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German inter-monastic politics and the Reformation of the sixteenth century

Worthing, Mark (2014) German inter-monastic politics and the Reformation of the sixteenth century. Lutheran Theological Journal, 48 (2). pp. 115-127. ISSN 0024-7553


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This article explores the complexities of the relationship between the Dominican and Augustinian orders in Central Europe during the time of the Protestant Reformtion. It is argued the the competition between the orders played a significant role in the dispute over indulgences developing into a major schism within the Western church. Early Dominican opponents of Luther are examined as are early Augustinian supporters, including a catalogue of defections from the Augustinian order to join the Reformation. Pope Leo X's reported quip that the dispute in Germany was a monastic squabble is seen to have perhaps more truth to it than is often assumed.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Martin Luther, Reformation, Augustinian Order, Dominican Order
Fields of Research: 21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210307 European History (excl. British, Classical Greek and Roman)
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
Type of Activity: Applied Research
Subjects: C - Church History
College/Association with University of Divinity: ALC: Australian Lutheran College
Depositing User: Ms Rosslyn Darmody
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2015 00:14
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2016 04:31
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1773

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