The Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther by Derek R. NelsonThe Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther by Derek R. Nelson

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther

EditorDerek R. Nelson, Paul R. Hinlicky

Hardcover | July 25, 2017

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This encyclopedia is a collaboration of the leading scholars in the field of Reformation research and the thought, life, and legacy of influence - for good and for ill - of Martin Luther. In 2017 the world marks 500 years since the beginning of the public work of Luther, whose protest againstcorrupt practices and the way theology was taught captured Europe's attention from 1517 onward. Comprising 125 extensive articles, the Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther examines:* the contexts that shaped his social and intellectual world, such as previous theological and institutional developments * the genres in which he worked, including some he essentially created* the theological and ethical writings that make up the lion's share of his massive intellectual output* the complicated and contested history of his reception across the globe and across a span of disciplinesThis indispensable work seeks both to answer perennial questions as well as to raise new ones. Intentionally forward-looking in approach, the ORE of Martin Luther provides a reliable survey to such issues as, for instance, how did Luther understand God? What did he mean by his notion of "vocation?"How did he make use of, but also transform, medieval thought patterns and traditions? How did Luther and the Reformation re-shape Europe and launch modernity? What were his thoughts about Islam and Judaism, and how did the history of the effects of those writings unfold? Scholars from a variety of disciplines - economic history, systematic theology, gender and cultural studies, philosophy, and many more - propose an agenda for examining future research questions prompted by the harvest of decades of intense historical scrutiny and theological inquiry.
Derek R. Nelson is Professor of Religion and Stephen S. Bowen Professor of Liberal Arts at Wabash College. He is the co-author of Resilient Reformer: The Life and Thought of Martin Luther (Fortress, 2015) and the author or editor of eight other books in the history of theology. Paul R. Hinlicky is Tise Professor of Lutheran Studies at ...
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Title:The Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin LutherFormat:HardcoverDimensions:2195 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:July 25, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190461845

ISBN - 13:9780190461843

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