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BRENZ, Johannes (1499-1570).
Evangelion quod inscribitur secundum Ioannem, centum
quinquagintaquatuor homilijs explicatum.
Frankfurt amMain, Peter Braubach, 1559.
Folio. 972
(23) pp. Contemporary blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards, dated 1564, with two clasps.
Enlarged and improved edition of Brenz’s commentary on the Gospel of John. Brenz was one of the most influential
biblical commentators of sixteenth-century Germany. He considered himself primarily a preacher, but viewed the
writing of commentaries as a natural extension of his office as pastor. During his pastorate at SchwäbischHall (1522-
1548) and after his appointment as provost of the Stuttgart Collegiate Church (1553) he produced commentaries on
nearly all the books of the Bible. Most of these commentaries took form as narrative comments on the text, while
others took the form of homilies. Brenz spread the message of the reformation in many genres of writing, but
his commentaries and sermons represent his theology in its native form. - Contemporary marginal annotations
throughout and corners of binding slightly worn.
VD 16 B 7604; Köhler 358, 359.
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