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Luther's Wittenberg world : the reformer's family, friends, followers, and foes / Robert Kolb.

By: Kolb, Robert, 1941- [author.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Minneapolis, MN : Fortress Press, [2018]Copyright date: ©2018Description: ix, 312 pages : portraits, facsimiles, color maps, music ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1451490070 (alk. paper); 9781451490077 (alk. paper).Other title: Reformer's family, friends, followers, and foes.Subject(s): Luther, Martin, 1483-1546 -- Adversaries | Luther, Martin, 1483-1546 -- Disciples | Luther, Martin, 1483-1546 -- Friends and associates | Reformation -- Germany -- Wittenberg (Saxony-Anhalt) | Wittenberg (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany) -- HistoryDDC classification: 230/.41
Contents:
Child, pupil, student, monk : from Mansfeld to Magdeburg, Eisenach, and Erfurt -- Gown and town : Luther's Wittenberg neighbors -- The Wittenberg team : Luther's family, colleagues, and early students -- German reformers : Luther's supporters across German-speaking lands -- German students : Wittenberg educates a generation -- International students : Wittenberg educates reformers from afar -- Princes friendly and hostile : Wittenberg's engagement with political leadership -- Luther's foes : Luther's critics from all corners.
Summary: "In conversations about the Reformation, the name Martin Luther towers above all others. And rightly so. His work, vision, and writings set Christianity on a course of events that would forever change the way that most believers live and understand their faith. And yet, the Reformation was far more than Martin Luther. Around Luther were hundreds of people - fellow teachers and priests, politicians, artists, printers, and spouses - without whose activity and work the Reformation would have progressed much differently. These women and men make up Luther's Wittenberg world, and there is much to be learned from engaging their work. In this monumental work, Robert Kolb introduces us to those individuals. Engaging and informative essays on the social, political, and economic realities of the sixteenth century frame brief introductions to over two hundred supporting "cast members" whose lives played out around Martin Luther. Comprehensively illustrated, with maps, bibliographies, and other resources, Luther's Wittenberg World is a treasure"--Publisher's website.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-306) and index.

Child, pupil, student, monk : from Mansfeld to Magdeburg, Eisenach, and Erfurt -- Gown and town : Luther's Wittenberg neighbors -- The Wittenberg team : Luther's family, colleagues, and early students -- German reformers : Luther's supporters across German-speaking lands -- German students : Wittenberg educates a generation -- International students : Wittenberg educates reformers from afar -- Princes friendly and hostile : Wittenberg's engagement with political leadership -- Luther's foes : Luther's critics from all corners.

"In conversations about the Reformation, the name Martin Luther towers above all others. And rightly so. His work, vision, and writings set Christianity on a course of events that would forever change the way that most believers live and understand their faith. And yet, the Reformation was far more than Martin Luther. Around Luther were hundreds of people - fellow teachers and priests, politicians, artists, printers, and spouses - without whose activity and work the Reformation would have progressed much differently. These women and men make up Luther's Wittenberg world, and there is much to be learned from engaging their work. In this monumental work, Robert Kolb introduces us to those individuals. Engaging and informative essays on the social, political, and economic realities of the sixteenth century frame brief introductions to over two hundred supporting "cast members" whose lives played out around Martin Luther. Comprehensively illustrated, with maps, bibliographies, and other resources, Luther's Wittenberg World is a treasure"--Publisher's website.

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