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Luther and the Reformation of the later Middle Ages / Eric Leland Saak, Indiana University, Purdue University, Indianapolis.

Author/creator Saak, Eric Leland author.
Format Tactile Material, Book, and Print
Publication Info Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Copyright Notice ©2017
Descriptionxii, 399 pages ; 24 cm
Subject(s)
Contents The Reformation of the later Middle Ages -- Seeking God's mercy: living the Augustinian life -- Discoveries and breakthroughs -- Luther's ways of thought -- Brother Martin Luther, Augustinian -- Mother Church and the Pope -- The woe of the world: Luther from friar to reformer -- The failure of the Reformation.
Summary In 1517, Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses, an act often linked with the start of the Reformation. In this work, Eric Leland Saak argues that the 95 Theses do not signal Luther's break from Roman Catholicism. An obedient Observant Augustinian Hermit, Luther's self-understanding from 1505 until at least 1520 was as Brother Martin Luther, Augustinian, not Reformer, and he continued to wear his habit until October 1524. Saak demonstrates that Luther's provocative act represented the culmination of the late medieval Reformation. It was only the failure of this earlier Reformation that served as a catalyst for the onset of the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation. Luther's true Reformation discovery had little to do with justification by faith, or with his 95 Theses. Yet his discoveries in February of 1520 were to change everything.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 376-391) and index.
LCCN 2017002241
ISBN9781107187221 (hardback ; alk. paper)
ISBN1107187222 (hardback ; alk. paper)

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