Cardinal Contarini at Regensburg
204 Pages

Cardinal Contarini at Regensburg


204 Pages


The aim of this book is to demonstrate that the sixteenth-century "ecumenical movement," and in particular, the colloquy between Catholics and Protestants at Regensburg in 1541, was by no means an idle "dream of an understanding," doomed from the start. Contarini's campaign for reconciliation mirrors the richness and elusiveness of pre-Tridentine Catholicism. It was the clash of cultures and politics as much as purely theological considerations that led to the failure of the Regensburg colloquy. Contarini was not without sympathy for Lutheran theology until faced by the full implications of a Protestant church and a Protestant culture. He then retreated, first to a confessional Catholicism, then to an intolerant Curialism.



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Published 24 September 2014
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Wipf and Stock Publishers 199 W 8th Ave, Suite 3 Eugene, OR 97401 Cardinal Contarini at Regensburg By Matheson, Peter Copyright©1972 by Matheson, Peter ISBN 13: 9781498204668 Publication date 9/10/2014 Previously published by Oxford University Press, 1972