Luther, vol. 5 of 6
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Luther, vol. 5 of 6

By Hartmann Grisar
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  • LUTHER
  • A FEW PRESS OPINIONS OF VOLUMES I-IV.
  • CONTENTS
  • CHAPTER XXIX
    • 1. Preliminaries. New Foundations of Morality
    • 2. The two Poles: the Law and the Gospel
    • 3. Encounter with the Antinomianism of Agricola
    • 4. The Certainty of Salvation and its relation to Morality
      • Certainty of Salvation as the cause and aim of True Morality. The Psychological Explanation
      • Luther’s Last Sermons at Eisleben on the Great Questions of Morality
      • Some notable Omissions of Luther’s in the above Sermons on Morality
      • Luther’s Vacillation between the Two Faiths, Old and New, in the Matter of Morality and the Assurance of Salvation
    • Certainty of Salvation as the cause and aim of True Morality. The Psychological Explanation
    • Luther’s Last Sermons at Eisleben on the Great Questions of Morality
    • Some notable Omissions of Luther’s in the above Sermons on Morality
    • Luther’s Vacillation between the Two Faiths, Old and New, in the Matter of Morality and the Assurance of Salvation
    • 5. Abasement of Practical Christianity
      • Lower Moral Standards
      • Annulment of the Supernatural and Abasement of the Natural Order
      • The Book of Concord on the Curtailment of Free-Will.
      • Christianity merely Inward. The Church Sundered from the World
      • Divorce of Religion and Morals
      • The Lack of Obligation and Sanction
    • Lower Moral Standards
    • Annulment of the Supernatural and Abasement of the Natural Order
    • The Book of Concord on the Curtailment of Free-Will.
    • Christianity merely Inward. The Church Sundered from the World
    • Divorce of Religion and Morals
    • The Lack of Obligation and Sanction
    • 6. The part played by Conscience and Personality. Luther’s warfare with his old friend Caspar Schwenckfeld
      • On Conscience and its Exercise in General
      • The Help of Conscience at Critical Junctures
      • Conscience in the Religious Question of the Day
      • Luther’s Warfare with his old friend Caspar Schwenckfeld
    • On Conscience and its Exercise in General
    • The Help of Conscience at Critical Junctures
    • Conscience in the Religious Question of the Day
    • Luther’s Warfare with his old friend Caspar Schwenckfeld
    • 7. Self-Improvement and the Reformation of the Church
      • Did Luther Found a School of True Christian Life?
      • A Lutheran Theologian on the Lack of any Teaching Concerning “Emancipation from the World”
      • The Means of Self-Reform and their Reverse Side
      • Self-Reform and Hatred of the Foe
      • Companion-Phenomena of his Hate
      • Kindlier Traits and Episodes
      • The Reformation of the Church and Luther’s Ethics
      • The Reformation in the Duchy of Saxony considered as typical
      • The Aims of the Reformation and the Currents of the Age
    • Did Luther Found a School of True Christian Life?
    • A Lutheran Theologian on the Lack of any Teaching Concerning “Emancipation from the World”
    • The Means of Self-Reform and their Reverse Side
    • Self-Reform and Hatred of the Foe
    • Companion-Phenomena of his Hate
    • Kindlier Traits and Episodes
    • The Reformation of the Church and Luther’s Ethics
    • The Reformation in the Duchy of Saxony considered as typical
    • The Aims of the Reformation and the Currents of the Age
    • 8. The Church Apart of the True Believers
      • Luther’s Theory of the Church Apart prior to 1526
      • The Church Apart replaced by the Popular Church Supported by the State
    • Luther’s Theory of the Church Apart prior to 1526
    • The Church Apart replaced by the Popular Church Supported by the State
    • 9. Public Worship. Questions of Ritual
    • 10. Schwenckfeld as a Critic of the Ethical Results of Luther’s Life-work
      • On the hoped-for Moral Revival
      • Further Complaints of Schwenckfeld’s. The Ethical Doctrines
      • Schwenckfeld on the Popular Church and the New Divine Service
    • On the hoped-for Moral Revival
    • Further Complaints of Schwenckfeld’s. The Ethical Doctrines
    • Schwenckfeld on the Popular Church and the New Divine Service
  • CHAPTER XXX
    • 1. The Great Victories of 1540-1544.
    • 2. Sad Forebodings
    • 3. Provisions for the Future
      • A Protestant Council?
      • Luther’s Attitude towards the Consistories introduced in 1539
      • Luther seeks to introduce the so-called Lesser Excommunication
      • The want of a Hierarchy. Ordinations
    • A Protestant Council?
