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Author Schilling, Heinz, author

Title Martin Luther : rebel in an age of upheaval / Heinz Schilling ; translated Rona Johnston
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017
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Contents Cover; Martin Luther: Rebel in an Age of Upheaval; Copyright; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Figures and Maps; Figures; Maps; Abbreviations; TranslatorÅ› Note; Prologue; Living in an Age of Faith and an Age in Transition; Part One: Childhood, Education, and First Years as a Monk, 1483-1511; I: 1483-New Departures forChristendom; New Empires; Devotional Innovation and a Modernized Papacy; Particularism and the Early Modern State; Population Growth and Mercantile Capitalism; A Century of Learning and the Arts; Upturn in Germany; Unease and Insecurity; II: Childhood and Youth
'Is He Still Alive or Have You Murdered Him?'Present in Word and Image; Reform by the Sword of the Nobility and the Might of the People?; 'The Gospel is a Law for Those Who Are Willing and Free'; Time for Reflection and Work; Daily Routine at the Wartburg; Initial Plans for Evangelical Renewal of the Church; 'I Was Born for My Germans'; V: Contesting Interpretation within the Evangelical Camp; The Struggle with the 'False Brothers'; Reformation by Means of 'Insurrection and Rebellion'?; To Wittenberg, 'Under a Far Higher Protection'; Back at the Helm, Preaching; Reformation by Persuasion Only
A Beacon of Hope against the Papal AntichristThe Road to Worms; Placing Hope in the Young King Charles; 'In Spite of All the Gates of Hell and the Powers in the Air'; Reformer and Emperor; Advancing the Holy Faith or Universal Evangelical Reform; 'A Conscience Held Captive by the Word of God'; A Sovereign Held Captive by His Noble Ancestry; Subsequent Negotiations and Luther's Departure; The Historical Significance of the Events at Worms; IV: Beginning to Labour for the Cause; Transported to a Mighty Fortress and Hero of the Uprising; At a Crossroads in History
Son of a 'Poor Hewer'?Strict and Uncompromising: Everyday Life in Mansfeld; School and Studies; Intellectual Profile; III: Crisis and Flight to the Monastery; A Student in Crisis and His Conversion at Stotternheim; 'Dead to the World'?; Works Righteousness and a Tormented Soul; To Rome in the Service of His Order; Part Two: Wittenberg and the Beginnings of the Reformation, 1511-1525; I: Wittenberg-'On the Edge of Civilization'; Reconstruction as an Electoral Residence and University Town; Bastions, Ravelins, and Moats; Between Monastery, Court, and Town
The University and Reform of its Academic ProgrammeA Network of Friends and Acquaintances; II: Eleutherios-The Birth of a Free Man; The Long Road to Reformation Theology; An Alternative Roman Reform; The Ninety-Five Theses-Myth and Reality; 'Thrashing Alone at the Papists'; III: The Reformer-Standing His Ground before Church, Emperor, and Empire; Finding Clarity; Months of Uncertainty and Anxiety; Defeat by Johannes Eck; 'The Time to Speak Has Come'-The Reformation Treatises of 1520; No Last-Minute Solution-Appeal to Leo X and an Admission of Guilt from Adrian VI
Summary A comprehensive and balanced biography of Martin Luther from one of Germany's leading social and political historians. It paints Luther not as a lone hero, but as a soldier in a mighty struggle for religion and its role in the world; a difficult, contradictory character, who changed the world by virtue of his immense will
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [545]-578) and index
Notes Translated from the German
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Subject Luther, Martin, 1483-1546.
Reformation -- Germany -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biografie.
Form Electronic book
Author Johnston, Rona, translator
ISBN 0191034339 (electronic bk.)
9780191034336 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Martin Luther. English
Rebel in an age of upheaval