A Companion to Anabaptism and Spiritualism, 1521-1700 by Stayer, J.M. (ed.), Roth, J.D. (ed.), John D. Roth, James M.

By Stayer, J.M. (ed.), Roth, J.D. (ed.), John D. Roth, James M. Stayer

This guide of Anabaptism and Spiritualism offers an informative survey of modern scholarship at the Radical Reformation, from the 152s to the tip of the eighteenth century. every one bankruptcy deals a story precis that engages present examine and indicates instructions for destiny learn.

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Siegfried Bräuer, “Der Briefwechsel zwischen Andreas Bodenstein von Karlstadt und Thomas Müntzer,” in Bubenheimer (2001), 187–210. 33 McNiel (1999), 253; Baylor (2005), 18. the reformation of the commoners 17 The Theological Point of Origin In seeking for the theological foundation of Karlstadt’s theological and social reforms, Ulrich Bubenheimer has emphasized his concept of the “imago Dei” in human beings. Whenever the image of God is distorted or damaged, people’s souls and the church or the community are imperiled, since they are not corresponding to the divine will as revealed in the Holy Scriptures.

Tauber by way of Heidelberg, Schweinfurt and Kitzingen. There among like-minded individuals, he strengthened the tendencies of a communal Reformation and promoted a symbolic understanding of the Lord’s Supper. The situation in this Imperial city—where the Reformation had not yet triumphed—became turbulent as peasant unrest spread through the Tauber valley. Eventually under the influence of the reform elements who had gained the upper hand, the city aligned itself with the rebels. Karlstadt, too, expressed solidarity with the common people in the countryside.

8 Karlstadt was influenced by humanism, studied the writings of the church fathers, particularly Augustine, and read sermons of the 8 The most complete biography, which must now be revised in many points of detail, is still the two-volume work of Barge (1905) (rprt. 1968). Cf. also Rupp (1969), 49–153. More recently Ulrich Bubenheimer has done intensive work on the biography and theology of Karlstadt. He authored a short biographical sketch in 1980 in the Festschrift der Stadt Karlstadt zum Jubiläumsjahr 1480.

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