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Backus, Irena 1950-

Overview
Works: 219 works in 545 publications in 7 languages and 7,396 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Church history  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Commentaries  Controversial literature  Bio-bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Director, Contributor, Creator, Opponent
Classifications: BR307, 270.107
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Most widely held works by Irena Backus
The reception of the church fathers in the West : from the Carolingians to the Maurists( Book )

27 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1000-page English-language reference work has been produced with the collaboration of 23 scholars from Europe and North America and is intended as a guide to some of the most important developments in the history of the reception of the Church Fathers in the West, from the Carolingians to the Maurists. Particular emphasis is placed on the history of patristic scholarship which, unlike classical scholarship, has tended to be neglected by historians. However, the reception of patristic doctrines and ideas is also included and patristic scholarship is placed in its doctrinal and cultural context. Articles do not confine themselves to summarising what has been done on a particular topic, but also suggest new approaches and areas of research to be opened up. In order to make this volume useful to graduate students and scholars from non-theological disciplines, full relevant bibliographical information is provided. The volume addresses the following general questions: (1) what is meant by the "Fathers"; (2) the problems of patristic as opposed to Scriptural authority; (3) the types (and amount) of patristic material available and the problems of attribution and misattribution; (4) the uses made of the Fathers in constituting a theological doctrine and in response to a doctrinal difference; (5) the abuses made of the Fathers, i.e. overly tendentious or polemical uses; (6) the value of the Greek and Latin Fathers; (7) the use made of the Fathers in defining heresy and orthodoxy. The volume is intended to open up a field of studies and is the first-ever work of its kind. - Publisher
Reformation readings of the Apocalypse : Geneva, Zurich, and Wittenberg by Irena Backus( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book offers an extended essay in the history of biblical interpretation. Irena Backus examines the fate of the Apocalypse at the hands of early Protestants in three centers of the Reformation: Geneva, Zurich, and Wittenberg. Breaking away from the received view of the Reformation as a future-directed movement, she shows that the most important sixteenth-century reformed commentators of the Apocalypse of John remained heavily indebted to their patristic and medieval sources and were conservative in their estimation of the text's eschatological significance. Backus shows that the prevailing division of the text into seven sections, going back to Bede, meant that reformed commentators paid much greater attention to the trial and tribulations of the church, past and present, than to the imminence of the Last Judgment. Lutheran commentators, on the other hand, were more overtly future-oriented and emphasized the importance of the text for their era. Backus also offers new and significant information about methods of commenting on a biblical text that most reformers found rebarbative, sometimes to the point of questioning its canonicity." "This study focuses on theologians who commented on the Apocalypse in the period 1528-84 without commenting on the whole of the New Testament. As a result, several forgotten or unknown commentaries are brought to light here, particularly those of Antoine du Pinet, Leo Jud, Theodore Bibliander, Heinrich Bullinger, Nicolas Colladon, David Chytraeus, and Nicolaus Selnecker. By shedding new light on the place of the Apocalypse in the religious and cultural context of the Reformation, Backus makes an important contribution to the history of Christian thought in Europe. Her book is for scholars of theology, Reformation history, the history of biblical exegesis, and anyone interested in the Apocalypse of John and its reception in the West."--Jacket
Historical method and confessional identity in the era of the Reformation, 1378-1615 by Irena Backus( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betr. u.a. Sebastian Castellio und den Druck bzw. die Rezeption von Werken der Kirchenväter in Basel
Bibliotheca dissidentium : répertoire des non-conformistes religieux des seizième et dix-septième siècles by Alastair Hamilton( Book )

46 editions published between 1981 and 1994 in 5 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reformed roots of the English New Testament : the influence of Theodore Beza on the English New Testament by Irena Backus( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calvin and his influence, 1509-2009 by Irena Backus( Book )

