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The German Reformation

  • Hans J. Hillerbrand
Part of the Documentary History of Western Civilization book series (DHWC)

Abstract

In the pursuit of his academic responsibilities at Wittenberg Luther formulated a new theology which, since it diverged from the medieval theological consensus, eventually led to the Reformation. The starting point of this new theology was a basic insight into the nature of biblical religion. Though there is some uncertainty about the exact date of this insight, Luther surely had come to it well before the outbreak of the indulgences controversy in 1517. Luther commented on his theological development on several occasions, notably in the year before his death, when he wrote the Preface to the first volume of his Latin writings then in the process of publication.

Keywords

Good Work Governing Authority Eternal Life Good Conscience Temporal Authority 
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© Hans J. Hillerbrand 1968

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  • Hans J. Hillerbrand

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