A Companion to Anabaptism and Spiritualism, 1521-1700 by Stayer, J.M. (ed.), Roth, J.D. (ed.), John D. Roth, James M.

By Stayer, J.M. (ed.), Roth, J.D. (ed.), John D. Roth, James M. Stayer

This guide of Anabaptism and Spiritualism offers an informative survey of contemporary scholarship at the Radical Reformation, from the 152s to the top of the eighteenth century. each one bankruptcy deals a story precis that engages present study and indicates instructions for destiny learn.

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2, 116. 12 hans-jürgen goertz In the end, all of these shifts were variations on the theme of the sanctification of the justified. A Communal Orientation of the Reformation Karlstadt takes his place in Reformation history above all as the spiritus rector of the Wittenberg Movement in 1521–1522. ”20 Very quickly political exigencies, ecclesiastical institutions and social forces were mobilized with the goal of reordering ecclesiastical and social relationships in Wittenberg. James S. 22 Indeed, in Wittenberg ecclesiastical jurisdiction, now for the most part removed from the bishop, did not rest with the town council but with the territorial ruler.

Lohse (1990), 89–109. 11 Cf. Martin Brecht, “Andreas Bodenstein von Karlstadt, Martin Luther und der Kanon der Heiligen Schrift,” in Bubenheimer (2001), 140–45. 12 Esp. Sider (1974). the reformation of the commoners 7 After the academic disputations burghers and students alike were pressing the Wittenberg theologians to put the new insights into practice. The first leaders to be engaged were Philip Melanchthon and Gabriel Zwilling, the preacher of the Augustinian cloister. Soon, however, Karlstadt, who had initially assumed a more cautious posture, took the lead and promoted reforms in Wittenberg without deference to the reservations of the Electoral Saxon court.

In the end he had to flee. In his Prague Manifesto of November 1521— which Günter Vogler has appropriately described as an “open letter”49—Müntzer justified himself by attacking the clergy. Borrowing from mystical soteriology, he contrasted the clergy negatively with lay people who had been seized by the divine spirit, and he presented himself as the prophet of the apostolic church, which should be restored in the Bohemia of Jan Hus and “thereafter everywhere”50 and as the tool of God in the imminent judgment of the world, in which the elect would be separated from the damned.

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