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Fritz Büsser, Die Prophezei. Humanismus und Refomation in Zürich. Ausgewählte Aufsätze und Vorträge zu seinem 70. Geburtstag am 12. Februar 1993, hg. von Alfred Schindler, Bern 1994 (Zürcher Beiträge zur Reformationsgeschichte 17)

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Buchbesprechungen Countries have been enlisted by the Guise to destroy Geneva so completely that «toute l'eau de la Saone ou du Rosne ne suffiroit pour esteindre le feu...» (#1257). Beza waits and worries surely this is life sub cruce. The eighteenth volume of Beza's Correspondance deserves our highest praise. The equipe of M. Dufour, Mme. Nicoliier, and M. Bodenmann have again succeeded through meticulous editing and copious annotations to dis- play the lustre of this valuable source. Their willingness to attend to criticisms and suggestions of reviewers of past volumes (see the ever growing addenda et corrigenda!) has payed dividends. The present fascicle is more user-friend- ly, thanks to the editors' decision to signal biographical Information from past volumes about each of Beza's correspondents. The letters continue to provide unexpected insights: Beza's low opinion of Navarre in 1577, as well as the reformer's assertion that he has finished an initial draft of the Paraphrase des Psaumes in this same year (#1281), challenge Edward Goselin's thesis that these paraphrases were intended to portray «the nature of the holy kingship to be constituted in France by Henri de Navarre» even while promoting Huguenot resistance to the Valois monarchy (David in Tempore Belli, in: Sixteenth Cen- tury Journal VII, 1976, Nr. 2, p. 31). Such conspiracy theories aside, the eigh- teenth volume of Beza's correspondence provides a fascinating picture of the reformed in tempore belli, fighting Catholics, debating Lutherans, and batt- ling their own fears. Scott M. Manetsch, Tucson Fritz Büsser, Die Prophezei. Humanismus und Reformation in Zürich. Aus- gewählte Aufsätze und Vorträge zu seinem 70. Geburtstag am 12. Februar 1993 hrsg. von Alfred Schindler, Bern: Lang 1994 (Zürcher Beiträge zur Reforma- tionsgeschichte 17), 241 S., ISBN 3-906752-60-7, Fr. 70.- Aus dieser umfangreichen Sammlung von älteren und neuen Aufsätzen, die zum Teil erstmals in deutscher Sprache erscheinen, läßt s

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