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Author Leroux, Neil R.

Title Martin Luther as comforter : writings on death / by Neil R. Leroux
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xliii, 336 pages)
Series Studies in the history of Christian traditions, 1573-5664 ; v. 133
Studies in the history of Christian traditions ; v. 133
Contents Preface; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter One "Think About These Things": Luther's "Fourteen Consolations" (1519); "Sermon on Preparing to Die" (1519); Chapter Three "Of Whom the World was not Worthy": Luther's Martyrological Literature; Chapter Four "To Whom Shall We Go? You Have the Words of Eternal Life": Luther's 1532 Funeral Sermons; Chapter Five "Faithful are the Wounds of a Friend": Luther's Consolatory Letters; Chapter Six "Am I My Brother's Keeper?": Luther's "On Whether One May Flee from a Deadly Plague" (1527); Conclusion
Summary What was Martin Luther's teaching regarding death? How did Luther counsel those facing death-to meet it with acceptance, or resistance, or both? Using rhetorical analysis of important Luther texts, this book examines how Luther offered comfort to those who were facing their own death or who were coming to terms with the death of loved ones
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-304)
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Subject Luther, Martin, 1483-1546.
Death in literature.
Devotional literature, German -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007296639
ISBN 1282397095
9047420306 (electronic bk.)
9789047420309 (electronic bk.)
(hd. bd. ; alk. paper)
(hd. bd. ; alk. paper)