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The Wit of Martin Luther

The Wit of Martin Luther

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Eric Gritsch ties Luther's wit and humor to his sharp polemical exploitation of the absurd or incongruous in service to his Reform. At a deeper level Luther's wit and witticisms reflected his keen appreciation of human frailty and the unknowability of things divine. Luther, Gritsch shows, especially relished humor in his interpretation of the Bible, in his pastoral relationships, and in his encounters with death. Ultimately humor in face of mortality is a gauge of human freedom, a "lightening up" that makes of life a divine comedy.

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About "The Wit of Martin Luther"

Eric Gritsch ties Luther's wit and humor to his sharp polemical exploitation of the absurd or incongruous in service to his Reform. At a deeper level Luther's wit and witticisms reflected his keen appreciation of human frailty and the unknowability of things divine. Luther, Gritsch shows, especially relished humor in his interpretation of the Bible, in his pastoral relationships, and in his encounters with death. Ultimately humor in face of mortality is a gauge of human freedom, a "lightening up" that makes of life a divine comedy.
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Meet the Author

Eric W Gritsch

Eric W. Gritsch is professor emeritus of church history and former director of the Institute for Luther Studies, both at Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. His many books include A History of Lutheranism, Martin: God's Court Jester, The Wit of Martin Luther, and Toxic Spirituality: Four Enduring Temptations of Christian Faith.

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  • Catalogue Code 384959
  • Product Code 9780800638030
  • ISBN 0800638034
  • EAN 9780800638030
  • Pages 144
  • Department Academic
  • Category Classic
  • Sub-Category Martin Luther
  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Publication Date Jun 2006
  • Sales Rank #54148
  • Dimensions 179 x 110 x 9 mm
  • Weight 0.132kg

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