    • Luther’s Attitude towards the Consistories introduced in 1539
    • Luther seeks to introduce the so-called Lesser Excommunication
    • The want of a Hierarchy. Ordinations
    • 4. Consecration of Nicholas Amsdorf as “Evangelical Bishop” of Naumburg (1542)
      • The Ceremony at Naumburg
      • Luther’s booklet on the Consecration of Bishops
      • Excerpts from Luther’s Letters to the New “Bishop”
    • The Ceremony at Naumburg
    • Luther’s booklet on the Consecration of Bishops
    • Excerpts from Luther’s Letters to the New “Bishop”
    • 5. Some Further Deeds of Violence. Fate of Ecclesiastical Works of Art
      • End of the Bishopric of Meissen
      • Destruction of Church Property
      • Luther and the Images
      • Further details regarding the Fate of the Works of Art and of Art itself
    • End of the Bishopric of Meissen
    • Destruction of Church Property
    • Luther and the Images
    • Further details regarding the Fate of the Works of Art and of Art itself
  • CHAPTER XXXI
    • 1. His Persistent Depression in Later Years Persecution Mania and Morbid Fancies
      • His Depression and Pessimism
      • Some of the Grounds for His Lowness of Spirits
      • Suspicion and Mania of Persecution
      • Luther’s Single-handed Struggle with the Powers of Evil
    • His Depression and Pessimism
    • Some of the Grounds for His Lowness of Spirits
    • Suspicion and Mania of Persecution
    • Luther’s Single-handed Struggle with the Powers of Evil
    • 2. Luther’s Fanatical Expectation of the End of the World. His hopeless Pessimism
      • Reason and Ground of Luther’s Conviction of the near End of the World
      • The End of the World in the Table-Talk
    • Reason and Ground of Luther’s Conviction of the near End of the World
    • The End of the World in the Table-Talk
    • 3. Melanchthon under the Double Burden, of Luther’s Personality and his own Life’s Work
      • Some of Melanchthon’s Deliverances
      • Melanchthon’s Strictures on Luther. His “Bondage”
      • Melanchthon’s Last Years
      • Review of Melanchthon’s Religious Position as a whole
      • Melanchthon Legends
    • Some of Melanchthon’s Deliverances
    • Melanchthon’s Strictures on Luther. His “Bondage”
    • Melanchthon’s Last Years
    • Review of Melanchthon’s Religious Position as a whole
    • Melanchthon Legends
    • 4. Demonology and Demonomania
      • The Mischief Wrought by the Devil
      • On all that the Devil is able to do
      • On the Abode of the Devil; his Shapes and Kinds
      • The Devil and the Witches
      • Luther’s Devil-mania; its Connection with his Character and his Doctrine
      • The Weapons to be used against the Devil
    • The Mischief Wrought by the Devil
    • On all that the Devil is able to do
    • On the Abode of the Devil; his Shapes and Kinds
    • The Devil and the Witches
    • Luther’s Devil-mania; its Connection with his Character and his Doctrine
    • The Weapons to be used against the Devil
    • 5. The Psychology of Luther’s Jests and Satire
      • Humour in his Writings and at his Home
      • Humour a Necessity to Luther in his Struggle with Others and with Himself
      • More on the Nature of Luther’s Jests
    • Humour in his Writings and at his Home
    • Humour a Necessity to Luther in his Struggle with Others and with Himself
    • More on the Nature of Luther’s Jests
  • CHAPTER XXXII
    • 1. On Luther’s “Temptations” in General
    • 2. The Subject-matter of the “Temptations”
    • 3. An Episode. Terrors of Conscience become Temptations of the Devil
      • Schlaginhaufen and Luther
      • From Remorse of Conscience to Onslaughts of the Devil
    • Schlaginhaufen and Luther
    • From Remorse of Conscience to Onslaughts of the Devil
    • 4. Progress of his Mental Sufferings until their Flood-tide in 1527-1528
      • The Period Previous to 1527
      • The Height of the Storm, 1527-28
      • The Trouble Continues
      • Outbursts and Relief
    • The Period Previous to 1527
    • The Height of the Storm, 1527-28
    • The Trouble Continues
    • Outbursts and Relief
    • 5. The Ten Years from 1528-38. How to win back Peace of Conscience
      • The Years Previous to 1537
      • “I should have Died without any Struggle”
      • The “Struggles by Day and by Night” gradually Wane
      • How to find Peace of Conscience
    • The Years Previous to 1537
    • “I should have Died without any Struggle”
    • The “Struggles by Day and by Night” gradually Wane
    • How to find Peace of Conscience
    • 6. Luther on his Faith, his Doctrine and his Doubts, particularly in his Later Years
      • Luther’s Notion of Faith
      • Luther as Pictured by Himself during Later Years
      • Earlier Undated Statements
      • Luther’s Pretended Condemnations of his whole Life-work
