The foundation of the Reformation Studies Institute in 1993 reflects the university's continuing commitment to enhancing St Andrews' established reputation in this field of scholarship. In the centuries since the Reformation St Andrews has cultivated a tradition of excellence in Reformation studies. Its library boasts a rich collection which has been carefully developed over the years and which dates back to contemporary works from the reformers' own libraries. The Institute provides a focus for the university's advanced work in this area.

For more information please visit the St Andrews Reformation Studies Institute home page.

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  • Latin books published in Paris, 1501-1540 

    Mullins, Sophie (University of St Andrews, 2014-06) - Thesis
    This is a study of the Parisian Latin book industry in the first four decades of the sixteenth century. It challenges the assumption that the Reformation brought about a profound change in the European print world. Luther’s ...
  • The cult of Corpus Christi in early modern Bavaria : pilgrimages, processions, and confraternities between 1550 and 1750 

    Pentzlin, Nadja Irmgard (University of St Andrews, 2015-06-25) - Thesis
    Transubstantiation and the cult of Corpus Christi became crucial Counter-Reformation symbols which were assigned an even more significant role during the process of Catholic renewal from the mid-sixteenth to the mid-eighteenth ...
  • Propaganda and persuasion in the early Scottish Reformation, c.1527-1557 

    Tapscott, Elizabeth L. (University of St Andrews, 2013-11-30) - Thesis
    The decades before the Scottish Reformation Parliament of 1560 witnessed the unprecedented use of a range of different media to disseminate the Protestant message and to shape beliefs and attitudes. By placing these works ...
  • The Bernese disputations of 1532 and 1538 : a historical and theological analysis 

    Eccher, Stephen Brett (University of St Andrews, 2011-11) - Thesis
    Given the relative paucity of treatments relating to both the 1532 and 1538 Bern Gespräche, alongside a growing historiography which has offered a clearer understanding of the backdrop around which these two debates were ...
  • The Reformation in Fife, 1560-1640 

    McCallum, John (University of St Andrews, 2008-11-27) - Thesis
    This thesis traces the establishment and development of a functioning reformed church in the parishes of Fife after the official Reformation of 1560. Based principally on archival sources, especially the records of the ...

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