Fragstuck des Christlichen Glaubens, an die neuwe Sectische Predigkandten,

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Germany Freiburg
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Getruckt zu Freyburg in Vchtlandt : bey Abraham Gemperlin,, 1585.
Date
1585
Country of publication
Germany
Language of translation
German
Original language
French
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This is the first German translation of the treatise 'Certaine Demandes Concerning the Christian Religion' by the Scottish Jesuit John Hay (1547-1607). Hay moved from Scotland to Rome in 1566 and spent most of the rest of his life on the Continent, returning to Scotland in 1579, where, in the light of fears about the Jesuits and their teaching, his presence attracted much controversy. He based himself in Aberdeenshire, where the Counter-Reformation movement was already well established, before returning to France. 'Certaine demandes' was first published in Paris in 1580 and consisted of 166 questions on points of religious controversy; it was highly influential on the Continent and a key text for supporters of the Counter-Reformation. The lack of a response to the work in Hay's homeland helped to strengthen Catholicism in North-Eastern Scotland. A French translation appeared in 1583, followed by this German translation two years later by the Swiss Catholic theologian Sebastian Werro (1555-1614)
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Translated from French by Sebastian Werro
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30977

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