The Perspective on Luther from a Lutheran Historian

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dc.contributor.author Heil, Aaron
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-26T21:58:47Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-26T21:58:47Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/32743
dc.description.abstract Ernest G. Schwiebert (b. 1895 – d. 2000) numbered among the Reformation and medieval historians of the early twentieth century who came out of the Ivy League? in his specific case, Cornell. Schwiebert’s legacy places him in high regard among Reformation and particularly Lutheran scholars, but in terms of a larger historiography figures such as Roland H. Bainton and Preserved Smith generally overshadow him. Nevertheless, Schwiebert’s research provides a unique perspective on the Reformation as he used primarily German sources due to his time spent teaching in Germany whilst he wrote his book, Luther and His Times . Schwiebert also provides a unique view of Luther in that he himself confessed the Lutheran faith, and thus viewed his familiarity with the Reformer’s work as an advantage. Overall, Schwiebert’s view on Luther places Luther as a product of medieval times, who thought like a medieval man would have and in many ways reasoned like one, thereby questioning the distinction between medieval and early modern figures.
dc.subject Schwiebert, Ernest G. (Ernest George), 1895-2000
dc.subject Reformation
dc.subject Luther, Martin, 1483-1546
dc.subject Lutheran Church
dc.subject Medieval Historians
dc.subject Historiography
dc.title The Perspective on Luther from a Lutheran Historian
dc.type Text
dc.description.advisor Defries, David
dc.date.published 2015
dc.description.course History 586-B: Undergraduate Research Seminar on the Middle Ages.


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