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Title The Babylonian captivity of the Church, 1520 / Erik H. Herrmann ; Paul W. Robinson, editor.
Author Luther, Martin, 1483-1546, author.
Publication Minneapolis : Fortress Press, [2016]
Copyright date ©2016
Description xiv, 9-131 pages : illustrations, portraits, facsimiles ; 24 cm.
Call # 280.4 L
Series The Annotated Luther study edition
Luther, Martin, 1483-1546. Works. Selections. English (Annotated Luther study edition)
Note Excerpted from The Annotated Luther, Volume 3, Church and sacraments (Minneapolis : Fortress Press, 2016), Paul W. Robinson, volume editor (title page verso). Pagination : pages 9-131.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note Translated from the Latin.
Summary In his The Babylonian Captivity of the Church, Martin Luther set forth a reconsideration of the sacramental Christian life that centered on the word. His thesis is that the papacy had distorted the sacraments with its own traditions and regulations, transforming them into a system of control and coercion. The evangelical liberty of the sacramental promises had been replaced by a papal absolutism which, like a feudal lordship, claimed its own jurisdictional liberties and privileges over the totality of Christian life through a sacramental system that spanned birth to death. Yet Luther does not replace one tyranny for another; his argument for a return to the biblical understanding of the sacraments is moderated by a consideration of traditions and external practices in relation to their effects on the individual conscience and faith. This volume is excerpted from The Annotated Luther series, Volume 3. Each volume in the series contains new introductions, annotations, illustrations, and notes to help shed light on Luther#x19;s context and interpret his writings for today. The translations of Luther's writings include updates of Luther's Works, American Edition, or entirely new translations of Luther's German or Latin writings. (Publisher).
Subject Catholic Church -- Doctrines -- Early works to 1800.
Catholic Church -- Controversial literature -- Early works to 1800.
Catholic Church. (OCoLC)fst00531720
Sacraments -- Catholic Church -- Early works to 1800.
Lutheran Church -- Doctrines.
Reformation.
Theology -- Early works to 1800.
Controversial literature. (OCoLC)fst01352540
Lutheran Church -- Doctrines. (OCoLC)fst01004020
Reformation. (OCoLC)fst01092555
Sacraments -- Catholic Church. (OCoLC)fst01103085
Theology. (OCoLC)fst01149559
Theology, Doctrinal. (OCoLC)fst01149617
Genre Early works. (OCoLC)fst01411636
Addl. Author Contained in (expression): Luther, Martin, 1483-1546. Works. Selections. English (Robinson)
Herrmann, Erik H., writer of added commentary.
Robinson, Paul W., editor.
Addl. Title De captivitate Babylonica ecclesiae praeludium. English
ISBN 1506413471 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9781506413471 (pbk. ; alk. paper)

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