Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther(2017)–NEW eREFERENCE

 The Oxford encyclopedia of Martin Luther / edited by Derek R. Nelson and Paul R. HinlickyNew York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017.

Summary: This encyclopedia is a collaboration of the leading scholars in the field of Reformation research and the thought, life, and legacy of influence of Martin Luther. Comprising 125 extensive articles, the Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther examines: the contexts that shaped his social and intellectual world, such as previous theological and institutional developments; the genres in which he worked, including some he essentially created; the theological and ethical writings that make up the lion’s share of his massive intellectual output; and the complicated and contested history of his reception across the globe and across a span of disciplines.

This encyclopedia provides a survey to such issues as, for instance, how did Luther understand God? What did he mean by his notion of “vocation?” How did he make use of, but also transform, Medieval thought patterns and traditions? How did Luther and the Reformation re-shape Europe and launch modernity? What were his thoughts about Islam and Judaism, and how did the history of the effects of those writings unfold? Scholars from a variety of disciplines – economic history, systematic theology, gender and cultural studies, philosophy, and many more – propose an agenda for examining future research questions prompted by the harvest of decades of intense historical scrutiny and theological inquiry. (Summary adapted from publisher description).

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About the author

Brian Vetruba is Germanic Languages and Literatures, Comparative Literature, and European Studies Librarian at Washington University in St. Louis