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Thomas Muntzer

H J Goertz
Thomas Muntzer

Thomas Muntzer

H J Goertz

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A masterly new biography of Thomas Muntzer by a leading historian of the revolutionary Reformation movements. Controversial and complex, without an understanding of Thomas Muntzer it is impossible to gain a full understanding of the Reformation. Hitherto Muntzer has been imperfectly understood. He has often been characterized simply as an extremist: some have seen him as a theologian steeped in mystic piety, others as a rabid apocalyptic, or a relentless antagonist of Martin Luther, or an intrepid revolutionary. He has been deprecated as a restless fanatic and utopian; and just as often honoured as a selfless fighter for truth and justice. Professor Goertz has found the key to understanding the many controversial aspects of Muntzer's life in Muntzer's extraordinary ability to relate social conflicts with theological thinking, in a world where changing medieval traditions took on profound spiritual dimensions, created new social conflicts, and ultimately revolutionized the social and spiritual lives of ordinary people. Goertz shows how Muntzer was inseparably apocalyptic mystic and revolutionary.

- Publisher "A masterly new biography of Thomas Muntzer by a leading historian of the revolutionary Reformation movements." "Controversial and complex, without an understanding of Thomas Muntzer it is impossible to gain a full understanding of the Reformation." "Hitherto Muntzer has been imperfectly understood. He has often been characterized simply as an extremist: some have seen him as a theologian steeped in mystic piety, others as a rabid apocalyptic, or a relentless antagonist of Martin Luther, or an intrepid revolutionary. He has been deprecated as a restless fanatic and utopian; and just as often honoured as a selfless fighter for truth and justice." "Professor Goertz has found the key to understanding the many controversial aspects of Muntzer's life in Muntzer's extraordinary ability to relate social conflicts with theological thinking, in a world where changing medieval traditions took on profound spiritual dimensions, created new social conflicts, and ultimately revolutionized the social and spiritual lives of ordinary people." "Goertz shows how Muntzer was inseparably apocalyptic mystic and revolutionary."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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A masterly new biography of Thomas Muntzer by a leading historian of the revolutionary Reformation movements. Controversial and complex, without an understanding of Thomas Muntzer it is impossible to gain a full understanding of the Reformation. Hitherto Muntzer has been imperfectly understood. He has often been characterized simply as an extremist: some have seen him as a theologian steeped in mystic piety, others as a rabid apocalyptic, or a relentless antagonist of Martin Luther, or an intrepid revolutionary. He has been deprecated as a restless fanatic and utopian; and just as often honoured as a selfless fighter for truth and justice. Professor Goertz has found the key to understanding the many controversial aspects of Muntzer's life in Muntzer's extraordinary ability to relate social conflicts with theological thinking, in a world where changing medieval traditions took on profound spiritual dimensions, created new social conflicts, and ultimately revolutionized the social and spiritual lives of ordinary people. Goertz shows how Muntzer was inseparably apocalyptic mystic and revolutionary.
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"A masterly new biography of Thomas Muntzer by a leading historian of the revolutionary Reformation movements." "Controversial and complex, without an understanding of Thomas Muntzer it is impossible to gain a full understanding of the Reformation." "Hitherto Muntzer has been imperfectly understood. He has often been characterized simply as an extremist: some have seen him as a theologian steeped in mystic piety, others as a rabid apocalyptic, or a relentless antagonist of Martin Luther, or an intrepid revolutionary. He has been deprecated as a restless fanatic and utopian; and just as often honoured as a selfless fighter for truth and justice." "Professor Goertz has found the key to understanding the many controversial aspects of Muntzer's life in Muntzer's extraordinary ability to relate social conflicts with theological thinking, in a world where changing medieval traditions took on profound spiritual dimensions, created new social conflicts, and ultimately revolutionized the social and spiritual lives of ordinary people." "Goertz shows how Muntzer was inseparably apocalyptic mystic and revolutionary."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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H J Goertz

Hans-Jrgen Goertz is Professor of Social. and Economic History at the University. of Hamburg. He is the author of many. studies on the radical Reformation. Some of his prominent works include Radikalitt der Reformatio, Radikalitt und Dissent im 16. Jahrhundert / Radicalism and Dissent in the Sixteenth Century. (Zeitschrift fr Historische Forschung. Beihefte; Bh ZHF 27) and The Anabaptists.
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  • Catalogue Code 62004
  • Product Code 0567096068
  • EAN 9780567096067
  • Pages 240
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Bloomsbury T&t Clark
  • Publication Date Mar 2001
  • Dimensions 220 x 144 x 24 mm
  • Weight 0.435kg

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