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Martin Luther, the Bible, and the Jewish People

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ISBN 13 : 1451424280
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Martin Luther, the Bible, and the Jewish People PDF Format Full Free by Martin Luther and published by Fortress Press. This book was released on 2012 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The place and significance of Martin Luther in the long history of Christian anti-Jewish polemic has been and continues to be a contested issue. The literature on the subject is substantial and diverse. While efforts to exonerate Luther as "merely" a man of his times who "merely" perpetuated what he had received from his cultural and theological tradition have rightly been jettisoned, there still persists even among the educated public the perception that the truly problematic aspects of Luther's anti-Jewish attitudes are confined to the final stages of his career. It is true that Luther's anti-Jewish rhetoric intensified toward the end of his life, but reading Luther with a careful eye toward "the Jewish question," it becomes clear that Luther's theological presuppositions toward Judaism and the Jewish people are a central, core component of his thought throughout his career, not just at the end. It follows then that it is impossible to understand the heart and building blocks of Luther's theology (justification, faith, liberation, salvation, grace) without acknowledging the crucial role of "the Jews" in his fundamental thinking. Luther was constrained by ideas, images, and superstitions regarding the Jews and Judaism that he inherited from medieval Christian tradition. But the engine in the development of Luther's theological thought as it relates to the Jews is his biblical hermeneutics. Just as "the Jewish question" is a central, core component of his thought, so biblical interpretation (and especially Old Testament interpretation) is the primary arena in which fundamental claims about the Jews and Judaism are formulated and developed.


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Martin Luther

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0191034339
Pages : 576 pages
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Download Martin Luther PDF Format Full Free by Heinz Schilling and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2017-03-10 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: No other German has shaped the history of early-modern Europe more than Martin Luther. In this comprehensive and balanced biography we see Luther as a rebel, but not as a lone hero; as a soldier in a mighty struggle for the universal reform of Christianity and its role in the world. The foundation of Protestantism changed the religious landscape of Europe, and subsequently the world, but the author chooses to show not simply as a reformer, but as an individual. In his study of the Wittenberg monk, Heinz Schilling - one of Germany's leading social and political historians - gives the reader a rounded view of a difficult, contradictory character, who changed the world by virtue of his immense will.


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Martin Luther, the Bible, and the Jewish People

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ISBN 13 : 9780800698041
Pages : 247 pages
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Download Martin Luther, the Bible, and the Jewish People PDF Format Full Free by Martin Luther and published by . This book was released on 2012 with total page 247 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The place and significance of Martin Luther in the long history of Christian anti-Jewish polemic has been and continues to be a contested issue. The literature on the subject is substantial and diverse. While efforts to exonerate Luther as "merely" a man of his times who "merely" perpetuated what he had received from his cultural and theological tradition have rightly been jettisoned, there still persists even among the educated public the perception that the truly problematic aspects of Luther's anti-Jewish attitudes are confined to the final stages of his career. It is true that Luther's anti-Jewish rhetoric intensified toward the end of his life, but reading Luther with a careful eye toward "the Jewish question," it becomes clear that Luther's theological presuppositions toward Judaism and the Jewish people are a central, core component of his thought throughout his career, not just at the end. It follows then that it is impossible to understand the heart and building blocks of Luther's theology (justification, faith, liberation, salvation, grace) without acknowledging the crucial role of "the Jews" in his fundamental thinking. Luther was constrained by ideas, images, and superstitions regarding the Jews and Judaism that he inherited from medieval Christian tradition. But the engine in the development of Luther's theological thought as it relates to the Jews is his biblical hermeneutics. Just as "the Jewish question" is a central, core component of his thought, so biblical interpretation (and especially Old Testament interpretation) is the primary arena in which fundamental claims about the Jews and Judaism are formulated and developed.


