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Miracles and the Protestant imagination : the Evangelical wonder book in Reformation Germany

Author: Philip M Soergel
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Series: Oxford studies in historical theology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Reformation's war against the saints and their miracles is well known. The story of the Protestant Reformers' embrace of natural wonders as miracles that could similarly spur piety and moral discipline is much less familiar. In Miracles and the Protestant Imagination, Philip M. Soergel examines the sixteenth-century Lutheran wonder books, works filled with accounts of monstrous births, celestial apparitions,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip M Soergel
ISBN: 9780199844661 0199844666
OCLC Number: 741415804
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 234 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: The appropriation of wonders in sixteenth-century Germany --
Luther on miracles --
Nature and the "signs of the end" in Job Fincel's wonder signs --
Caspar Goltwurm on the rhetoric of natural wonders --
The polemics of depravity in the wonder books of Christoph Irenaeus --
Enduring models and changing tastes at century's end.
Series Title: Oxford studies in historical theology.
Responsibility: Philip M. Soergel.
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Generations of scholars have assumed that the Reformation represented a vital step on the way to the ''disenchantment of the world.'' Philip Soergel's groundbreaking study on wonder books reveals  Read more...

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Miracles and the Protestant Imagination is an outstanding book, a work of profound and wide-ranging erudition. The argument is presented with clarity and economy. * John L. Flood, Times Literary Read more...

 
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