The presentation of the first two volumes of the Karlstadt Critical Edition on April 26, 2017, was introduced by Professor Thomas Kaufmann. Professor Ulrich Bubenheimer gave a lecture about the 151 theses of Karlstadt. Videos of their contributions can be seen here: Introductory lecture by Professor Thomas … [Read more...]
Karlstadt Critical Edition 1507-1518
On April 26, 2017, the Edition officially celebrated the publication of the first two volumes of the Karlstadt Critical Edition in conjunction with the 500th Anniversary of the posting of Karlstadt's 151 Thesen. The volumes (KGK I/1 and I/2), available through Gütersloher Verlagshaus, include Karlstadt's letters and … [Read more...]
What’s in a Face?
In books and contributions about Andreas Bodenstein von Karlstadt, depictions can be found which have influenced his reception in significant ways until the present day. The image of Karlstadt as the „negroid-looking“ dissident was firmly established by the beginning of the second half of the last century. In … [Read more...]
Sherlock Holmes would have relished this one!
Five hundred years ago, give or take a couple of years, a professor gives a lecture to his students. It’s no ordinary professor, though, and no usual students; no sleepy university campus, either. This is Wittenberg, 1517, we’re talking about, on the cusp of things extraordinary. Spring time - in more senses than … [Read more...]
Karlstadt’s Autographs: burnt at the stake?
A grand total of 166 letters written by, or addressed to Andreas Bodenstein von Karlstadt are known to us. With great variations in frequency, they spread over the course of 32 years (from 1509 to 1541). It is notable that no less than 53 are addressed to Georg Spalatin (1484-1545). They alone comprise almost one third … [Read more...]