Martin Luther in context / edited by David M. Whitford, Baylor University
- Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
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- Physical Description:
- xvi, 425 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Whitford, David M. (David Mark)
- Introduction: The importance of Luther in context / David M. Whitford -- Luther: a life of successful struggle / Adam L. Wirrig -- Luther's family and home life / Sabine Hiebsch -- Education in early sixteenth-century Europe / Christopher Carlsmith -- Monastic life and monastic theology in early modern Germany / Tarald Rasmussen -- The University of Wittenberg / Jonathan Mumme -- Western Christianity in 1500 / Kenneth J. Woo -- Late medieval piety: St. Anne, Martin Luther, and the Salvific journey / Beth Allison Barr -- Late medieval theology / Gordon A. Jensen -- Calls for reform before Martin Luther / Euan Cameron -- Penance and indulgences / Ronald K. Rittgers -- Luther and the papacy / Ralph Keen -- Northern humanism and its impact / David H. Price -- Martin Luther and the printing press / Allyson F. Creasman -- The Holy Roman Empire / David M. Luebke -- The Imperial Diet in the 1520s / Christopher W. Close -- The German Peasants' War / Michael G. Baylor -- Origins of the Schmalkaldic League / William Bradford Smith -- The Turks / Gregory J. Miller -- Women and gender / Amy E. Leonard -- Apocalypticism in the sixteenth century / Lawrence P. Buck -- Jews and Judaism / Stephen G. Burnett -- Luther's artists / Larry Silver -- Persecution, martyrdom, and flight in Luther's Europe / Timothy J. Orr -- Martin Luther's magisterial defenders / David M. Whitford -- Luther's Catholic opponents / Michael Tavuzzi -- Charles V / Violet Soen -- Andreas Bodenstein von Karlstadt / Martin Kessler -- The Wittenberg circle / Martin J. Lohrmann -- Huldrych Zwingli / Rebecca A. Giselbrecht -- The Solas of the Reformation / Anna Vind -- Law and Gospel / Kirsi Stjerna -- Luther's theology of the cross / Steven D. Paulson and John W. Hoyum -- Erasmus : humanist and theologian / Greta Grace Kroeker -- Two kingdoms/political theology / Jarrett A. Carty -- Implementing reform / Volker Leppin -- Luther's treatises and polemics / Hans Wiersma -- Martin Luther's university lectures and biblical commentaries / Mickey L. Mattox -- Luther's sermons, catechisms, and worship aids / Timothy H. Maschke -- Luther's Table Talk / Ingo Klitzsch -- The Luther Bible / Arnoud Visser -- German and Latin editions of Luther's works: from the sixteenth century to the Weimar edition / Vincent Evener -- English editions of Martin Luther's works / Alyssa Lehr Evans --The Anabaptists / Brian C. Brewer -- John Calvin and Calvinism / R. Ward Holder -- The English Reformation / Susan Wabuda -- Discord and concord: from the Wittenberg Reformation to Lutheranism / Matthias Pohlig -- Luther as a German hero / John A. Maxfield.
- Martin Luther remains a popular, oft-quoted, referenced, lauded historical figure. He is often seen as the fulcrum upon which the medieval turned into the modern, the last great medieval or the first great modern; or, he is the Protestant hero, the virulent anti-Semite; the destroyer of Catholic decadence, or the betrayer of the peasant cause. An important but contested figure, he was all of these things. Understanding Luther's context helps us to comprehend how a single man could be so many seemingly contradictory things simultaneously. Martin Luther in Context explores the world around Luther in order to make the man and the Reformation movement more understandable. Written by an international team of leading scholars, it includes over forty short, accessible essays, all specially commissioned for this volume, which reconstruct the life and world of Martin Luther. The volume also contextualizes the scholarship and reception of Luther in the popular mind. -- ‡c From publisher's description.
- 9781107150881 hardcover, 1107150884 hardcover, 9781316606858 paperback, and 1316606856 paperback
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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