The reformation of suffering : pastoral theology and lay piety in late medieval and early modern Germany / Ronald K. Rittgers.
This text examines the genesis of Protestant doctrines of suffering among the leading reformers and then traces the transmission of these doctrines from the reformers to the common clergy. It also examines the reception of these ideas by lay people.
New York :
Oxford University Press,
|Series:||Oxford studies in historical theology.
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Table of Contents:
- Consolation in rite and word in the later Middle Ages
- The consolation tradition in the Latin church
- Suffering and consolation in late medieval mysticism
- Suffering and salvation in the early Luther
- Suffering and the theology of the cross
- Early evangelical consolation literature
- Pastoral care of the sick and suffering in the evangelical church ordinances
- Later evangelical consolation literature I
- Later evangelical consolation literature II
- Lay suffering and solace.