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Author Stayer, James M., author

Title Martin Luther, German saviour : German evangelical theological factions and the interpretation of Luther, 1917-1933 / James M. Stayer
Published Montreal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2000]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 177 pages)
Series McGill-Queen's studies in the history of religion. Series two
McGill-Queen's studies in the history of religion. Series two.
Contents Luther Scholarship before the Great War -- Karl Holl and the Origin of the Luther Renaissance -- The Dialectical Theology and Luther Studies -- The Confessional Lutherans at Erlangen -- The Luther Renaissance in Transition: Emanuel Hirsch and Erich Vogelsang
Summary "Theological trend-setters in Germany after World War I were dogmatic or systematic theologians. Whether men of the right like Karl Holl or men of the left like Karl Barth, they wanted to return to Luther's fundamental Reformation theology and to justification through faith alone. In the mid-1920s, however, Barth saw the dangers posed by Lutheran theocentrism wedded to German nationalism and moved towards a more Reformed Christology and a greater critical distance from Luther. The other six major Weimar-era theologians discussed - Karl Holl, Friedrich Gogarten, Werner Elert, Paul Althaus, Emanuel Hirsch, and Erich Vogelsand - connected their theology to their Luther studies and to their hopes for the rebirth of Germany after the humiliation of the Treaty of Versailles."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Luther, Martin, 1483-1546.
Evangelicalism -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Theology, Doctrinal -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0773568387 (electronic bk.)
9780773568389 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Martin Luther, German savior