Dick Wursten

Dick Wursten

Doctor of Theology

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Dick Wursten, independent scholar. Uses his historical literacy and theological background to better understand people living in the past, preferentially in the 16th century.

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This article, the first of two, presents various aspects of two major letters that Rémy Guédon, printer and bookseller in Strasbourg, sent from Paris to Konrad Hubert in Strasburg in 1549 and from Frankfurt to Martin Bucer, the reformer, originally from the Strasburg region, now in Cambridge, England, in 1550. Guédon was planning to join Bucer as h...
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Based on a new reading of primary sources the ‘Ferrarese imbroglio of 1536’ (a religious scandal in Ferrara involving the Court of the Duchess, Renée de France) is reconstructed. Jean Calvin's involvement in the ‘imbroglio’ is routinely recounted and his meeting with the Duchess has achieved canonical status. Analyzing the origin, birth and growth...
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Synopsis: Enkele vreemde woorden en zinswendingen in het gedicht Scheppinge van Jacob Revius worden in dit artikel door de auteur opnieuw onder de loep genomen. Hij suggereert dat veel interpretatoren die woorden te snel hebben wegverklaard, omdat zij meenden te weten wat Revius bedoelde. De auteur gaat er van uit dat Revius goed wist wat hij deed...
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Article in Dutch, with English summary The origin of the imagery in three poems (the English and Dutch being translations of the French original) is traced back to Pythagoras, and via Boethuis to Honorius of Autun (as one for many Medieval authors). ENGLISH SUMMARY The title: The world as a Lute / about the origin of a poem by Jacob Revius, Simon...
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Based on a number of letters written by Jeanne Moerentorf (Moretus) to her uncle, Balthasar Moretus (then head of the Plantin Press) the early history of the Convent of the Annonciade in Antwerp is sketched. Balthasar was the 'spiritual father' (financial sponsor) of this Convent and his cousin Jeanne was the Mother Superior until her death in 165...
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Overview (xlsx) of all Psalms (and hymns) of the original Geneva Psalter, listing the names of the authors, the first date of publication of both the final texts and the final tunes. Caveat: the tunes changed a lot during the original process (from 1539-1562) and sometimes were replaced. In this list only the tunes of 1562 are taken into account. T...
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If our thoughts are not God’s thoughts, if there is a strange and alien quality to the message of the scripture, then relevance is not the issue: the address is the issue. The factual address of the New Testament cannot be known by a reliance upon the past, since the fact of faith is that the kingdom of God always breaks in upon this present age th...
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Poging om via de analyse van een fictieve discussie (ruzie) tussen Chris en Ivo over 'schepping en/of evolutie' dit thema bevattelijk te maken, ook voor buitenstaanders. Ook het feit dat dit onderwerp zulke heftige emoties losmaakt, wordt behandeld. De poging is bedoeld om beider 'Anliegen' (vaak verborgen, en onbewust) zichtbaar te maken. Zo word...
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Inleiding op het Geneefse Psalter, geschreven voor het Sweelinck Monument (Harry van der Kamp, Gesualdoconsort), deel IIA De ontstaansgeschiedenis vanaf Clément Marot t/m de uitgave van de CL Pseaumes in 1562, literair, liturgisch en musicologisch.
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De complexe wordingsgeschiedenis van het Geneefse Psalter )1539-1562) is nog steeds af te lezen uit het melodisch materiaal. Elk stadium is in het eindproduct nog aanwezig. Dit document geeft de laatste stand van zaken betreffende het auteurschap (componist) van de 128 melodieën van het Psalter.
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There is hardly an ancient text, that has such a fascinating history of cultural transmission, translation, transformation (positive and negative), as the Psalms. They are so many things at the same time: Ancient poems from a now lost Middle-East culture, part of the Holy Scripture of the Jewish people read and prayed by them for more than 2500 yea...
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The history of 'religion' (a genealogical approach, style 'Foucault') focussing on the history of warfare between indidivual freedom of conviction and institutionally organized religions. CONTENTS: Four chapters sketch 1. the ambivalence of the term 'religion' itself (a western christian concept, which has to be deconstructed to address phenomena...
