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Martin Luther in Context

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Adam L. Wirrig, Sabine Hiebsch, Christopher Carlsmith, Tarald Rasmussen, Jonathan Mumme, Kenneth J. Woo, Beth Allison Barr, Gordon Jensen, Euan Cameron, Ronald K. Rittgers, Ralph Keen, David H. Price, Allyson F. Creasman, David Luebke, Christopher W. Close, Michael G. Baylor; W. Bradford Smith, Gregory J. Miller, Amy E. Leonard, Lawrence P. Buck, Stephen G. Burnett, Larry Silver, Timothy J. Orr, David M. Whitford, Michael Tavuzzi, Violet Soen, Martin Kessler, Michael J. Lohrmann, Rebecca A. Giselbrecht, Anna Vind, Kirsi Stjerna, Steven D. Paulson, Greta Grace Kroeker, Jarrett A. Carty, Volker Leppin, Hans Wiersma, Mickey L. Mattox, Timothy H. Maschke, Ingo Klitzsch, Arnoud Visser, Vincent Evener, Alyssa Lehr Evans, Brian C. Brewer, R. Ward Holder, Susan Wabuda, Matthias Pohlig, John A. Maxfield
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  • Date Published: August 2018
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107150881

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  • 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.

    • Contains forty-seven articles written by leading scholars in the field
    • Each article is short and concise, allowing readers to identify their area of interest, find quality discussions of the topic, and discover new directions to look for more in-depth treatments
    • This book is international in scope: contributing authors are from around the world
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'Whitford … brought together a sterling team of Reformation specialists to produce this volume, which offers a comprehensive topical introduction to Martin Luther and his world … This book will be a fine reference resource as well as a readable introduction to Luther and the world that shaped him.' M. A. Granquist, Choice

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107150881
    • length: 440 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.77kg
    • contains: 9 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Life and Education:
    1. Luther: a life of successful struggle Adam L. Wirrig
    2. Luther's family and home life Sabine Hiebsch
    3. Education in early sixteenth-century Europe Christopher Carlsmith
    4. Monastic life and monastic theology in early modern Germany Tarald Rasmussen
    5. The University of Wittenberg Jonathan Mumme
    Part II. Religious and Intellectual Context:
    6. Western Christianity in 1500 Kenneth J. Woo
    7. Late medieval piety: St Anne, Martin Luther, and the Salvific journey Beth Allison Barr
    8. Late medieval theology Gordon Jensen
    9. Calls for reform before Martin Luther Euan Cameron
    10. Penance and indulgences Ronald K. Rittgers
    11. Luther and the papacy Ralph Keen
    12. Northern humanism and its impact David H. Price
    13. Martin Luther and the printing press Allyson F. Creasman
    Part III. Social and Cultural Context:
    14. The Holy Roman Empire David Luebke
    15. The Imperial Diet in the 1520s Christopher W. Close
    16. The German Peasants' War Michael G. Baylor
    17. Origins of the Schmalkaldic League W. Bradford Smith
    18. The Turks Gregory J. Miller
    19. Women and gender Amy E. Leonard
    20. Apocalypticism in the sixteenth century Lawrence P. Buck
    21. Jews and Judaism Stephen G. Burnett
    22. Luther's artists Larry Silver
    23. Persecution, martyrdom, and flight in Luther's Europe Timothy J. Orr
    Part IV. People:
    24. Martin Luther's magisterial defenders David M. Whitford
    25. Luther's Catholic opponents Michael Tavuzzi
    26. Charles V Violet Soen
    27. Andreas Bodenstein von Karlstadt Martin Kessler
    28. The Wittenberg circle Michael J. Lohrmann
    29. Huldrych Zwingli Rebecca A. Giselbrecht
    Part V. Themes in Luther's Thoughts:
    30. The 'Solas' of the Reformation Anna Vind
    31. Law and gospel Kirsi Stjerna
    32. Luther's theology of the cross Steven D. Paulson
    33. Erasmus: humanist and theologian Greta Grace Kroeker
    34. Two kingdoms/political theology Jarrett A. Carty
    35. Implementing reform Volker Leppin
    Part VI. Works:
    36. Luther's treatises and polemics Hans Wiersma
    37. Martin Luther's university lectures and biblical commentaries Mickey L. Mattox
    38. Luther's sermons, catechisms, and worship aids Timothy H. Maschke
    39. Luther´s table talk Ingo Klitzsch
    40. The Luther Bible Arnoud Visser
    41. German and Latin editions of Luther's works Vincent Evener
    42. English editions of Martin Luther's works Alyssa Lehr Evans
    Part VII. Reception:
    43. The Anabaptists Brian C. Brewer
    44. John Calvin and Calvinism R. Ward Holder
    45. The English Reformation Susan Wabuda
    46. Discord and concord: from the Wittenberg Reformation to Lutheranism Matthias Pohlig
    47. Luther as a German hero John A. Maxfield.

  • Editor

    David M. Whitford, Baylor University, Texas
    David M. Whitford is Professor of Reformation Studies at Baylor University, Texas. He is the author of A Reformation Life (2015), The Curse of Ham in the Early Modern Era: The Bible and the Justification for Slavery (2009), and Luther: A Guide for the Perplexed (2010). He is an editor of The Sixteenth Century Journal.

    Contributors

    Adam L. Wirrig, Sabine Hiebsch, Christopher Carlsmith, Tarald Rasmussen, Jonathan Mumme, Kenneth J. Woo, Beth Allison Barr, Gordon Jensen, Euan Cameron, Ronald K. Rittgers, Ralph Keen, David H. Price, Allyson F. Creasman, David Luebke, Christopher W. Close, Michael G. Baylor; W. Bradford Smith, Gregory J. Miller, Amy E. Leonard, Lawrence P. Buck, Stephen G. Burnett, Larry Silver, Timothy J. Orr, David M. Whitford, Michael Tavuzzi, Violet Soen, Martin Kessler, Michael J. Lohrmann, Rebecca A. Giselbrecht, Anna Vind, Kirsi Stjerna, Steven D. Paulson, Greta Grace Kroeker, Jarrett A. Carty, Volker Leppin, Hans Wiersma, Mickey L. Mattox, Timothy H. Maschke, Ingo Klitzsch, Arnoud Visser, Vincent Evener, Alyssa Lehr Evans, Brian C. Brewer, R. Ward Holder, Susan Wabuda, Matthias Pohlig, John A. Maxfield

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