Martin Luther

Martin Luther

2 For Augsburg see: Luther's Works, vol. 47: The Christian in Society IV, ed. Franklin Sherman, Philadelphia, PA: Fortress Press, 1971, Intro., p. 6; for Luther's letters from Feste Coburg, see Smith, Life and Letters of Luther, ch.

Author: Michael A. Mullett

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415261685

Category: History

Page: 298

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Martin Luther's radical actions in 16th century Germany sparked off the dramatic process of the European Reformation. This important new biography portrays Luther, his concerns and his achievements with clarity and verve, and provides a.
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The Emergence of Contemporary Judaism Volume 3

The Emergence of Contemporary Judaism  Volume 3

Martin H. Bertram , The Christian Society IV , Luther's Works , Vol . 47 , pp . 57-98 ; " On the Jews and their Lies , " op . cit . , 121-306 . It is difficult to date precisely when Luther turned against Jews , but by 1537 we find that ...

Author: Phillip Sigal

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725242234

Category: Religion

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Pittsburgh Theological Monograph - New Series General Editor - Dikran Y. Hadidian
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Jewish Culture in Early Modern Europe

Jewish Culture in Early Modern Europe

Luther's Works, vol. 47, ed. f. sherman, trans. M. h. Bertram (Philadelphia, 1971), 292. 8. The literature on luther's attitude to Judaism is considerable. for a collection of primary texts and a selected German bibliography up to 1982, ...

Author: Richard I. Cohen

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9780822980360

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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David B. Ruderman's groundbreaking studies of Jewish intellectuals as they engaged with Renaissance humanism, the Scientific Revolution, and the Enlightenment have set the agenda for a distinctive historiographical approach to Jewish culture in early modern Europe, from 1500 to 1800. From his initial studies of Italy to his later work on eighteenth-century English, German, and Polish Jews, Ruderman has emphasized the individual as a representative or exemplary figure through whose life and career the problems of a period and cultural context are revealed. Thirty-one leading scholars celebrate Ruderman's stellar career in essays that bring new insight into Jewish culture as it is intertwined in Jewish, European, Ottoman, and American history. The volume presents probing historical snapshots that advance, refine, and challenge how we understand the early modern period and spark further inquiry. Key elements explored include those inspired by Ruderman's own work: the role of print, the significance of networks and mobility among Jewish intellectuals, the value of extraordinary individuals who absorbed and translated so-called external traditions into a Jewish idiom, and the interaction between cultures through texts and personal encounters of Jewish and Christian intellectuals. While these elements can be found in earlier periods of Jewish history, Ruderman and his colleagues point to an intensification of mobility, the dissemination of knowledge, and the blurring of boundaries in the early modern period. These studies present a rich and nuanced portrait of a Jewish culture that is both a contributing member and a product of early modern Europe and the Ottoman Empire. As director of the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Ruderman has fostered a community of scholars from Europe, North America, and Israel who work in the widest range of areas that touch on Jewish culture. He has worked to make Jewish studies an essential element of mainstream humanities. The essays in this volume are a testament to the haven he has fostered for scholars, which has and continues to generate important works of scholarship across the entire spectrum of Jewish history.
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Marked in Your Flesh

Marked in Your Flesh

Luther, Luther's Works, vol. 45, Christian in Society II, 229. 14. Luther, Luther's Works, vol. 3, Lectures, 133, 136, 144. 15. Luther, Luther's Works, vol. 47, Christian in Society IV, 14950, 158. 16. Luther, Luther's Works, vol.

