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By Stayer, J.M. (ed.), Roth, J.D. (ed.), John D. Roth, James M. Stayer

This guide of Anabaptism and Spiritualism offers an informative survey of modern scholarship at the Radical Reformation, from the 152s to the tip of the eighteenth century. each one bankruptcy deals a story precis that engages present examine and indicates instructions for destiny learn.

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Karlstadt, in Zorzin (1988), 47. 27 Karlstadt, Ain frag ob auch/yemandt möge selig werden on die/fürbit Marie (Augsburg 1524), fol. B 2 v. 28 Joestel (1996), 87; Karlstadt, Ain frag, fol. B 3 r. 29 Hertzsch (1957), vol. 2, 66. 26 the reformation of the commoners 15 The affinity between communalism on the political level, the allencompassing life circumstances of the common man, and the Reformation’s conception of the congregation in the early years, cannot be expressed more clearly. Anticlericalism is not the only factor leading to the emergence of communalism that Karlstadt stirred up, confirmed, or religiously transfigured.

It is possible that his Statement of Some Chief Articles of Christian Teaching (1525), which he composed to clear himself of any suspicion of rebelliousness, exaggerated a bit and made his role in the Tauber valley appear more harmless than it was. While the unrest in Rothenburg was still unfolding, Karlstadt refuted Luther’s reproaches against him in Against the Heavenly Prophets (1525). Especially in the Statement, he insisted that he never stirred 17 Cf. Zorzin (1988) and Zorzin, “Zur Wirkungsgeschichte einer Schrift aus Karlstadts Orlamünde Tätigkeit,” in Looß (1998), 143–58.

Martin Brecht, “Andreas Bodenstein von Karlstadt, Martin Luther und der Kanon der Heiligen Schrift,” in Bubenheimer (2001), 140–45. 12 Esp. Sider (1974). the reformation of the commoners 7 After the academic disputations burghers and students alike were pressing the Wittenberg theologians to put the new insights into practice. The first leaders to be engaged were Philip Melanchthon and Gabriel Zwilling, the preacher of the Augustinian cloister. Soon, however, Karlstadt, who had initially assumed a more cautious posture, took the lead and promoted reforms in Wittenberg without deference to the reservations of the Electoral Saxon court.

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