Lay Theology in the Reformation: Popular Pamphleteers in Southwest Germany 1521-1525 (Paperback)Paul A. Russell (author)
Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 20/06/2002
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This book examines the coming of the Protestant Reformation from the viewpoint of eight common people, who were sufficiently disturbed by the events of 1521-5 to write treatises, letters, dialogues, and sermons, which they published. Their works are lively testimony to the interest of laypeople in the affairs of the church, and their willingness to discuss often complex theological training. These works are among the first documents of lay theology and piety, but they are also propaganda: disappointed with the Catholic clergy and with secular authorities, the authors of these pamphlets were called to prophesy, preach, and convert their readers/listeners lest Christ return soon to find his church unprepared. They demanded a new apostolate for laypeople, something the clergy had feared for centuries and something which civic authorities feared as a potential source of radical ideas.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 228 x 154 x 19 mm
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