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Luther and the Jews

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ISBN 13 : 1498245005
Pages : 152 pages
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Download Luther and the Jews PDF Format Full Free by Richard S. Harvey and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2017-08-02 with total page 152 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Luther and the Jews: Putting Right the Lies is a timely and important contribution to the debate about the legacy of the Protestant Reformation. It brings together two topics that sit uncomfortably: the life, ministry, and impact of Martin Luther, and the history of Jewish-Christian relations to which he made a profoundly negative contribution. As a Messianic Jew, Richard Harvey considers Luther and his legacy today, and explains how Messianic Jews have a vital role to play in the much-needed reconciliation not only between Protestants and Catholics, but also between Christians and Jews, in order for Luther's vision of the renewal and restoration of the church to be realized.


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Martin Luther on Reading the Bible as Christian Scripture

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ISBN 13 : 1498282121
Pages : 224 pages
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Download Martin Luther on Reading the Bible as Christian Scripture PDF Format Full Free by William M. Marsh and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2017-07-17 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Above all else that the sixteenth-century German Reformer was known for, Martin Luther was a Doctor of the Holy Scriptures. One of the most characteristic features of Luther's approach to Scripture was his resolved christological interpretation of the Bible. Many of the Reformer's interpreters have looked back upon Luther's "Christ-centered" exposition of the Scriptures with sentimentality but have often labeled it as "Christianization," particularly in regards to Luther's approach of the Old Testament, dismissing his relevance for today's faithful readers of God's Word. This study revisits this assessment of Luther's christological interpretation of Scripture by way of critical analysis of the Reformer's "prefaces to the Bible" that he wrote for his translation of the Scriptures into the German vernacular. This work contends that Luther foremost believes Jesus Christ to be the sensus literalis of Scripture on the basis of the Bible's messianic promise, not enforcing a dogmatic principle onto the scriptural text and its biblical authors that would be otherwise foreign to them. This study asserts that Luther's exegesis of the Bible's "letter" (i.e., his engagement with the biblical text) is primarily responsible for his conviction that Christ is Holy Scripture's literal sense.


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Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation

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Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN 13 : 1442271590
Pages : 978 pages
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Download Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation PDF Format Full Free by Mark A. Lamport and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2017-08-31 with total page 978 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation is a comprehensive study of the life and work of Martin Luther and the movements that followed him—in history and through today. Entries explore Luther’s contributions to theology, sacraments, his influence on the church and contemporaries, his character, and more.


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Martin Luther

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Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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ISBN 13 : 3110499029
Pages : 1756 pages
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Download Martin Luther PDF Format Full Free by Alberto Melloni and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2017-12-20 with total page 1756 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The three volumes present the current state of international research on Martin Luther’s life and work and the Reformation's manifold influences on history, churches, politics, culture, philosophy, arts and society up to the 21st century. The work is initiated by the Fondazione per le scienze religiose Giovanni XXIII (Bologna) in cooperation with the European network Refo500. This handbook is also available in German.


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In Search of the Hebrew People

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Publisher : Indiana University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0253033861
Pages : 224 pages
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Download In Search of the Hebrew People PDF Format Full Free by Ofri Ilany and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2018-04-01 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A book that “could serve as an effective introduction to German history, biblical studies and modern nationalism, among other fields” (German History). As German scholars, poets, and theologians searched for the origins of the ancient Israelites, Ofri Ilany believes, they created a model for nationalism that drew legitimacy from the biblical idea of the Chosen People. In this broad exploration of eighteenth-century Hebraism, Ilany tells the story of the surprising role that this model played in discussions of ethnicity, literature, culture, and nationhood among the German-speaking intellectual elite. He reveals the novel portrait they sketched of ancient Israel and how they tried to imitate the Hebrews while forging their own national consciousness. This sophisticated and lucid argument sheds new light on the myths, concepts, and political tools that formed the basis of modern German culture.