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This book is a simplified but complete version of the well-known electronic database GLN15-16. According to Gilmont, the database (which can be accessed online at http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/bge/gln/) is as good as complete. In celebration, this single-volumed tome was published, containing all 3684 entries, chronologically ordered. If a copy...
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François Vatable was a collaborator of Jacques Lefèvre d’Etaples at the Faculty of Arts in Paris in the 1510s. He translated, coedited, and published Old and New Latin translations of Greek philosophical texts (mainly Aristotle). He also assisted Lefèvre in the Evangelical reform experiment in the diocese of Meaux (1521–1525). In 1530, he became th...
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Zelf zeggen biblicisten altijd dat ze niets spectaculairs doen. Ze ‘nemen de bijbel gewoon letterlijk’, met de stille ondertoon: wat is daar nou verkeerd aan!? Niets natuurlijk, maar ze vergeten iets. Voor ze bijbel letterlijk zijn gaan nemen, hebben ze het boek wel eerst weggenomen uit de gewone wereld der menselijke dingen door het van kaft tot k...
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Review article, summarising and evaluating this important Doctoral Thesis about Clément Marot
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Op 5 september 1914 wordt Paul Ehrhardt als Duits spion geëxecuteerd te Zwijndrecht. Zijn naam verschijnt later in de oorlog zowel in Duitsland als Groot-Brittanië in een propagandistische context. De wijze waarop ds. J.D. Domela Nieuwenhuis van de executie verslag heeft gedaan, wordt benut door de Duitse propagandamachine, terwijl een voor-oorlogs...
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Op 5 september 1914 wordt Paul Ehrhardt als Duits spion geëxecuteerd in Zwijndrecht. Zijn naam verschijnt later in de oorlog zowel in Duitsland als Groot-Brittanië in een propagandistische context. De wijze waarop ds. J.D. Domela Nieuwenhuis van de executie verslag heeft gedaan, wordt benut door de Duitse propagandamachine, terwijl een voor-oorlogs...
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Elaborate book review. Just a quote for the curious: On occasion the irony gets a cynical undertone, e.g. when she comments on the prophet Hosea who had to marry a prostitute: “Ozéé acheta une femme adultère à 15 pièces d’argent et deux mesures de froment. Ce qui n’est pas cher si elle est jolie” (p. 558). In one point she was ahead of her time. Wh...
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De vergeten hugenotenpsalters van Poitiers, Parijs en Lyon Een kanttekening bij het 450-jarig jubileum van het Geneefse Psalter Het Geneefse Psalter met z'n 150 berijmde psalmen is ons zo vertrouwd dat we ergens het gevoel hebben dat het 'er altijd al geweest is', zeker als je er van kindsbeen af mee vertrouwd bent. Pas 'bij het opwassen en na br...
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English (partly also Dutch) version of : Dick Wursten, « Marot, était-il aussi parmi les rabbins » article published in ‘Bulletin de la Société d’Histoire du Protestantisme Français’ 158 (2012), 235-258 (de facto : this is the draft paper for the French article). Summary The fear that perusing Jewish and more particularly rabbinical exegetical insi...
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The fear that perusing Jewish and more particularly rabbinical exegetical insights (propagated by Martin Bucer, used by Marotfor his versifications and greeted with open arms by philologists and neolatin poets) might undermine the Christian claim that the O. T. announces Christ, led to the suppression ofthis influence in the second half of the 16th...
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CD Booklet, accompanying a CD with different Psalm recordings, added to a special issue of the 'Bulletin d'Histoire du Protestantisme Français', on the occasions of the 450th Anniversary of the Geneva Psalter (1562-2012).
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François Vatable (born late 15th Century, died 1547), appointed in 1530 as royal lecturer of Hebrew in Paris) is mainly, if not exclusively, remembered for his collaboration with Robert Estienne in the production of the famous 1545 Latin Bible in which the old Bible translation (Vulgate) and a new one directly translated from the Hebrew are printed...
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What is attracted musicians to Marot’s texts, and made them prefer his texts above those of other poets? This is my answer: It is the inherent musical quality of his poetic output, combined with the refinement of the traditional form of lyrical chanson, which leads to the paradoxical conclusion that their success was basically their conventionality...
