The reformation of the keys : confession, conscience, and authority in sixteenth-century Germany / Ronald K. Rittgers.

The Catholic Church's claims to spiritual and temporal authority rest on Jesus' promise in the gospels to give Peter the keys to the kingdom of heaven. In the sixteenth century, leaders of the German Reformation sought a fundamental transformation of this "power of the keys" as p...

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Main Author: Rittgers, Ronald K., 1965-
Format: Electronic
Published: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, ©2004.
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