The Colloquy of Montbeliard: Religion and Politics in the Sixteenth Century

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Aftermath (1): Polemics and Politics
The colloquy not only failed to unite Lutherans and Calvinists but fanned polemical flames and resulted in a bitter publishing war. In spite of Beza's plea that notaries be engaged to produce a protocol that the collocutors could sign, this was not done. Instead, Lucas Osiander and others of Andreae's party kept notes that Andreae then used to produce Acta of the colloquy, thereby touching off an exchange that ended only with a publication from Andreae so vitriolic that Beza chose silence.The declared reason for publishing the Acta was a scurrilous pseudonymous letter that was a Calvinist response to published letters from Tübingen exulting in the Württembergers' victory, saying that Beza had been so soundly defeated that he had left the colloquy in tears. 1None of the postcolloquial claims were borne out by the brief, sober summary of the colloquy that was written and signed on March 29, 1586. The document briefly states the reason, conditions, and results of the colloquy, namely:
1. Count Frederick convened it at the instigation of the French exiles.
2. There was no official protocol made so that their discussions could proceed peacefully and informally.
3. The collocutors were not speaking for their churches but as individual theologians.
4. While there was agreement on the fifth article regarding images in the churches, there was so little agreement on the remaining four articles that neither side was reconciled to the other.
5. In fact, the collocutors referred to their own publications and came to no new conclusions.
6. Lastly, whatever notes had been taken were not to have the force of an authentic, authorized protocol. 2

The summary document was signed by the members of each team.

In spite of this agreement, Andreae set about preparing for a major publication that would look like a verbatim account of the colloquy. His actions had been predicted by Ludwig Lavater in a letter to Beza dated January 19/29,

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Acknowledgments v
  • Contents vii
  • Foreword ix
  • Abbreviations xiii
  • Introduction 3
  • Notes 10
  • 1 - Ancient Liberties and Evangelical Reform 11
  • Notes 32
  • 2 - The Political Background 45
  • Notes 60
  • 3 - The Lord's Supper 73
  • Notes 100
  • 4 - The Person of Christ 110
  • Notes 126
  • 5 - Images, Baptism, and Predestination 134
  • 6 - Aftermath (1): Polemics and Politics 160
  • Notes 176
  • 7 - Aftermath (2): The Larger Scene 187
  • Notes 192
  • Appendix 1 Appendix: in Which Is Taught, What Was Done, Regarding the Communication and Protest of the French Exiles After the Colloquy of Montbéliard 197
  • Notes 201
  • Appendix 2 - Instrument 203
  • Appendix 3 207
  • Note 210
  • Bibliography of Works Cited 211
  • Index 221
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