    • Luther’s Notion of Faith
    • Luther as Pictured by Himself during Later Years
    • Earlier Undated Statements
    • Luther’s Pretended Condemnations of his whole Life-work
  • CHAPTER XXXIII
    • 1. Steps taken and Tracts Published subsequent to 1537 against the Council of the Church
    • 2. “Wider das Bapstum zu Rom vom Teuffel Gestifft.” The Papacy renews its Strength
    • 3. Some Sayings of Luther’s on the Council and his own Authority
    • 4. Notable Movements of the Times accompanied by Luther with “Abuse and Defiance down to the very Grave.” The Caricatures
      • Brunswick, Cleves, the Schmalkalden Leaguers
      • The Zwinglian “Sacramentarians”
      • Calvin
      • “On the Jews and their Lies.” “On Shem Hammephorash,” 1543
      • Comparison with an earlier Jewish writing of Luther’s
      • Some special motives for his Polemics against the Jews
      • The Third Work against the Jews, 1543
      • Against the Turks
      • The Hideous Caricatures of “Popery Pictured”
    • Brunswick, Cleves, the Schmalkalden Leaguers
    • The Zwinglian “Sacramentarians”
    • Calvin
    • “On the Jews and their Lies.” “On Shem Hammephorash,” 1543
    • Comparison with an earlier Jewish writing of Luther’s
    • Some special motives for his Polemics against the Jews
    • The Third Work against the Jews, 1543
    • Against the Turks
    • The Hideous Caricatures of “Popery Pictured”
  • CHAPTER XXXIV
    • 1. Towards a Christianity void of Dogma. Protestant Opinions
      • (a) Protestant Critics on Luther’s Abandonment of Individual Christian Dogmas and of the Olden Conception of Faith
      • (b) The Melting away of Luther’s Dogmas viewed in the Light of Protestant Criticism
      • Original Sin and Unfreedom; Law and Gospel; Penance
      • Luther’s Doctrine of Justification and Good Works, as seen by Protestant Critics
      • Luther’s Doctrine of Merit in the Eyes of Protestant Critics
      • Luther’s teaching on the Sacraments and on the Supper according to Protestant Teaching
      • Luther’s views on the Church and on Divine Worship according to Protestant Criticism
    • (a) Protestant Critics on Luther’s Abandonment of Individual Christian Dogmas and of the Olden Conception of Faith
    • (b) The Melting away of Luther’s Dogmas viewed in the Light of Protestant Criticism
    • Original Sin and Unfreedom; Law and Gospel; Penance
    • Luther’s Doctrine of Justification and Good Works, as seen by Protestant Critics
    • Luther’s Doctrine of Merit in the Eyes of Protestant Critics
    • Luther’s teaching on the Sacraments and on the Supper according to Protestant Teaching
    • Luther’s views on the Church and on Divine Worship according to Protestant Criticism
    • 2. Luther as a Popular Religious Writer. The Catechism
      • His Collected Works; his New Edition of the Church-Postils
      • Good Points and Shortcomings of Luther’s Popular Works
      • The Catechism
      • Luther’s Catechism and Ecclesiastical Antiquity
    • His Collected Works; his New Edition of the Church-Postils
    • Good Points and Shortcomings of Luther’s Popular Works
    • The Catechism
    • Luther’s Catechism and Ecclesiastical Antiquity
    • 3. The German Bible
      • The Work of Translation and its Conclusion
      • On the Language and the Learning Displayed in Luther’s Bible
      • Luther’s German Bible Considered Theologically
      • Psychological Aspects of Luther’s Work on the German Bible
      • The Bible in the Ages before Luther
    • The Work of Translation and its Conclusion
    • On the Language and the Learning Displayed in Luther’s Bible
    • Luther’s German Bible Considered Theologically
    • Psychological Aspects of Luther’s Work on the German Bible
    • The Bible in the Ages before Luther
    • 4. Luther’s Hymns
  • CHAPTER XXXV
    • 1. Historical Outlines for Judging of his Social Work
    • 2. The State and the State Church
      • Was Luther the Founder of the Modern State?
      • The Prince as Absolute Patriarch
      • Luther’s Real Merit and his Claims
      • Other Factors which assisted in the Establishment of the State-Church
      • Significance of the Visitation and Inquisition held in the Saxon Electorate
      • Luther’s Misgivings in the Preface to the Visitors’ Directions
      • Divergent Currents
      • Conclusion
    • Was Luther the Founder of the Modern State?
    • The Prince as Absolute Patriarch
    • Luther’s Real Merit and his Claims
    • Other Factors which assisted in the Establishment of the State-Church
    • Significance of the Visitation and Inquisition held in the Saxon Electorate
    • Luther’s Misgivings in the Preface to the Visitors’ Directions
    • Divergent Currents
    • Conclusion
  • FOOTNOTES:
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