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Whitford, David M. [Ed.]
Martin Luther in Context.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2018. XVI, 416 S. m. 9 Abb. Geb. £ 84,99. ISBN 978-1-107-15088-1.
David M. Whitford has gathered forty-seven compact, concise essays, averaging less than ten pages each, which provide students and scholars in the field with surveys of central elements of the context in which Martin Luther developed and in which his Reformation spread. Some essays dwell almost exclusively on context; others focus on Luther’s own writings and actions within broader contexts, treated in various degrees. Some authors have dedicated their scholarship over the years to Luther or his immediate surroundings over longer or shorter periods of his life while others approach the Wittenberg reformer from other their own interests in late me-dieval or early modern history. It is fruitful to gain insights from those who have worked in related fields of research alongside those who ...
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