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REVIEW: The publication of this book marks the third contribution to the study of the Huguenot Psalter by the Strasbourg choirmaster and publicist, Robert Weeda.His first book, Le psautier de Calvin sketched the receptionof the Geneva Psalter. It mainly focused on the practice of singing; his secondbook,L’“Église des français” de Strasbourg highlig...
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In this paper my claim is that the juxtaposition of the historical and the Christological, which is so characteristic for the era of the Reformation (but not completely new: we find it also with Nicholas of Lyra ) is only seemingly peaceful; in reality they are in opposition, because they belong to two opposing streams of interpretation (conflictin...
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The article suggests that viewing the French poet, Clement Marot, as a ‘learned poet’ opens up new possibilities both for understanding why he translated the Classics and for better appreciation of how he versified the Hebrew Psalter. It outlines the Renaissance rediscovery of medieval Jewish exegetes and how the Strasbourg Reformer, Martin Bucer,...
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That the French court poet Clément Marot (born in Cahors in 1496) died in Turin in 1544 has always been known; that his life-long friend Lyon Jamet wrote an epitaph for his tomb and had it engraved in marble, also. That the epitaph was effaced and the tomb could not be found was generally accepted. Combining factual information con-sisting of sixte...
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Famous mainly for his chansons and epigrams, the French poet Clément Marot (1496-1544) also supplied the texts for the Huguenot Psalter. Did he only paraphrase the Psalms to do Marguerite de Navarre, the leading lady of reform-oriented France, a favour, or was there more to it? This book offers a new approach to this question, which has got stuck i...
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Bibliography and index of the book with the same title.
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Similar to the reappropriation of the pejorative name gueux ('beggars') by the league of noblemen in the Low Countries in 1566 transforming it into a proud party title, the originally offensive term 'queer' is nowadays used with pride (yet not uncontested) by people who are homosexual, bisexual, transgender etc. As a sociological umbrella term, it...
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This is a review. So just read it.
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In both popular and scholarly literature, the offering of an early manuscript of the Trente Pseaulmes by Clément Marot to the Emperor Charles V, passing through France in the winter of 1539–1540, is presented as a matter of fact, often combined with an identification of this manuscript with Ms. Cod. Vind. 2644 (Vienna, Staatsbibliothek).1 The fact...
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Marot's epistle to Monsieur Bouchart, a doctor of Theology, is usually interpreted as referring to his imprisonment in 1526. In it, an accusation of Lutheranism is connected with a denunciation by an offended woman and/or a breaking of the Lenten fast. In this essay the author first shows that this interpretation leaves a number of fundamental ques...
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Tthesis about Clement Marot and the 'reform-oriented' movement (les 'evangeliques') in France. This is a preparatory study for my Doctoral Thesis about 'Clement Marot and Religion) -- in DUTCH
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Het ambt in de gereformeerde traditie, met bijzondere aandacht voor Calvijn en Noordmans. Een herbezinning op grond vand een confrontatie tussen de 'realiteit' (hoe het ambt, ambtsdragers functioneren, beleefd worden in het dagelijks functioneren van de gemeente als sociologische groep) en de 'theorievorming' die gevangen zit tussen het afwijzen va...
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God' ter sprake brengen in een postmodern klimaat. Dit opstel is een poging om met behulp van het denken van J.F. Lyotard het grote verhaal van de kerk (en het christendom) te deconstrueren. En te zien of er met de elementen die zichtbaar worden misschien ook een post-moderne geloofsleer en kerkvisie te ontwikkelen valt. Opstel uit 1999. Digitaal...

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To be published soon: contribution in a volume dedicated to Renée de France (Duchess of Ferrara), in which I deconstruct the 'myth' of Calvin meeting Renée during his short stay in Ferrara.