Update: Todd M. Rester

rester_t_editedThe Junius Institute director Todd M. Rester has joined a research project based at the Queen’s University Belfast as a postdoctoral research fellow. The project, “War and the Supernatural in Early Modern Europe,” is a wide-ranging endeavor focused on “re-examining the relationship between faith and force in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.”

Dr. Rester is exploring “the nature of religious war among the Franciscans in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as it was often expressed within the broader structure of a Just War theory as developed from the patristic and medieval teachings.” His responsibilities include translation as well as research directed toward the production of a monograph.

Also worth noting is the imminent release of the firstfruits of an extensive translation project that Dr. Rester has been involved in, the publication of an English-language edition of Petrus van Mastricht’s Theoretico-practica theologia (1698). The first volume, Theoretical and Practical Theology Volume 1: Intellectual Prerequisites, is slated for release soon.

Catching up

Opuscula Selecta hasn’t seen an update in awhile, but that doesn’t mean that the Junius Institute staff haven’t been hard at work. In fact, a great deal has happened over the last year that has kept us involved in projects and publications in Europe, Asia, and America. In the coming days I’ll be posting some regular updates about what staff members have been up to, highlighting especially their Reformation-related projects. So stay tuned!

Meanwhile, the Post-Reformation Digital Library continues to expand, now covering over 5,700 authors.