Theological Dissertations | Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
This collection contains over 3,000 Lutheran theological dissertations and related writings from German universities written primarily in Latin between 1580-1830. Topics covered range from polemics against rival sects, to views on Islam, to textual criticism and exegesis of the Bible, written in defense of what came to be known as Protestant Orthodoxy. For greater detail on the contents and historical background of these theses, their provenance, and the cataloging methodology followed, please refer to Gene K. Rinkel, "Bibliographic Description of a Collection of Theological Dissertations and Other Academic Writing from German Universities, 1580-1830, at the University of Illinois." Wolfenbutteler Barock-Nachrichten 25, no. 2 (1998), in our collection under call number 015.43075 R475b. Volume 125 cataloged individually under title: Disputatio theologica compendii theologici.