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Martin Luther's Anti-Semitism

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Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 080286676X
Pages : 173 pages
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Download Martin Luther's Anti-Semitism PDF Format Full Free by Eric W. Gritsch and published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. This book was released on 2012-01-09 with total page 173 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this book Eric W. Gritsch, a Lutheran and a distinguished Luther scholar, faces the glaring ugliness of Martin Luther's anti- Semitism head-on, describing Luther's journey from initial attempts to proselytize Jews to an appallingly racist position, which he apparently held until his death. Comprehensively laying out the textual evidence for Luther's virulent anti-Semitism, Gritsch traces the development of Luther's thinking in relation to his experiences, external influences, and theological convictions. Revealing greater impending danger with each step, Martin Luther's Anti-Semitism marches steadily onward until the full extent of Luther's racism becomes apparent. Gritsch's unflinching analysis also describes the impact of Luther's egregious words on subsequent generations and places Luther within Europe's long history of anti-Semitism. Throughout, however, Gritsch resists the temptation either to demonize or to exonerate Luther. Rather, readers will recognize Luther's mistakes as links in a chain that pulled him further and further away from an attitude of respect for Jews as the biblical people of God. Gritsch depicts Luther as a famous example of the intensive struggle with the enduring question of Christian-Jewish relations. It is a great historical tragedy that Luther, of all people, fell victim to anti-Semitism -- albeit against his better judgment.


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The Forgotten Luther II

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Publisher : Fortress Press
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ISBN 13 : 1506447090
Pages : 113 pages
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Download The Forgotten Luther II PDF Format Full Free by Paul A. Wee and published by Fortress Press. This book was released on 2019-04-02 with total page 113 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this critical time in history, this volume argues that what is urgently needed is a cogent, clear, biblically based and theologically grounded rationale for the manner in which the church speaks and acts in the political arena. Lured at times into other-worldly quietism because of the pressure of historical events or distorted through a rigid understanding of the two kingdoms, the church of the Reformation has at times been silent in addressing the political factors that create and contribute to hunger, injustice, and war. This book looks carefully at the public witness of Martin Luther and its meaning for preaching, teaching, and carrying out public ministry today. Luther's conviction was that government is responsible to God for containing evil and maintaining peace and good order, and for ensuring that no person is hungry or in want. The book asks critical questions: When should the church support the state's agenda? When should it resist? What are the options for critical but constructive cooperation? This helpful volume includes essays from leading Lutheran theologians, a summary description of what this means for local ministry, and a study guide to encourage conversation and action.


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The Jews and the Reformation

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Publisher : Yale University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0300186290
Pages : 331 pages
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Download The Jews and the Reformation PDF Format Full Free by Kenneth Austin and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2020-07-14 with total page 331 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first comprehensive account of Protestant and Catholic attitudes toward Jews and Judaism in the European Reformation ​In this rich, wide-ranging, and meticulously researched account, Kenneth Austin examines the attitudes of various Christian groups in the Protestant and Catholic Reformations towards Jews, the Hebrew language, and Jewish learning. Martin Luther’s writings are notorious, but Reformation attitudes were much more varied and nuanced than these might lead us to believe. This book has much to tell us about the Reformation and its priorities—and has important implications for how we think about religious pluralism more broadly.


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Respect for the Jews

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ISBN 13 : 1532670923
Pages : 310 pages
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Download Respect for the Jews PDF Format Full Free by Franz Posset and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2019-09-30 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Eight different historical-theological studies are assembled here under the title Respect for the Jews. They focus primarily on positive Catholic attitudes toward Jews during the turbulent years of the first half of the sixteenth century. The number of authors and texts are relatively small, but need to be brought out into the open. For the first time, a speech in praise of the language of the Jews by the early ecumenist, Georg Witzel (1501-1573), is made available in English. Other Catholic Hebraists who are featured include Johann Reuchlin (1455-1522), Matthaeus Adrianus (ca. 1470-1521), Robert Wakefield (died 1537), and Nicolaus Winmann (ca. 1500-1550). Their brilliant works are presented in front of the sinister backdrop of the vicious attacks against the Jews by the well-educated Catholic convert of Jewish descent, Johann Pfefferkorn (ca. 1469-1521), a self-appointed Catholic missionary to the Jews, and also against the background of the scandalous outbursts of the Grobian Reformer, Martin Luther (1483-1546). Volume 4 of the author's Collected Works fosters the idea that Jews and Christians are "study partners," rather than antagonists--as visualized in the new statue "Synagogue and Church in Our Time" (as shown on the cover).


