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The personal Luther : essays on the reformer from a cultural historical perspective / by Susan C. Karant-Nunn.

Author/Creator:
Karant-Nunn, Susan C. author.
Publication:
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
xiv, 229 pages ; 25 cm.
Series:
St. Andrews studies in Reformation history.
St. Andrews studies in Reformation history
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Standardized Title:
Essays. Selections
Subjects:
Luther, Martin, 1483-1546.
Summary:
Overwhelmingly, Martin Luther has been treated as the generator of ideas concerning the relationship between God and humankind. deliberately departs from that church-historiographic tradition. Luther was a voluble and irrepressible divine. Even though he had multiple ancillary interests, such as singing, playing the lute, appreciating the complexities of nature, and observing his children, his preoccupation was, as he quickly saw it, bringing the Word of God to the people. This book, a collection of previously published essays, is not about Luther?s theology except insofar as any ideational construct is itself an expression of the thinker who frames it. Luther frequently couched his affective utterances within a theological framework. Nor is it a biography; it does not portray a whole life. Rather, it concentrates on several heretofore neglected aspects of the Reformer?s existence and personality.
Contents:
Luther's ego-documents: cultural history and the reconstruction of the historical self
Luther's conscience: a template for the modern west?
Luther's friendship with Frederick the Wise
Luther's relational God, finding a loving heavenly Father
Fleshly work, the sex act as Christian liberty
The masculinity of Martin Luther, theory, practicality, and humor
The tenderness of daughters, the waywardness of sons. Martin Luther as a father
Martin Luther's heart
Martin Luther's perfect death
The imprint of personality upon the Reformation.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
Online version: Karant-Nunn, Susan C., author. Personal Luther
ISBN:
9789004348875
9004348875
OCLC:
991777533