17 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume collects papers initially written as the plenary addresses for the largest international scholarly conference held in connection with the 500th anniversary of Calvin's birth, organized in Geneva by the Institute of Reformation History
Life writing in Reformation Europe : lives of reformers by friends, disciples and foes by Irena Backus( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betr. u.a. Oswald Myconius und seine "Vita Zwinglii" sowie die von Wolfgang Capito verfasste "Vita" des Johannes Oekolampad
Théodore de Bèze, 1519-1605 : actes du colloque de Genève, septembre 2005 by Institut d'histoire de la Réformation( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ces contributions tissent les liens entre les intérêts littéraires du réformateur et ses travaux de traduction et d'exégèse biblique, son engagement politique et son engagement confessionnel, son activité pastorale et ses relations avec les autorités civiles, ses prises de position juridiques et la théologie
Théorie et pratique de l'exégèse : actes du troisième Colloque international sur l'histoire de l'exégèse biblique au XVIe siècle, Genève, 31 août-2 septembre 1988 by International Colloquy on the History of Biblical Exegesis in the Sixteenth Century( Book )

14 editions published in 1990 in French and Multiple languages and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enarratio in Evangelion Iohannis (1528, 1530, 1536) by Martin Bucer( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leibniz : protestant theologian by Irena Backus( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Irena Backus offers the first examination of Leibniz as both scholar and theologian in more than four hundred years, illuminating the relationship between metaphysics and theology in Leibniz's handling of key theological issues of his time: predestination, sacred history, the Eucharist, and efforts for a union between Lutherans and Catholics and between Lutherans and Calvinists. Drawing on a wide range of Leibniz's writings, Backus carefully presents the philosophical points and counterpoints of Leibniz's positions. She shows how Leibniz's essentially Lutheran nonorthodox theology was reconciled with his philosophy and demonstrates that Leibniz was not a typical Lutheran: the solutions he sought to the problems of confessional division were more philosophical than theological, and his view of sacred history was intended to vindicate his theodicy. Leibniz's unique integration of theology into philosophy proved satisfactory neither to theologians nor to many philosophers of his time. This study delves into a wealth of previously unexplored material, and includes the first-ever English translation of the Unvorgreiffliches Bedencken. It will be an important contribution to the history of ideas, and to understanding Leibniz's place in the mainstream Protestant theology of his time"--
La patristique et les guerres de religion en France : étude de l'activité littéraire de Jacques de Billy (1535-1581) O.S.B., d'après le MS. Sens 167 et les sources imprimées by Irena Backus( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in French and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures humanistes de Basile de Césarée : traductions latines (1439-1618) by Irena Backus( Book )

11 editions published in 1990 in French and Undetermined and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guillaume Postel et Jean Boulaese : De summopere (1566) et Le miracle de Laon (1566) by Guillaume Postel( Book )

13 editions published in 1995 in 3 languages and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Document de première importance pour l'histoire culturelle de l'époque des Guerres de religion, ces deux écrits paraissent ici dans une édition critique, accompagnée de la traduction française du récit latin et de notes pour le premier. Le second texte est reproduit dans les cinq langues d'origine, dont le français, accompagné de notes
The disputations of Baden, 1526, and Berne, 1528 : neutralizing the early Church by Irena Backus( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Bucer apocryphe et authentique : études de bibliographie et d'exégèse by Irena Backus( Book )

14 editions published in 1983 in French and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le miracle de Laon : le déraisonnable, le raisonnable, l'apocalyptique et le politique dans les récits du Miracle de Laon, 1566-1578 by Irena Backus( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in French and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Logique et théologie au XVIe siècle : aux sources de l'argumentation de Martin Bucer by Irena Backus( Book )

14 editions published in 1980 in French and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La vraie piété" : divers traités de Jean Calvin et Confession de foi de Guillaume Farel by Jean Calvin( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in French and Undetermined and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les sept visions et la fin des temps : les commentaires genevois de l'Apocalypse entre 1539 et 1584 by Irena Backus( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in French and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Reformation readings of the Apocalypse : Geneva, Zurich, and Wittenberg
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Backus, I. 1950-

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Reformation readings of the Apocalypse : Geneva, Zurich, and WittenbergHistorical method and confessional identity in the era of the Reformation, 1378-1615The reformed roots of the English New Testament : the influence of Theodore Beza on the English New TestamentCalvin and his influence, 1509-2009Life writing in Reformation Europe : lives of reformers by friends, disciples and foes