Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Roman Catholic Books and Articles About the Reformation and Luther

I entitled this blog Beggars All: Reformation and Apologetics because the emphasis of what's posted is geared toward presenting a defense of the Protestant Reformation. When I come across an argument, often I end up tracing it back to books or articles written by the defenders of Rome. Below is a list of Roman Catholics books (and a few articles) that are available on-line, as well as some others that I refer to (perhaps they'll be online someday). The majority of the Roman Catholic authors below I would classify as hostile to Luther particularly and the Reformation in general, many of them belonging to the pre-Lortz period of Roman Catholic scholarship.

Many of these sources below are written by very able historians, and not everything presented is erroneous. Most often it is not the facts that are wrong but rather the interpretation of the facts. A particular worldview and underlying presuppositions will determine the interpretation of history. I've found valuable information in many of the books listed below. The list will be updated as I come across more resources.

Why would I post this? Because these are the sources I often use, so I like to have them readily available.

Exsurge Domine (June 15, 1520)

Decet Romanum Pontificem (Papal Bull on the Condemnation and Excommunication of Martin Luther, the Heretic, and his Followers, January 3, 1521)

The Edict of Worms (May 25, 1521)

Belloc, Hilaire (1870-1953)
The Great Heresies
What Was the Reformation?

Bossuet, Jacques-Benigne (1627-1704)
The History of the Variations of the Protestant Churches (1688)

Cochlaeus, Johannes (1479-1552)
The Deeds and Writings of Martin Luther 1517-1546 (pdf)

Cobbett, William
A History of the Protestant Reformation in England and Ireland (New edition, nd)

Denifle, Heinrich (1844-1905)
Luther and Lutherdom  Part 1(1917)
Luther und Lutherdom, vol. 1 (1904) (German)

deSales, Francis (1567-1622)
The Catholic Controversy

Döllinger , Johann Joseph Ignaz von (1799-1890)
A History of the Church vol. I (1840)
A History of the Church vol. II (1840)
A History of the Church vol. III (1841)
A History of the Church vol. IV (1842)
Die Reformation: Ihre innere Entwicklung und ihre Wirkungen im Umfange des lutherischen Bekentnisses (vol. 1) (1846)
Die Reformation: Ihre innere Entwicklung und ihre Wirkungen im Umfange des lutherischen Bekentnisses (vol. 1) (1851)
Die Reformation: Ihre innere Entwicklung und ihre Wirkungen im Umfange des lutherischen Bekentnisses (vol. 2) (1842)
Die Reformation: Ihre innere Entwicklung und ihre Wirkungen im Umfange des lutherischen Bekentnisses (vol. 3) (1848)

Dublin Review
The Reformation Described by the Reformers (Sept. 1848)

Eck, Johann (1486-1543)
Enchiridion of Commonplaces of John Eck Against Martin Luther and His Followers
Johann Eck's 404 Theses, 1530

Erasmus, Desiderius (1466-1536)
Discourse on Free Will
Hyperaspistes 2, Vol. 2

Ganss, George (1855-1912)
Catholic Encyclopedia article on Luther
Lutheranism entry in the Catholic Encyclopedia

Graham, Henry
Where We Got the Bible: Our Debt to the Catholic Church


Grisar, Hartmann (1845-1932)
Luther Vol. I (London, 1914) (English)
Luther Vol. II (London, 1913) (English)
Luther Vol. III (London, 1914) (English)
Luther Vol. IV (London, 1915) (English)
Luther Vol. V (London, 1916) (English)
Luther Vol. VI (London, 1917) (English)

Martin Luther, His Life and His Work (Newman Press, 1950) [Search Engine]

Luther Vol. 1 (1911) (German)
Luther Vol. 2 (1911) (German)
Luther Vol. 3 (1912) (German)

Henry VIII (1491-1547)
Defense of the Seven Sacraments (1521)

Hughes, Philip (1985-1967)
A History of the Church vol. I
A History of the Church Vol. III The Revolt Against the Church

Janssen, Johannes (1829-1891)
History of the German people at the close of the Middle Ages (Volume 1)
History of the German people at the close of the Middle Ages (Volume 2)
History of the German people at the close of the Middle Ages (Volume 3)
History of the German people at the close of the Middle Ages (Volume 4)
History of the German people at the close of the Middle Ages (Volume 5)
History of the German people at the close of the Middle Ages (Volume 6)
History of the German people at the close of the Middle Ages (Volume 7)
History of the German people at the close of the Middle Ages (Volume 8)
History of the German people at the close of the Middle Ages (Volume 9)
History of the German people at the close of the Middle Ages (Volume 10)
History of the German people at the close of the Middle Ages (Volume 11)
History of the German people at the close of the Middle Ages (Volume 12)
History of the German people at the close of the Middle Ages (Volume 13)
History of the German people at the close of the Middle Ages (Volume 14)
History of the German people at the close of the Middle Ages (Volume 15)
History of the German people at the close of the Middle Ages (Volume 16)
History of the German people at the close of the Middle Ages (Index)

Kirsch, Johann Peter (1861-1941)
Reformation entry in the Catholic Encyclopedia

Lagrange, M.J. (1855-1938)
Luther on the Eve of His Revolt (1917)
The Meaning of Christianity According to Luther (1920)

Maritain, Jacques (1882-1973)
Three Reformers (1936)

O'Connor, Henry

Luther's own statements concerning his teaching and its results: Taken exclusively from the earliest and best editions of Luther's German and Latin works (1884)

Luther's own statements concerning his teaching and its results: Taken exclusively from the earliest and best editions of Luther's German and Latin works (1885) (Third Edition)

O'Hare, Patrick (1848-1926)
The Facts About Luther (1916)

Pope Leo X (1475-1521)
Exurge Domine (1520)

Rumble, Leslie (1892-1975)
Radio Replies vol. I (1938)
Radio Replies vol. II (1940)
Radio Replies vol. III (1942)
Radio Replies vol. IV (1954)
Radio Replies vol. V (1972)

Spalding, M.J.
The History of the Protestant reformation in Germany and Switzerland vol 1 (1865)

Tetzel, Johann (1465-1519)
Rebuttal Against Luther's Sermon on Indulgences and Grace (Vorlegung wider einen vermessenen Sermon)

Wilhelm, J
Protestantism entry in the Catholic Encyclopedia

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