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New publication "Konfessionsbildung im Zweiten Abendmahlsstreit (1552–1558/59)" by Corinna Ehlers
Corinna Ehlers, member of the academic staff at the IEG, has published her dissertation "Konfessionsbildung im Zweiten Abendmahlsstreit (1552-1558/59)" from Mohr Siebeck in the renowned series "Spätmittelalter, Humanismus, Reformation".

The Second Lord's Supper Controversy (1552-1558/59) is one of the most important events for the separation between Lutheranism and Reformed church. Corinna Ehlers presents a new analysis in the context of recent confessional research. The theological controversy reveals itself as a conflict of reformatory normative ideas of identity, which was just as much linked to church-political developments in the empire as it was to the situation of Protestants in other European countries. Next to John Calvin and the Hamburg pastor Joachim Westphal, the study includes numerous actors who have received little attention so far. As a result, the study presents a nuanced picture of the diversity of reformatory perspectives around 1550, the gradual emergence of confessional boundaries, but also the persistent ambiguities in relations within the Protestant Church.

Corinna Ehlers was a Doctoral Fellow at the IEG from 2017–2018. Since 2018, she is member of the academic staff at the IEG in the project "Religious peace treaties". During her time as a Doctoral Fellow, she worked on her dissertation.

Corinna Ehlers
Konfessionsbildung im Zweiten Abendmahlsstreit (1552–1558/59)
2021. XVI, 650 Seiten.
Spätmittelalter, Humanismus, Reformation / Studies in the Late Middle Ages, Humanism, and the Reformation 120
Mohr Siebeck
ISBN 978-3-16-159236-2