Haganoa / Hayna, Saxony: In officina Seceriana, 1533. Ex-Library. Hardcover. Duodecimo. Signatures A-N8. Block only housed in orange clamshell box with gilt lettering on spine. Title within architectural border. Preface with historiated initial. Interpretations and commentaries on the teachings of Amos, one of the twelve minor prophets who was active from app. 760–755 B.C. Amos preached in the northern Kingdom of Israel, primarily on social justice, God's omnipotence and divine judgment. This treatise by the Protestant Reformer Johannes Brenz with two prefaces by Martin Luther. One on Johannes Brenz, the second on the interpretations of the prophet Amos. Contains an elaborate printer's device on colophon at rear.
Johannes Brenz (1499–1570) was a Protestant Reformer of the Duchy of Württemberg. "He received his education at Heidelberg, where, shortly after becoming magister and regent of the Realistenbursa in 1518, he delivered philological and philosophical lectures. He also lectured on the Gospel of Matthew, only to be prohibited on account of his popularity and his novel exegesis, especially as he had already been won over to the side of Luther, nit only through hid ninety-five theses, but still more by personal acquaintance with him at the disputation at Heidelberg in April 1518. In 1522 Brenz was threatened with a trial for heresy, but escaped through a call to the pastorate of Hall." (Schaff-Herzog). Brenz is known for his activities on behalf of the Protestant movement and his various controversies related to the Augsburg Confession, his struggle against Calvinism and the Bishop Hosius of Ermland among others.
Text in Latin. Clamshell box with library barcode on upper left corner of box. Leather binding missing with only four raised bands visible at spine. Title page loose but present. Signatures M and N attached to block only at top, respectively bottom. Some foxing along edges of first signature. Clamshell box near fine, binding missing and interior in good to very good condition. g to near fine. Item #43233