Title:Biblia, Sacra: Das ist: Die Gantze Heilige Schrifft. Des Alten und Neuen Testaments: Nach der Letzten Römischen Sixtiner Edition. von 1703. [Sacred Bible: This is The Gantze Holy Scripture. The Old and New Testaments: After the Last Roman Sistine Edition. – 1703]
Book Details + Condition: Very scarce edition of the Sacred Bible by Kaspar Ulenberg, from 1703. The boards and binding are sold and tight save for chipping to the top spine end and light shelfwear. The pages and illustrations are crisp and clean. Kaspar Ulenberg (1549 - 1617) was a catholic convert, theological writer, translator of the bible and prolific author of the Anti-Reformation Movement. While studying Martin Luther's writings, his first doubts as to the truth of the Lutheran doctrines were awakened, and were then increased by hearing the disputes between the Protestant theologians and by the appearance of Calvinism in Saxony. He was then sent by his family to Cologne to convert to Protestantism. After accomplishing this task he remained in Cologne, where, through some Catholic friendships, he had an opportunity of becoming acquainted with Catholic life and teaching. In 1572, he became a Catholic, and soon afterwards, upon obtaining degrees in philosophy at the University of Cologne, he labored zealously by preaching and catechetical exercises, and made many conversions. The Sacra Biblia is his last and most important literary achievement, which he began around 1614 at the request of the Archbishop and Elector of Cologne, Ferdinand Duke of Bavaria, and finished shortly before his death. The first edition appeared at Cologne in 1630; eleven other editions were published at Nuremberg, Bamberg, Frankfort, and Vienna. Early editions ceased publication in 1747.