By George H. Williams, Angel M. Mergal
An very important quantity of scholarship, this booklet offers a set of records formerly little identified and inaccessible to the English-speaking international. This quantity contains writings of the novel Reformation--Anabaptist and Spiritualist--as good as 3 treatises by way of Juan de Valdes as a consultant of Evangelical Catholicism.
Long well-known for the standard of its translations, introductions, explanatory notes, and indexes, the Library of Christian Classics presents students and scholars with sleek English translations of a few of the main major Christian theological texts in background. via those works--each written ahead of the tip of the 16th century--contemporary readers may be able to have interaction the tips that experience formed Christian theology and the church during the centuries.
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Verily in fact they have been reenacting the Passion with him, ever since the pupils of the apostles died. They have taken the Spirit of Christ for laughingstock and do indeed as it is written in Ps. 18 They have quite openly stolen him like the thieves and murderers (John 10:1). They have robbed Christ's sheep of the true voice and have made the true crucified Christ into an utterly fantastic idol. How has this happened? Answer: They have rejected the pure handiwork of God19 and set in his place a pretty little golden statue of deity, before which the poor peasants slobber, as Hosea has clearly said (ch.
36 Oh, that is a bitter medicine for the clever! And yet Saint Paul will take it in the same sense in 32 Christians without t h e experience of t h e Spirit o r m e d i a t i o n of fresh revelation. 33 T h e w a n t of responsiveness t o his current revelation. 34 Again Muntzer paraphrases for dramatic effect. 35 Muntzer makes t h e astrologers talk like t h e Lutherans i n utterly separating the divine from the h u m a n in respect to ongoing revelation. 36 T h a t is direct communication with heaven as h e has.
Shepherd of the Andover-Harvard Library; Dr. Arnold Weinberger of Houghton Library; Pastor Walter Fellmann of Kreis Heidelberg for a critical text of John Denck; the Reverend Gerald Studer of Smithfield, Ohio; my colleagues John Dillenberger and Ralph Lazzaro of Harvard; and, again, and especially my closest collaborators, Mrs. Schultz, Mr. , and the Rev. Rudolph Nemser of Harvard Divinity School. At two important places in the galleys I benefited much from the counsel and resources of Professor James Luther Adams now of Harvard Divinity School, Dr.