Caspar Schwenckfeld on the Person and Work of Christ

A Study of Schwenckfeldian Theology at Its Core

By Paul L. Maier

Caspar Schwenckfeld on the Person and Work of Christ

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  • ISBN: 9781592447541
  • Pages: 126
  • Publication Date: 7/6/2004
  • Retail Price: $18.00
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Web Price: $14.40

Caspar Schwenckfeld on the Person and Work of Christ

A Study of Schwenckfeldian Theology at Its Core

By Paul L. Maier

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  • ISBN: 9781592447541
  • Pages: 126
  • Publication Date: 7/6/2004
  • Retail Price: $18.00
Web Price: $14.40

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The Protestant Reformation was hardly a unified protest against the doctrines and practices of the Medieval church. Aside from the mainstream Lutheran, Anglican, and Reformed divisions, a variety of eddies and side currents also flowed through reform in the sixteenth century. There were Anabaptists, of course, as well as Spiritualists, Mystics, Pantheists, "Anti-Trinitarians," and others in the so-called Radical Reformation.
One of the most intriguing of these smaller, too-marginalized movements were the Schwenkfelders, named for the Silesian lay theologian, Casper Schwenckfeld von Ossig (1489-1561). An irenic voice in the raucous controversies of the sixteenth century, Schwenckfeld pioneered a "Reformation of the Middle Way" that sought to avoid the extremes of the day. He started as an admirer of Luther, but developed a more spiritual interpretation of Christ's presence in the Sacrament. Venturing further along this vector, he emphasized the spiritual dimension in all ecclesiastical externals, including preaching, the ministry, baptism, and church.
Themes involving Christology and Soteriology, however, fill all 19 volumes of the Schwenckfeld's writings - the 'Corpus Schwenckfeldianorum - and form the very center of Schwenckfeldian theology, still espoused by the Schwenkfelders of eastern Pennsylvania. In brilliant fashion, this study illumines that core.

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Paul L. Maier

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Dr. Paul L. Maier is the Russell H. Seibert Professor of History at Western Michigan University and a much-published author of both scholarly and popular works. Aside from his books on Josephus and Eusebius, his classic 'In the Fullness of Time' correlates secular evidence from the ancient world impinging on Jesus and early Christianity.

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