Author: Leonard B. Glick

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199884230

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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The book of Genesis tells us that God made a covenant with Abraham, promising him a glorious posterity on the condition that he and all his male descendents must be circumcised. For thousands of years thereafter, the distinctive practice of circumcision served to set the Jews apart from their neighbors. The apostle Paul rejected it as a worthless practice, emblematic of Judaism's fixation on physical matters. Christian theologians followed his lead, arguing that whereas Christians sought spiritual fulfillment, Jews remained mired in such pointless concerns as diet and circumcision. As time went on, Europeans developed folklore about malicious Jews who performed sacrificial murders of Christian children and delighted in genital mutilation. But Jews held unwaveringly to the belief that being a Jewish male meant being physically circumcised and to this day even most non-observant Jews continue to follow this practice. In this book, Leonard B. Glick offers a history of Jewish and Christian beliefs about circumcision from its ancient origins to the current controversy. By the turn of the century, more and more physicians in America and England--but not, interestingly, in continental Europe--were performing the procedure routinely. Glick shows that Jewish American physicians were and continue to be especially vocal and influential champions of the practice which, he notes, serves to erase the visible difference between Jewish and gentile males. Informed medical opinion is now unanimous that circumcision confers no benefit and the practice has declined. In Jewish circles it is virtually taboo to question circumcision, but Glick does not flinch from asking whether this procedure should continue to be the defining feature of modern Jewish identity.
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Death until Resurrection

Death until Resurrection

Vol. 67, Annotations on Matthew. St. Louis: Concordia, 2015. ———. “General Introduction.” In Luther's Works: Church Postil IV, ... Lehmann, Helmut T., and Franklin Sherman, eds. Luther's Works. Vol. 47, The Christian in Society IV.

Author: Joseph Saligoe

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725253391

Category: Religion

Page: 234

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What really happens to the soul when people die? This groundbreaking book may appeal both to Luther experts and to those who know little about the Reformer. It demonstrates that Luther constantly taught over the last twenty-four years of his life that death is like an unconscious sleep. It also shows why this matters today for Christians. Death until Resurrection is a great first step in understanding God’s plan for renewal of the creation that can alleviate our common fears about death. Seeing what exactly the scriptural writers meant regarding death—as interpreted by one of the most prominent church leaders ever—also provides the benefit of helping us better understand core doctrines such as our resurrection, the nature of hell, and eternal life through salvation. This book offers that which very few writers on Luther have done: an explanation that can unravel his apparent contradictions and the Luther paradox on the nature of death and the soul using Luther’s own words scattered throughout his voluminous writings. Learn which group of widely acclaimed authors (or experts) on Luther was correct about what Luther believed about death: Lohse and George, or Althaus and Thiselton.
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The Evolution of Catholic Social Ethics

The Evolution of Catholic Social Ethics

Warning to His Dear German People, 1531, in Luther's Works, Vol. 47: The Christian in Society. Edited by Franklin Sherman. (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1971). 3-56. ———. On the Jews and Their Lies. (1543) in Luther's Works, Vol.

Author: Frank Colborn

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725260856

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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This book offers a new way of understanding Catholic social ethics. The narrative expands its context backward into the pre-biblical past and outward into the social teachings of other religions and civilizations. It also tells a story that shows the continuity between the different eras of Catholic tradition, and it brings in the witness of heroic men and women to the possibility of living by our beliefs. It portrays our social ethics as a work in progress. Our beliefs have been put forward clearly by official teachers; they have been integrated, to some extent into our institutions; they need to be better explained to the world. This work is intended to give students a deeper understanding of Catholic social ethics, so that they may more effectively communicate the powerfully attractive Catholic vision of life. It may even give some of those well-versed in Catholic ethics some new insights. The author draws on his experience as a theologian, a teacher, and a pastor to present information in a readable form. Having wished such a resource were available to him as a teacher, he has taken it upon himself to write it for others.
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God Words Broken theology for broken people

God Words Broken theology for broken people

Luther's Works, Vol. 43: Devotional Writings II. Ed. Jaroslav Jan Pelikan, Hilton C. Oswald, and Helmut T. Lehmann. ... Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1999. Print. Luther, Martin. Luther's Works, Vol. 47: The Christian in Society IV.

Author: Jacob Gawlik

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780359887903

Category: Religion

Page: 72

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This book is a series of developing thoughts on basic Christian Theology. It serves as a starting point for conversations about what a person believes. It also helps add meaning to commonly misunderstood words that are often used when talking about one's faith.
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Jews and Anti Judaism in Esther and the Church

Jews and Anti Judaism in Esther and the Church

In Luther's Works: Volume 54, Table Talk. Edited by Theodore G. Tappert. Philadelphia, PA: Fortress Press, 1967. ––––. Against the Sabbatarians: Letter to a Good Friend, 1538. In Luther's Works: Volume 47, the Christian in Society IV.

