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Martin Luther as Prophet, Teacher, and Hero : Images of the Reformer, 1520-1620

Author: Robert Kolb
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Baker Academic, 1999.
Series: Texts and studies in Reformation and post-Reformation thought.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work considers the ways in which Martin Luther's contemporaries and successors used his influence in the German Reformation and adapted it to the needs of the church in their respective ages. Robert Kolb suggests Luther's disciples viewed him in three different ways: as prophet, teacher, and hero. The second section of the book focuses on the use and collection of Luther's writings.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Kolb, Robert, 1941-
Martin Luther as Prophet, Teacher, and Hero : Images of the Reformer, 1520-1620.
Grand Rapids : Baker Publishing Group, ©1999
(DLC) 99049291
(OCoLC)42682811
Named Person: Martin Luther; Martin Luther; Martin Luther; Martin Luther; Martin Luther
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Kolb
ISBN: 9781441237200 1441237208
OCLC Number: 779827985
Notes: "A Labyrinth book."
Description: 1 online resource (278 p.) : ill.
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Abbreviations; Illustrations; Introduction; Part One --
Theander Lutherus: The Man of God as Prophet, Teacher, and Hero; 1. The Living Prophet: Luther in the View of His Contemporaries; The Beginnings of the Reformation; From Monk and Teacher to Prophet and Angel; Burying and Praising Luther; 2. The Prophet of God: Luther as the Authoritative Interpreter of God's Word; The Assertion of Luther's Authority; The Perspective of Cyriakus Spangenberg; Descriptions of Luther as Apostle, Evangelist, and Prophet. Luther's Authority in Mid-Sixteenth-Century Confessions and Corpora DoctrinaeLuther's Authority in the Formula of Concord; The Decline of Luther's Prophetic Authority; 3. The German Prophet: Luther as Hero of the People and the Nation against the Baalites of Rome; Depicting the Hero; The Characteristics of the Prophetic Hero; Writing the Life of the Hero; 4. The Teaching Prophet: Luther as Instructor of Pure Teaching in Conflict with the Sacramentarians; Luther's Teaching Office through the Republication of His Works; Luther's Teaching in the Crypto-Philippist Controversy. The Apology of the Book of Concord; Luther as Prophetic Teacher in the Crypto-Calvinist Controversy of the 1590s; 5. The Hero of the Reformation: Popular Presentations of Luther in Maturing Lutheranism; Martin Luther on Stage; The Reformation Jubilee and Luther's Image; Part Two --
Opera Omnia Reverendi Domini Martini Lutheri: The Reprinting of Luthers Works in the Half Century after His Death; 6. The Complete Luther: The Initial Editions of Luthers Published Teaching; The First Collected Works; The Wittenberg Edition; The Jena Edition; The Eisleben Edition; Luther's Correspondence; Table Talk. 7. Blossoms and Bouquets from Luther's Thought: Topical Collections and Individual Reprints of Luther's PublicationsFor the Comfort and Instruction of God's People; The Postils; The Catechism; The Hymns; Pastoral Theology; Devotional Materials; Prayers; Biblical Comment; Social Thought; Prophetic Prediction; Polemic; Aids for Reading Luther; 8. The Loci Communes Lutheri: Luther Systematized for Teaching the Faith; Introduction of the Topical Approach; Topical Overviews of Luther's Theology; Organizing Luther for Edification; The Form of Luther's Thought according to Corvinus. The Form of Luther's Thought according to Kirchner; The Form of Luther's Thought according to the Brandenburg Theologians; The Form of Luther's Thought according to Walther; The Form of Luther's Thought according to Fabricius; Conclusion: Theander Lutherus; Appendix: The Printing History of the Wittenberg and Jena Editions of Luthers Works; Bibliography; Index; About the Author; Notes; Back Cover.
Series Title: Texts and studies in Reformation and post-Reformation thought.
Responsibility: Robert Kolb.

Abstract:

This work considers the ways in which Martin Luther's contemporaries and successors used his influence in the German Reformation and adapted it to the needs of the church in their respective ages. Robert Kolb suggests Luther's disciples viewed him in three different ways: as prophet, teacher, and hero. The second section of the book focuses on the use and collection of Luther's writings.

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