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Rummel, Erika 1942-

Overview
Works: 242 works in 769 publications in 3 languages and 26,209 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Church history  Sources  Controversial literature  Paraphrases  Conference papers and proceedings  Personal correspondence  Bibliography  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction, Annotator
Classifications: PA8502.E5, 199.492
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Most widely held works by Erika Rummel
Editing texts from the age of Erasmus : papers given at the Thirtieth annual Conference on Editorial Problems, University of Toronto, 4-5 November 1994 by Conference on Editorial Problems( )

25 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erasmi, published at Amsterdam, and The Collected Works of Erasmus, published at Toronto. While focusing mainly on these particular editions and translations, the contributors also address such common issues as the problem of authorship, the difficulty of deciphering manuscript sources, the identification of minor historical figures, tracing quotations, and the need to produce idiomatically correct modern translations without diverging from the wording of the original source. In addition, the contributors offer valuable insights into the nature and process of scholarly collaboration and informed comment on the circumstances that allow such endeavours to flourish
Erasmus as a translator of the classics by Erika Rummel( )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 1,795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biblical humanism and scholasticism in the age of Erasmus by Rummel( )

18 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout the Middle Ages, dialectical disputation was the prevailing method of scholarly inquiry. In the fifteenth century, however, humanists challenged the scholastic method, proposing instead historical and philological approaches. This volume focuses on the polemic over the right approach to biblical studies. It describes manifestations of the controversy, ranging from its beginnings in quattrocento Italy to Germany, Spain, France, the Netherlands, and scholars associated with the papal court in the sixteenth century. Erasmus, the most prominent biblical humanist of his day, served as a lightning rod for many of the controversies discussed here and has also received much attention from modern scholars. The chapters offered here seek to lend a voice also to Erasmus' critics and to right the balance in a historical narrative that has traditionally favoured the humanists. The contributors include John Monfasani, Daniel Menager, Carlos del Valle Rodriguez, Alejandro Coroleu, Charles Fantazzi, Guy Bedouelle, James Farge, Cecilia Asso, Marcel Gielis, Paolo Sartori, Paul F. Grendler, Nelson H. Minnich, and Ronald K. Delph
The case against Johann Reuchlin : religious and social controversy in sixteenth-century Germany by Erika Rummel( )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2019 in English and held by 1,693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the Reuchlin affair, which developed from Reuchlin's opposition to Johannes Pfefferkorn's attempt to have Jewish books destroyed (in 1509) and became a cause célèbre in the 16th century. The affair involved polemical writings and support or denigration of each side on the part of rulers, clergy, and the populace, in the context of battles between humanists and scholastics and between Catholics and reformers such as Luther. The campaign of Pfefferkorn, a converted Jew, against Jewish books developed into a campaign against Jews and Judaizers (as Reuchlin was portrayed). However, the plot to destroy Jewish books was aborted. Notes that even humanists like Reuchlin, who stressed the Christians' need to study Hebrew, shared the anti-Jewish prejudices of the time. Refers to Pfefferkorn's stridently antisemitic work "The Enemy of the Jews", which condemned the Jews for engaging in usury and for being devious and fraudulent. Pp. 51-164 contain translations of 13 texts and documents of the period
Paraphrase on Mark by Desiderius Erasmus( )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 1,640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erasmus yearned to make the Bible an effective instrument in the reform of society, church, and the life of individuals in the turbulent world of the sixteenth century
Erasmus on women by Desiderius Erasmus( )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although the texts in this collection are by a single author, they offer a kaleidoscope of views current in the Renaissance. Erasmus' comments on women range from ad hoc remarks in his letters to lengthy treatises on marriage and widowhood, from lively dialogues with a mixed cast of virgins and mothers, housewives and harlots, to a funeral oration for a matriarch. Because Erasmus appropriates a variety of voices, the texts offer a mixture of traditional and progressive thought."--Résumé de l'éditeur
The confessionalization of humanism in Reformation Germany by Erika Rummel( )

18 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book deals with the impact of the Reformation debate in Germany on the most prominent intellectual movement of the time: humanism. Although it is true that humanism influenced the course of the Reformation, says Erika Rummel, the dynamics of the relationship are better described by saying that humanism was co-opted, perhaps even exploited, in the religious debate
Apologia qua respondet invectivis Lei ; Responsio ad annotationes Lei by Desiderius Erasmus( )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence of Wolfgang Capito by Wolfgang Capito( )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2020 in English and held by 1,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wolfgang Capito (1478-1541) was one of the most important figures of the Reformation, a leading churchman who turned from Catholic to Protestant. A professor of theology and advisor to the Archbishop of Mainz, he moved to Strasbourg and worked for two decades toward the reformation of the city, which became, after Wittenberg, the most active centre of the Reformation movement. This volume--the first of three--is a fully annotated translation of Capito’s existing correspondence, covering the years 1507-1523. The letters reveal his dialogue with leading humanists and reformers, such as Erasmus and Luther (with whom Capito had a contentious relationship), and reflect the cultural and political milieu of the time. They also offer significant insights into the progress of the Reformation. Erika Rummel’s head- and footnotes provide historical context by identifying classical and biblical quotations as well as persons and places. The volume will aid historians of the Reformation by elucidating as yet imperfectly understood aspects of Capito’s thought, such as his efforts to promote concord between the reformers, his stand in the Eucharistic controversy, the nature and limitations of his tolerance toward Anabaptists, and his views on the relationship between secular and church governments."--
Literary and educational writings by Desiderius Erasmus( )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This final volume in the Literary and Educational Writings contains diverse woks spanning a generation
Erasmus' Annotations on the New Testament : from philologist to theologian by Erika Rummel( )

