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The reformation of faith in the context of late medieval theology and piety : essays by Berndt Hamm

Annotation This book comprises the first major collection of articles in English translation by University of Erlangen Professor Dr. Berndt Hamm, one of the most important and innovative scholars of the intellectual history of late-medieval and Reformation Germany. The articles herein trace the evolution of Christian theology and piety from the twelfth through the sixteenth centuries, employing a variety of disciplines and interpretative models to chart transformations with extraordinary attention to historical context. Hamm's intensive work with previously unknown sermon collections, devotional works, and pastoral care manuals from the later middle ages serves as the basis for a new appraisal of the lines of continuity and change between that era and the German Reformation
eBook, English, 2004
Brill, Leiden, 2004
1 online resource (xvi, 305 pages) : illustrations
9789004131910, 9781423714330, 9789047402442, 9004131914, 1423714334, 9047402448
AcknowledgmentsAbbreviationsEditor’s Foreword1. Normative Centering in the 15th and 16th Centuries: Observations on Religiosity, Theology, and Iconology2. Between Severity and Mercy. Three Models of Pre-Reformation Urban Reform Preaching: Savonarola – Staupitz – Geiler3. Volition and Inadequacy as a Topic in Late Medieval Pastoral Care of Penitents4. From the Medieval “Love of God” to the “Faith” of Luther – A Contribution to the History of Penitence5. Why did “Faith” become for Luther the Central Concept of the Christian Life?6. What was the Reformation Doctrine of Justification?7. Reformation “from below” and Reformation “from above”. On the Problem of the Historical Classifications of the Reformation8. How Innovative was the Reformation?9. The Place of the Reformation in the Second Christian MillenniumIndex of Persons and PlacesIndex of Subjects