in common: that the Leipzig Debate marked a crucial transition in how Martin Luther thought about Jan Hus.14 Whereas prior to this disputation Luther had either rejected Hus as a heretic or not thought about him much at all, ...
A presentation of the pivotal 1519 debate between Martin Luther and John Eck in its historical and theological context, showing its significance for the subsequent course of the Reformation.
In a letter dated 7 January, 1519, Luther greeted the Ingolstadt scholar: Martin Luther to the philosopher and ... at Leipzig details); 141 (makes war against Luther); 142 (plays games and unfairly published about Leipzig); 144 (a ...
Author: Timothy P. Dost
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Drawing on the early correspondence of Martin Luther, Timothy Dost presents a reassessment of the degree to which humanism influenced the thinking of this key reformation figure. Studying letters written by Luther between 1507 and 1522, he explores the various ways Luther used humanism and humanist techniques in his writings and the effect of these influences on his developing religious beliefs. The letters used in this study, many of which have never before been translated into English, focus on Luther's thoughts, attitudes and application of humanism, uncovering the extent to which he used humanist devices to develop his understanding of the gospel. Although there have been other studies of Luther and humanism, few have been grounded in such a close philological examination of Luther's writings. Combining a sound knowledge of recent historiography with a detailed familiarity with Luther's correspondence, Dost provides a sophisticated contribution to the field of reformation studies.
(1917) 1921. Luther-Anekdoten: Lebensbilder, Anekdoten, Kernsprüche. Stuttgart, Germany: Robert Lutz. —Hartmut Lehmann Leipzig Debate Often known as the Leipzig Disputation, the Leipzig Debate was held from June 27 to July 17, 1519.
Author: Mark A. Lamport
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
The Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation is a comprehensive study of the life and work of Martin Luther and the movements that followed him—in history and through today. Entries explore Luther’s contributions to theology, sacraments, his influence on the church and contemporaries, his character, and more.
The German Lutheran pastor and theologian Johann Pfeffinger (1493– 1573) was a reformer in Leipzig and involved in the synergistic controversy. Born in Wasserburg am Inn on December 27, 1493, he was ordained at Reichenhall in 1518.
Publisher: Baker Academic
In the five hundred years since the publication of Martin Luther's Ninety- Five Theses, a rich set of traditions have grown up around that action and the subsequent events of the Reformation. This up-to-date dictionary by leading theologians and church historians covers Luther's life and thought, key figures of his time, and the various traditions he continues to influence. Prominent scholars of the history of Lutheran traditions have brought together experts in church history representing a variety of Christian perspectives to offer a major, cutting-edge reference work. Containing nearly six hundred articles, this dictionary provides a comprehensive overview of Luther's life and work and the traditions emanating from the Wittenberg Reformation. It traces the history, theology, and practices of the global Lutheran movement, covering significant figures, events, theological writings and ideas, denominational subgroups, and congregational practices that have constituted the Lutheran tradition from the Reformation to the present day.
The Wittenberg Reformation in Leipzig Within the Wettin lands, but in the hands of Luther's hostile critic, Duke Georg, lay the city of Leipzig. Though in the enemy camp for most of Luther's lifetime, Leipzig had some enthusiastic ...
Author: Robert Kolb
Publisher: Fortress Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In conversations about the Reformation, the name Martin Luther towers above all others. And rightly so. His work, vision, and writings set Christianity on a course of events that would forever change the way that most believers live and understand their faith. And yet, the Reformation was far more than Martin Luther. Around Luther were hundreds of people - fellow teachers and priests, politicians, artists, printers, and spouses - without whose activity and work the Reformation would have progressed much differently. These women and men make up Luther's Wittenberg world, and there is much to be learned from engaging their work. In this monumental work, Robert Kolb introduces us to those individuals. Engaging and informative essays on the social, political, and economic realities of the sixteenth century frame brief introductions to over two hundred supporting "cast members" whose lives played out around Martin Luther. Comprehensively illustrated, with maps, bibliographies, and other resources, Luther's Wittenberg World is a treasure.
214) S0N burgher in Elsleben JOHANN II CASPAR SON (c.1475-1519) (C1485–1536) ( - ) Dr. Jur., M.A., burgher in Councillor Dr. Med., Eisleben of Saxony, Personal Professor physician of Law, to Saxon Leipzig Electors, Prof.
Author: Ian Siggins
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Correcting much of the received tradition, Ian Siggins has undertaken original research that leads to a new understanding of the formative role that Martin Luther's mother played in his verbal, spiritual, and psychological development. Siggins begins with a discussion of the traditional portrait of Hanna Luder, including a review and the resolution of the debate about Hanna's maiden name. Next, he looks at a much less technical and more colorful controversy involving Luther's mother. He describes the social background and achievements of Hanna's family, and relates details of young Martin's contact with that family during his impressionable adolescent years. Siggins pays special attention to the preaching that Luther heard in the circle of his maternal relatives. Finally, he examines Luther's mature writings for traces of his mother's influence.
