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Martin Luther and Rhetoric  

Anna Vind

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Mar 2017
The Reformation was marked by fights with words, and the understanding of language and the use of it was central. This notion grew to a large extent out of the Renaissance movement in ... More

Martin Luther and the Holy Spirit  

Lois Malcolm

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Mar 2017
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Christianity
Although often neglected in historical and theological studies of Martin Luther’s work, an understanding of the Holy Spirit undergirds his signal contributions to the history of theology ... More

Martin Luther and the Lord’s Prayer  

Matthias Mikoteit

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Mar 2017
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Christianity
Martin Luther critically engaged with tradition in his interpretations of the Lord’s Prayer. As a result, he occasionally departed from a line of interpretation even in later years because ... More

Martin Luther and the Monastic World of the Later Middle Ages  

Eric Leland Saak

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Nov 2016
Subject:
Christianity
When Martin Luther entered the Order of Hermits of St. Augustine in July of 1505, he entered a world that had been shaped by the diverse and varied monastic culture of the later Middle ... More

Martin Luther and the Rise of World Christianities  

Maria Erling

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Nov 2016
Scholars use the concept of World Christianity both to account for the growth of Christianity beyond Western Christendom and to recognize the changing map of vitality and leadership within ... More

Martin Luther and the Saxon Electors  

Marjorie Elizabeth Plummer

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Mar 2017
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Christianity
Although born in the territory of the Counts of Mansfield, Luther’s connection to Saxony began early. He attended school in Eisenach (1498–1501), located in electoral Saxony, and enrolled ... More

Martin Luther and the Trinity  

Christoph Schwöbel

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Mar 2017
Luther’s theology of the Trinity is firmly rooted in the catholic tradition of the church. In scholarly debate, it has therefore not received the same attention as the doctrines usually ... More

Martin Luther and Visual Culture  

Elke Anna Werner

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Mar 2017
In the mind of Martin Luther, images were first and foremost adiaphora and, as such, neither good nor bad. However, Luther spoke out firmly against the worship of images, as did other ... More

Martin Luther and the Arts: Music, Poetry, and Hymns  

Johannes Schilling

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Mar 2017
From the beginning of the Reformation, Martin Luther had a significant impact on church and society through his contributions to sacred music. His intention to spread the gospel among the ... More

Martin Luther as a Polemicist  

Thomas Kaufmann

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Mar 2017
Subject:
Christianity
Luther was criticized for his polemics, particularly by his humanist contemporaries, and his writing did not in fact live up to the ideal of modestia (moderation). However, personal ... More

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