensian Legend Concerning the Donation of Constantine to Pope Sylvester (date unknown)
This early document tells in a remarkable and fanciful form the Waldensian story of how the Church had come to compromise with the world. Though The Poor were not around until the 12th century, mention is here made of their presence in the 4th century. They could, however, claim solidarity with ancient Christians who rejected worldly wealth and power.
Remembered by Their Enemies
Most of what we know about the early Waldensians comes from the reports of those who wanted to accuse and eliminate them.the Editors
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