By Stayer, J.M. (ed.), Roth, J.D. (ed.), John D. Roth, James M. Stayer
This instruction manual of Anabaptism and Spiritualism presents an informative survey of modern scholarship at the Radical Reformation, from the 152s to the tip of the eighteenth century. every one bankruptcy bargains a story precis that engages present examine and indicates instructions for destiny learn.
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Also Bubenheimer (1977), 251–80. 37 Hellmut Hasse, “Karlstadt als Prediger in der Stadtkirche in Wittenberg,” in Merklein (1980), 82. 38 Cited in Kriechbaum (1967), 41 (Thesen, 1517). ”39 In this way any kind of legalistic compulsion is excluded. Justiﬁcation frees the sinner for the following of the law. So it can be said that whoever follows the will of God is a free person, for only such a person is really capable of following God’s will. As Kriechbaum’s summary suggests, Karlstadt’s discussion of law and gospel, in the context of his approving, yet critical engagement with Augustine among the Wittenberg theologians, is very complex.
The law; the spirit vs. the letter. These proliferating contrasts strengthened the militant potential of the movements. They increased the readiness of people in all social strata to identify themselves with the “cause” of the Reformation, to place themselves in solidarity with pro-Reformation preachers and theologians and to seek social expressions for this solidarity. If in the late middle ages the “church” was deﬁned through the clerical hierarchy, the obvious step now was to reverse this approach and to advance the “congregation”—the community formed by the laity, the congregatio ﬁdelium— as the true form of the church.
It is God’s command to the father in each house that he teach his 24 Karlstadt, Von beiden gestalden der heylige Messze (Wittenberg 1521), fol. Div. r. ”25 Along with this individual task comes a collective one. The “church” in the late middle ages was deﬁned in terms of the clerical hierarchy. The new view understood the “church” to be present wherever the faithful are assembled to receive the word of God. ” Karlstadt sharpened these ideas still further in his 1524 treatise, A Question: Whether Anyone can be Saved without the Intercession of Mary?
A Companion to Anabaptism and Spiritualism, 1521-1700 by Stayer, J.M. (ed.), Roth, J.D. (ed.), John D. Roth, James M. Stayer