Events organized by the project


April 21-22, 2022: Workshop on Prolegomena material

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March 18-19, 2021: Opening Workshop

Thursday, March 18

14:00 Opening
14:15 Kestutis Daugirdas (Emden): Between Middle Ages and Modernity: Physics and Astronomy in the Period of Reformed Scholasticism
15:00 Andreas Beck (Leuven): The Reception of Late Scholastic Thought in Early Modern Reformed Theology
15:45 Break
16:15 Peter Opitz (Zurich): Heinrich Bullinger’s View of the Middle Ages
17:00 Ueli Zahnd (Geneva): Martin Bucer’s First Theological Program and its Late Medieval Background


Friday, March 19

14:00 Jeffrey Witt (Baltimore): Text Publication as "Knowledge Representation" and the Potential for New Perspectives on the Long Scholastic Tradition.
14:45 Arthur Huiban (Geneva): Faith and Reason in the Palatinate: The Debate on the Status of Logic in Theology (Late 16th – Early 17th Century)
15:30 Break
15:45 Simon Burton (Edinburgh): Scottish Reformed Scotism: A Fruitful But Contested Paradigm
16:30 Giovanni Gellera (Geneva): Towards a Geography of Reformed Scholastic Philosophy: Scotland, France and the Schulmetaphysik
17:15 Break
17:30 Jacob Schmutz (Louvain): From the Distinction of Divine Attributes to the Separation of Human Powers. The Puritan Contribution to Eighteenth Century American Constitutional Thought
18:15 Closing Remarks

Research Seminaries


Jan 27, 2022

10-12h, Uni Bastions

Silvianne Aspray, Cambridge
Presentation of her book on Vermigli


March 3, 2022

10-12h, Uni Bastions

Zornitsa Radeva, Universität Halle
Innovation or Calvinisation? Jean Sperlette (1661-1725) and His Logica Nova at the University of Halle



Oct 28, 2021

10-12h, Uni Bastions, salle B216

Hélène Leblanc, UCLouvain/Genève
Federico Zuccari: exemple d'un scotiste qui s'ignore?


Events attended to by team members


Oct 25, 2021

Séminaire de recherche des modernistes et médiévistes lausannois

  • Giovanni Gellera, Arthur Huiban, Zachary Seals, Ueli Zahnd: Un passé négligé – scolastique médiévale et pensée réformée

Sept 30-Oct 1, 2021

Renaissances. Mots, représentations et interprétations (XIIe -XVIIIe siècle), Paris-Nanterre

  • Ueli Zahnd: Restauration, renouveau, rupture: la renaissance du passé dans la réforme protestante

Sept 13, 2021

Divine Flesh: Human Being in Early Christianity and Today, Doctoral Colloquium with Prof. Dr. John Behr (University of Bern, held online)

  • Zachary Seals: Beholding the Perfect Image. The Beatific Vision in Its Anthropological Context

Feb 11-13, 2021

Cognitive Issues in the Long Scotist Tradition, South Bohemia University, České Budějovice

  • Giovanni Gellera: Univocity of being, Cartesianism and “proto-idealism” in Johannes Clauberg (16221665)
  • Arthur Huiban: Melanchthon’s Loci communes on free will: a Scotist criticism of Scotism?
  • Ueli Zahnd: The Epistemological Limits of Religious Images. On the Scotist Sources of a Reformed Theological Tenet

Dec 4-5, 2020

The Quodlibet of John Duns Scotus: Doctrine, Sources, and Influence (digital conference organized by the University of Bonn) [no presentations by ADP]

Oct 15-17, 2020

Reformation Readings of Paul, University of Zurich

  • Arthur Huiban: Calvin’s commentary on Rom 1,18-23: Natural Knowledge of God and Atheist’s inexcusability
  • Ueli Zahnd: Early Basel Readings of Romans: Wolgang Capito and Johannes Oecolampad