Luther and the Hungry Poor Gathered Fragments

ISBN-10: 0800662385
ISBN-13: 9780800662387
Edition: 2008
Authors: Samuel Torvend
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Description: Samuel Torvend's original and important reconstruction of the emergence of Luther's and the early Reformation church's response to the poor gathers fragments from across Luther's early writings. He uncovers a striking counter-image to the usual  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 3/31/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Samuel Torvend's original and important reconstruction of the emergence of Luther's and the early Reformation church's response to the poor gathers fragments from across Luther's early writings. He uncovers a striking counter-image to the usual portrait of a quietist orientation that left the world to deal with its own problems. Instead, he finds that Luther's concern emerged early in his career, centered around hunger and the hungry poor, and was deeply rooted in his encounter with the Bible and with the sacramental character of the local church.

Preface
Baskets Filled with Fragments: Eating and Drinking in the Presence of Jesus
Serving Death or Life
God the Patron Meeting Real Human Need
Faithful and Failed Meal Practices
Prophetic Reform
Foundations
The Church Fishes for Wealth: Early Awareness of the Hungry Poor
Theological Critique of Indulgence Sales
The Hungry Poor in Germany
Economic Implications of a Theological Critique
Buying Spiritual Goods and Services: The Social Implications of Justification by Grace
Christ Coming to the Christian
The Christian Turning to the Neighbor
The Social Implications of the Teaching on Justification
A Peasant Becomes a Priest: The Worldly Trajectory of Baptism
Baptism Consecrates a Peasant as a Priest
The Worldly Trajectory of Baptism
Developments
Consider the Broad Fields: The Biblical Invitation to Feed the Hungry
Christ as Donum and Exemplum
Luther's Interpretation of Scripture
God Feeds All Creation
Provision of Food and Drink Always Intended by God
Causes of Hunger
Feeding the Hungry as an Act of Hospitality
Management of a National Food Supply
Labor to Secure Food
Christ Offers Food and Drink to the Hungry
Christ's Invitation to Parents and Political Leaders
Holding All Things in Common: The Eucharist and Social Welfare
Sharing Common Property
An Offering Not to God but to the Hungry
Food for the Poor, Sunday and Every Day
Greed Is an Unbelieving Scoundrel: The Failure and Promise of Structured Generosity
Attention to Human Suffering
The Trajectory of Word and Sacraments toward the World
The Failure of These Things
Fragments of a Social Ethic
Notes
Index of Scripture
Index of Subjects and Names

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