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Performing the Reformation: Religious Festivals in Contemporary Wittenberg

Barry Stephenson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199732753
eISBN:
9780199777310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732753.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

Over the past few decades, heritage tourism, pilgrimage routes, and public festivity have emerged as important resources shaping identities and channeling cultural flows in our global world. This ... More


Conclusion: The Elusive Dream

Korie L. Edwards

in The Elusive Dream: The Power of Race in Interracial Churches

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195314243
eISBN:
9780199871810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314243.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The concluding chapter ends the book with a discussion on the implications of the book's findings for developing racially integrated religious organizations that truly epitomize Dr. Martin Luther ... More


Evangelical Free Will: Phillipp Melanchthon's Doctrinal Journey on the Origins of Faith

Gregory Graybill

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199589487
eISBN:
9780191594588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589487.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

If one is saved by faith alone in Jesus Christ, then what is the origin of that faith? Is it a preordained gift of God to elect individuals, or is some measure of human free choice involved? ... More


Conclusion: The Cross of Christ as a Symbol of Hope

Arnfríður Guðmundsdóttir

in Meeting God on the Cross: Feminist Christologies and the Theology of the Cross

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195397963
eISBN:
9780199827206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195397963.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts. It argues that women’s experience of exclusion and oppression truly intensifies the ethical and the political dimension of a feminist theology of the ... More


Gender Issues in Ancient and Reformation Translations of Genesis 1-4

Helen Kraus

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199600786
eISBN:
9780191731563
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600786.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Church History

This book deals with Bible translation and its development from Antiquity to the Reformation. Taking the Hebrew Masoretic Text of Genesis as Old Testament Vorlage, it examines corresponding verses ... More


Martin Luther: Confessor of the Faith

Robert Kolb

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199208937
eISBN:
9780191695742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208937.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

Martin Luther's thought continues to challenge people throughout the world in the twenty-first century. His paradigmatic shift in defining God and what it means to be human left behind a foundation ... More


Kierkegaard: Thinking Christianly in an Existential Mode

Sylvia Walsh

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199208357
eISBN:
9780191695728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208357.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

Søren Kierkegaard (1813–1855) was first and foremost a Christian thinker who is perhaps best known for his devastating attack upon Christendom or the established order of his time. Not since Luther ... More


Thomas Cranmer’s Doctrine of Repentance: Renewing the Power to Love

Ashley Null

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270218
eISBN:
9780191683954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270218.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

For centuries historians have offered often bitterly contradictory answers to the question of who exactly was Thomas Cranmer. Although Cranmer was a key participant in the changes to English life ... More


Introduction

John L. Meech

in Paul in Israel's Story: Self and Community at the Cross

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195306941
eISBN:
9780199785018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195306945.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

After his encounter with the risen Christ, St. Paul had to retell Israel’s story, and in so doing, his own understanding of self and community underwent a profound shift. Is it possible that the ... More


Introduction

CARL R. TRUEMAN

in Luther’s Legacy: Salvation and English Reformers, 1525-1556

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263524
eISBN:
9780191682599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263524.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

This study is divided into three parts. Part One deals with the historical and intellectual context of five English Reformers: William Tyndale, John Frith, Robert Barnes, John Hooper, and John ... More


Conclusion: Martin Luther, Confessor of the Faith and Pastor of God’s People

Robert Kolb

in Martin Luther: Confessor of the Faith

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199208937
eISBN:
9780191695742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208937.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This concluding chapter presents thoughts from the author that God come to rescue his human creatures from the mystery of evil and restore them to their full enjoyment of his gift of humanity. Martin ... More


Exploitation versus Real Freedom

Philippe Van Parijs

in Real Freedom for All: What (if Anything) Can Justify Capitalism?

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293576
eISBN:
9780191600074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293577.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

By providing a modest income even to those who do not want to work, is one not institutionalizing the exploitation of hard workers by free riders? There would definitely be ‘Lockean exploitation’, ... More


Bonhoeffer's Theological Formation: Berlin, Barth, and Protestant Theology

Michael P. DeJonge

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199639786
eISBN:
9780191738708
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639786.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

This book argues that the central concept of Bonhoeffer’s early theology, ‘person’, positions his thought in relationship to his own Lutheran tradition as well as the two most important post‐First ... More


Theological and Philosophical Origins of Religious Liberty in the U.S. Constitution

Kristine Kalanges

in Religious Liberty in Western and Islamic Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199859467
eISBN:
9780199933518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199859467.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Comparative Law

This chapter discusses the early modern origins of freedom of religion in the Protestant Reformation (including the contributions of Martin Luther and John Calvin), the genesis of the “American ... More


Cold Comforts: John Updike, Protestant Thought, and the Semantics of Paradox

Kyle A. Pasewark

in John Calvin's American Legacy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390971
eISBN:
9780199777099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390971.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

Among the signal achievements of the mainline reformers John Calvin and Martin Luther was to reinvigorate the semantics of paradox, especially as relates to the concepts of freedom and election. ... More


The Religious Crisis of the 1960s

Hugh McLeod

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199298259
eISBN:
9780191711619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298259.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The 1960s were a time of explosive religious change. In the Christian churches, it was a time of innovation from the ‘new theology’ and ‘new morality’ of Bishop Robinson, to the evangelicalism of the ... More


 Luther, Calvin, and Henry VIII's Formularies of Faith

Timothy Fitzgerald

in Discourse on Civility and Barbarity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195300093
eISBN:
9780199868636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300093.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter is the first of several which attempt to locate the typical usages of words in historical documents, in this case the Formularies of Faith of Henry VIII. Whatever differences did or did ... More


1522–1526: Unrest

Gregory B. Graybill

in Evangelical Free Will: Phillipp Melanchthon's Doctrinal Journey on the Origins of Faith

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199589487
eISBN:
9780191594588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589487.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The Wittenberg Unrest of 1521–2 caused Melanchthon to emphasize civil freedom, although he still maintained the spiritual bondage of the will. This new emphasis occurred in tandem with the ... More


Introduction: Approaching Lutherland

Barry Stephenson

in Performing the Reformation: Religious Festivals in Contemporary Wittenberg

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199732753
eISBN:
9780199777310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732753.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

The town of Wittenberg, Germany, was Martin Luther’s home for thirty-six years, and the seat of the German Reformation. Today, the town is A UNESCO World Heritage Site, a venue for Protestant ... More


The Wittenberg Festivals

Barry Stephenson

in Performing the Reformation: Religious Festivals in Contemporary Wittenberg

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199732753
eISBN:
9780199777310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732753.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

Each year, the town of Wittenberg hosts two Luther-themed festivals: Reformation Day and Luther’s Wedding. This chapter provides an introduction to the content and nature of the festivals and ... More


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