Theological Perspectives of the Reformation is a multi-media website written by Mark Gstohl and Bart Everson of Xavier University of Louisiana. It is a component of a rich media project sponsored by Xavier's Center for the Advancement of Teaching.
- Mark Gstohl is Assistant Professor of Theology at Xavier University of Louisiana.
- Bart Everson is the multimedia artist for Xavier's Center for the Advancement of Teaching.
The purpose of this site is to provide information about the various movements of the Reformation to undergraduate students at Xavier and to those interested in the study of the Reformation. As one who identifies with the Anabaptist tradition and teaches at a Catholic institution, I am particularly interested in providing as much information about these movements as I can. I want to ensure that my audience will understand that while Martin Luther is an important Reformation figure, he and the other Magisterial Reformers are not the only persons engaged in Reforming the Church in the sixteenth century.
This site is an on-going project and data is added almost daily. We will eventually add more pictures and video clips Dr. Gstohl shot while on his Radical Reformation Study Tour funded by The Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion. We will also include a section on Reformation Hymns!
My students will attest that I am passionate about the theologies of the Reformation. However, I'm concerned that my excitement and enthusiasm for the subject somehow isn't evident in this site. Sure, there's a lot of information here, but I'm at my wits end in trying to make the site more fun. I know it's difficult to make humorous comments about hundreds of Anabaptists being killed in Alzey or Servetus being executed for heresy in Geneva. If you have any suggestions, please let me know! If you can conceive it, Bart can make it happen!
Thanks for stopping by, I'd be glad to answer any questions you might have!
See also: Dr. Gstohl's Homepage