Author: Tricia Miller

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9780227902585

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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The biblical book of Esther records an account of Jewish resistance to attempted genocide in the setting of the Persian Empire. According to the text, Jews were targeted for annihilation simply because of their Jewish identity. However, the story also reports that they were allowed to defend themselves against anyone who sought to kill them. In the context of attempted genocide, the message of Esther addresses a timeless and universal issue of justice - that humans have the right and responsibility to defend themselves against those who intend to murder. 'Jews and Anti-Judaism in Esther and the Church' shows how the anti-Judaism that is a central feature of Esther relates to the contemporary issue of the contested legitimacy of the State of Israel as part of the ongoing Arab-Israeli conflict. In her outstanding book, Dr. Tricia Miller uses an academic approach to demonstrate the relationship of historic theology to current events concerning Israel for the purpose of encouraging Christians to support Israel's right to exist and defend itself against those who seek its destruction.
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Philosophies of Work in the Platonic Tradition

Philosophies of Work in the Platonic Tradition

47. Luther, Luther's Works, Volume 1, 212. 48. Ibid. 49. Ibid. 50. Ibid., 213. 51. Ibid. 52. Ibid. 53. Ibid. 54. Ibid., 213–14. 55. Martin Luther, Luther's Works, Volume 24: Sermons on the Gospel of St. John Chapters 14–16, ed.

Author: Jeffrey Hanson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350150959

Category: Philosophy

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The Platonic tradition affords extraordinary resources for thinking about the meaning and value of work. In this historical survey of the tradition, Jeffrey Hanson draws on the work of its major thinkers to explain why our contemporary vocabulary for appraising labor and its rewards is too narrow and cramped. By tracing out the Platonic lineage of work Hanson is able to argue why we should be explaining its value for appraising it as an element of a happy and flourishing human life, quite apart from its financial rewards. Beginning with Plato's extensive thinking about work's relationship to wisdom, Hanson covers the singularly powerful arguments of Augustine, who wrote the ancient world's only treatise dedicated to the topic of manual labor. He discusses Bernard of Clairvaux, introduces the priest-craftsman Theophilus Presbyter, and provides a study of work and leisure in the writings of Petrarch. Alongside Martin Luther, Hanson discusses John Ruskin and Simone Weil: two thinkers profoundly disturbed by the conditions of the working class in the rapidly industrializing economies of Europe. This original study of Plato and his inheritors' ideas provides practical suggestions for how to approach work in a socially responsible manner in the 21st century and reveals the benefits of linking work and morality.
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Martin Luther on Reading the Bible as Christian Scripture

Martin Luther on Reading the Bible as Christian Scripture

An example of this difficulty can be observed in the publishing decisions of the American Edition of Luther's Works. Volume 47, The Christian in Society, vol. 4, focuses on the theme of polemics and contains two of the commonly ...

Author: William M. Marsh

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781606080009

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Above all else that the sixteenth-century German Reformer was known for, Martin Luther was a Doctor of the Holy Scriptures. One of the most characteristic features of Luther’s approach to Scripture was his resolved christological interpretation of the Bible. Many of the Reformer’s interpreters have looked back upon Luther’s “Christ-centered” exposition of the Scriptures with sentimentality but have often labeled it as “Christianization,” particularly in regards to Luther’s approach of the Old Testament, dismissing his relevance for today’s faithful readers of God’s Word. This study revisits this assessment of Luther’s christological interpretation of Scripture by way of critical analysis of the Reformer’s “prefaces to the Bible” that he wrote for his translation of the Scriptures into the German vernacular. This work contends that Luther foremost believes Jesus Christ to be the sensus literalis of Scripture on the basis of the Bible’s messianic promise, not enforcing a dogmatic principle onto the scriptural text and its biblical authors that would be otherwise foreign to them. This study asserts that Luther’s exegesis of the Bible’s “letter” (i.e., his engagement with the biblical text) is primarily responsible for his conviction that Christ is Holy Scripture’s literal sense.
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