Humanism, Historical Consciousness, and Philosophies of the Reformation


2018 Documentary: Ad Fontes, Ad Radices – Humanism, Historical Consciousness, and Philosophies of the Reformation

Thanks to a few recent donations, I got myself a new video editing software and decided to animate my most recent talk instead of using the usual static image. It took me way more time than it should have, so hopefully it is useful to someone out there, especially those who want to go beyond the stock Reformation/Luther documentaries and get into more detail.

>inb4 art historians complain about anachronisms; I’m aware of the sins I have committed, but you’ll see I at least tried harder than the people over at Ancient Aliens.


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Brady Jr., Thomas A. The Politics of the Reformation in Germany: Jacob Sturm (1489-1553). New Jersey: Humanities Press, 1997. (

Cameron, Euan. The European Reformation (2nd Ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. (

Moeller, Bernd. Imperial Cities and the Reformation. Durham: The Labyrinth Press, 1982. (

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Roper, Lyndal. Martin Luther: Renagade and Prophet. London: The Bodley Head, 2016. (

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Tracy, James D. Erasmus of the Low Countries. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1996. (

Walsham, Alexandra. “Migrations of the Holy: Explaining Religious Change in Medieval and Early Modern Europe.” Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 44 (2), 2014: 241-280.

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