The reading class is an exercise in the analysis of primary sources. It complements the lecture on Religious and Political Thought in the Age of Reformation. All texts correspond to the respective lectures given earlier the same week, which will provide the intellectual and historical background for each set of texts. Therefore, this reading class should only be taken in combination with the lecture. For details about the course content and for secondary literature please consult the syllabus of the lecture. 

In the first half of each session, the class splits into two groups, each analyzing one text. In the second half of the session, the groups will present their results to the plenary.