Luther should be tried by theologians and scholars with good scriptural knowledge, not by canon lawyers (Brecht 1985–93: 1.264). III. LEIPZIG AND THE PROCESS AGAINST LUTHER In Augsburg, Staupitz had released Luther from his vows of ...
Author: Robert Kolb
Publisher: OUP Oxford
As celebrations of the five-hundredth anniversary of Martin Luther's initiation of the most dramatic reform movement in the history of Christianity approach, 47 essays by historians and theologians from 15 countries provide insight into the background and context, the content, and the impact of his way of thought. Nineteenth-century Chinese educational reformers, twentieth-century African and Indian social reformers, German philosophers and Christians of many traditions on every continent have found in Luther's writings stimulation and provocation for addressing modern problems. This volume offers studies of the late medieval intellectual milieus in which his thought was formed, the hermeneutical principles that guided his reading and application of the Bible, the content of his formulations of Christian teaching on specific topics, his social and ethic thought, the ways in which his contemporaries, both supporters and opponents, helped shape his ideas, the role of specific genre in developing his positions on issues of the day, and the influences he has exercised in the past and continues to exercise today in various parts of the world and the Christian church. Authors synthesize the scholarly debates and analysis of Luther's thinking and point to future areas of research and exploration of his thought.
Then too, although they parted company in Leipzig, the Luther-Eck engagement was far from over. By September, Luther had published a series of Resolutions on the Leipzig Disputation.97 Almost immediately Eck responded with a Purgation ...
Author: Denis Janz
Publisher: Oxford University Press
In August of 1520, Martin Luther published the first of three incendiary works, Address to the German Nobility, in which he urged secular authorities to take a strong hand in "reforming" the Roman church. In October, he published The Church Held Captive, and by December the deepest theological rationale appeared in The Freedom of a Christian. With these three books, the relatively unknown Friar Martin exploded onto the Western European literary and religious scene. These three works have been universally acknowledged as classics of the Reformation, and of the Western religious tradition in general. Though Reformation scholars have been reluctant to single out one as the most important of the three, Denis Janz proposes a bold case for The Church Held Captive. In the first entirely new translation in more than a century, Janz presents Luther's text as it hasn't been read in English before. Previous translations stifle the original text by dulling the sharpest edges of its argumentation and tame Luther by substituting euphemisms for his vulgarities. In Janz's dual language edition we see the provocative, offensive, and extreme restored. In his wide-ranging introduction, Janz offers much-needed context to clarify the role of The Church Held Captive in Luther's life and the life of the Reformation. This edition is the most reader-friendly scholarly version of Luther's classic in the English language.
These two had clashed in writing but not in person: Eck had published his Obelisks against Luther's Ninety-five Theses and Luther had replied with his Asterisks. One important development in Luther's thinking surfaced at the Leipzig ...
Author: Pierre Berthoud
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
The papers in this volume are less a commemoration of the Reformation than a discussion of its meaning in the era after 2017. What is celebrated in 2017 is not the Reformation as such, but the beginning of the Reformation. It was the dynamics of the "new" theology of Luther and Calvin that caused a radical change with global effects. Reformation is not just an historical event but an ongoing movement of renewal and change. The message of the Reformation constantly challenges us to think through positions, actions, attitudes, and programs. This book presents contributions from eleven experts from all over Europe, who deal with their various topics on the conviction that the essence of Luther's theology does not need to be adapted to make it relevant. The papers originated at the 2016 conference of the Fellowship of European Evangelical Theologians, which was held in Lutherstadt Wittenberg.
Nine editions are produced in Wittenberg , Leipzig , Augsburg , and Basle before the end of the year.21 The first half of 1519 was the time Luther believed he came to understand that justification can only occur by faith in Christ and ...
Author: Christopher Ocker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Martin Luther - monk, priest, intellectual, or revolutionary - has been a controversial figure since the sixteenth century. Most studies of Luther stress his personality, his ideas, and his ambitions as a church reformer. In this book, Christopher Ocker brings a new perspective to this topic, arguing that the different ways people thought about Luther mattered far more than who he really was. Providing an accessible, highly contextual, and non-partisan introduction, Ocker says that religious conflict itself served as the engine of religious change. He shows that the Luther affair had a complex political anatomy which extended far beyond the borders of Germany, making the debate an international one from the very start. His study links the Reformation to pluralism within western religion and to the coexistence of religions and secularism in today's world. Luther, Conflict, and Christendom includes a detailed chronological chart.