Luthériens et autres hérétiques à Lyon, dans la « danse des morts » des frères Frellon (1542)

The 1542 edition of Simulachres et historiées faces de la mort, printed in Lyon by Jean and François Frellon, is famous for its beautiful images of death from Hans Holbein the Younger. A study of the accompanying texts reveals a…


La polémique anti-reliques chez les théologiens réformés du XVIe siècle ou la fixation d’une frontière confessionnelle

In the middle of the sixteenth century, Calvin and Viret established the outlines of an anti-relic polemic which formed a part of the larger controversy with Rome. In its insistence on the primacy of Word and Spirit, the prohibition of…


Luther clandestin dans un abécédaire en français (1534-1560)

The study of a French catechetical primer (Introduction pour les enfans, Antwerp, ca. 1534) and its variant editions until 1560 exposes Luther’s initial mark on the French evangelical scene, as well as the traces he left, in spite of the…