22 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As well as discussing the contents and aims of the Annotations, Erika Rummel investigates Erasmus' development from philologist to theologian and traces the prepublication history of the New Testament
A Nobel affair : the correspondence between Alfred Nobel and Sofie Hess by Alfred Bernhard Nobel( )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alfred Nobel made his name as an inventor and successful entrepreneur and left a legacy as a philanthropist and promoter of learning and social progress. The correspondence between Nobel and his Viennese mistress, Sofie Hess, shines a light on his private life and reveals a personality that differs significantly from his public image. The letters show him as a hypochondriac and workaholic and as a paranoid, jealous, and patriarchal lover. Indeed, the relationship between the aging Alfred Nobel and the carefree, spendthrift Sofie Hess will strike readers as dysfunctional and worthy of Freudian analysis. Erika Rummel's masterful translation and annotations reveal the value of the letters as commentary on 19th century social mores: the concept of honour and reputation, the life of a "kept" woman, the prevalence of antisemitism, the importance of spas as health resorts and entertainment centres, the position of single mothers, and more generally the material culture of a rich bourgeois gentleman. A Nobel Affair is the first translation into English of the complete correspondence between Alfred Nobel and Sofie Hess."--
Erasmus by Erika Rummel( )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Desiderius Erasmus was one of the most influential writers of his time and widely acclaimed as the principal Northern humanist. Not only was he a man of letters but also a shrewd observer of society, a sharp critic of the institutional Church, and a scholar on the cutting edge of biblical studies. Although not a systematic philosopher or theologian, he left his stamp on the intellectual milieu of his time and was regarded by Catholic apologists as the inspirational source of the Lutheran reformation." "In this book, Erika Rummel introduces readers to Erasmus' ideas on education, piety, social order and the epistemology underpinning his thought. The educational programme proposed by Erasmus aims at creating a Christian humanist, speaking with Ciceronian eloquence and breathing the spirit of the gospel. The perfect piety envisaged by Erasmus involves a progression from the observance of rites to inner devotion and a love of Christ that guides every action."--BOOK JACKET
The correspondence of Wolfgang Capito by Wolfgang Capito( )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The humanist-scholastic debate in the Renaissance & Reformation by Erika Rummel( Book )

19 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the last half of the fifteenth century, the classic Platonic debate over the respective merits of rhetoric and philosophy was replayed in the debate between humanists and scholastics over philology and dialectic. The intense dispute between representatives of the two camps fueled many of the most important intellectual developments of the Renaissance and Reformation. Erika Rummel delves into the extensive primary sources of the times, bringing the issues and their continuing legacy to light and making a valuable contribution to our understanding of the intellectual climate of early modern Europe." "Rummel demonstrates how the passionately fought issue of the period changed focus as humanists such as Lorenzo Valla and Desiderius Erasmus applied philological skills to Scripture. The controversy over form versus content entered a new phase, pitting humanists trained as philologists against scholastic theologians trained as dialecticians. Rummel shows us the framework for the debate still intact as the medium/message dichotomy, and traces its development into quarrels over qualification and entitlement in the academy, as theologians and humanists disputed the intellectual and territorial boundaries of their respective disciplines. Finally, in the first half of the sixteenth century we see the controversy entering the sphere of doctrinal dispute. The question of authority became centered not only on professional competence but also on the more explosive issues of faith and Christian teaching." "This in-depth study will reclaim the attention of those who believe these debates were merely personal and episodic. Rummel's innovative research provides ample evidence that the polemics of the age arose from a fundamental conflict over methodology and the freedom to pursue research."--Jacket
Scheming papists and Lutheran fools : five Reformation satires( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Erasmus reader by Desiderius Erasmus( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... The Erasmus Reader extends this impact to the carrels and desks of beginning and advanced students of Renaissance and Reformation history."
Literary and educational writings by Desiderius Erasmus( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erasmus on Women by Erika Rummel( )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erasmus on Women offers selections from Erasmus' manuals on marriage and widowhood, his rhetorical treatises, and the Colloquies
The confessionalization of humanism in Reformation Germany by Erika Rummel( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this study, Erika Rummel examines the transformation of mental habits and institutions in Reformation Germany under the influence of confessional polarization. More specifically, she shows how the Reformation debate affected humanism." "Rummel deals with such topics as the perceived link between humanists and reformers, the tensions between the two groups over educational ideas, the suppression of skepticism, the social and political pressures that led to career changes and Nicodemism, and the efforts to achieve a religious peace. In each of these areas humanists attempted to inject their own ideas into the Reformation debate, but often these ideas were reshaped and resurfaced in a form that was far removed from its original humanistic context."--Jacket
 
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Literary and educational writings
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The case against Johann Reuchlin : religious and social controversy in sixteenth-century GermanyThe confessionalization of humanism in Reformation GermanyApologia qua respondet invectivis Lei ; Responsio ad annotationes LeiThe correspondence of Wolfgang CapitoErasmusThe humanist-scholastic debate in the Renaissance & ReformationScheming papists and Lutheran fools : five Reformation satiresThe Erasmus reader
Alternative Names
Rummel, E.

Rummel, E. 1942-

Rummel, Erica 1942-

Rummel, Erika

Languages
English (251)

Spanish (1)

Italian (1)