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Luther the Anti-Semite

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Publisher : Fortress Press
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ISBN 13 : 1506445837
Pages : 98 pages
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Download Luther the Anti-Semite PDF Format Full Free by Alon Goshen-Gottstein and published by Fortress Press. This book was released on 2018-05-01 with total page 98 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The problem of "Luther and the Jews" has received much attention since World War II. Many consider there to be a direct line leading from Martin Luther's later anti-Jewish recommendations to policies carried out in the Third Reich. This has led contemporary Lutheran Churches worldwide to issue apologies and to distance themselves from Luther's anti-Semitic teachings. It has also led Jews to distance themselves from Luther as a religious figure. The present work revisits Luther's anti-Semitism and seeks to understand the compound factors that informed it. Drawing on contemporary Luther scholarship, it develops a model, the "Luther Model," that brings together multiple factors that help account for what went wrong, as we see it from our contemporary perspective. With that model in place, it engages in an examination of whether these factors, abstracted from the particularity of their historical context, are not also present in contemporary Jewish attitudes to Christians, as well as in broader negative relations between faith communities. By constructing the "Luther Model," this work seeks to feature Luther as a teacher and a paradigm for how religion can turn violent and destructive to other religions and to draw the appropriate lessons for interreligious relations today.


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Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions

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Publisher : Baker Academic
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ISBN 13 : 1493410237
Pages : 880 pages
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Download Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions PDF Format Full Free by and published by Baker Academic. This book was released on 2017-08-22 with total page 880 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the five hundred years since the publication of Martin Luther's Ninety- Five Theses, a rich set of traditions have grown up around that action and the subsequent events of the Reformation. This up-to-date dictionary by leading theologians and church historians covers Luther's life and thought, key figures of his time, and the various traditions he continues to influence. Prominent scholars of the history of Lutheran traditions have brought together experts in church history representing a variety of Christian perspectives to offer a major, cutting-edge reference work. Containing nearly six hundred articles, this dictionary provides a comprehensive overview of Luther's life and work and the traditions emanating from the Wittenberg Reformation. It traces the history, theology, and practices of the global Lutheran movement, covering significant figures, events, theological writings and ideas, denominational subgroups, and congregational practices that have constituted the Lutheran tradition from the Reformation to the present day.



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The True Christian Gospel

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Publisher : Orlando Inc
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Pages : 231 pages
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Download The True Christian Gospel PDF Format Full Free by Orlando A. Robertson and published by Orlando Inc. This book was released on 2012-09-07 with total page 231 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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Radicalizing Reformation

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ISBN 13 : 3643907729
Pages : 310 pages
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Download Radicalizing Reformation PDF Format Full Free by Karen L. Bloomquist and published by LIT Verlag Münster. This book was released on 2016-08-09 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Radicalizing Reformation provides critical perspectives from North American theologians involved in the international project, "Radicalizing Reformation - Provoked by the Bible and Today's Crises." This project explores the radical roots of what was ignited 500 years ago in order to bring more attention to the systemic challenges that must be addressed today, drawing from both the strengths and the weaknesses of the Reformation legacy. Authors in this all-English volume include: Brigitte Kahl, Paul S. Chung, Samuel Torvend, Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, Craig L. Nessan, Peter Goodwin Heltzel, Charles Amjad-Ali, Karl Koop, Wanda Deifelt, Vitor Westhelle, and Karen L. Bloomquist. Each article has been published in one of the previous five volumes. This volume also includes background on the overall project, the 94 theses, and a guide for discussion in local contexts. (Series: Radicalizing Reformation / Die Reformation Radikalisieren, Vol. 6) [Subject: Religious Studies]