[BOOKS] ✮ Debating the Sacraments By Amy Nelson Burnett – Heartforum.co.uk In Debating the Sacraments Amy Nelson Burnett brings together the foundational disputes regarding the baptism and the Lord's Supper that laid the groundwork for the development of two Protestant tradi In Debating the Sacraments Amy Nelson Burnett brings together the foundational disputes regarding the baptism and the Lord's Supper that laid the groundwork for the development of two Protestant traditions Lutheran and Reformed as well as of dissenting Anabaptist movements Burnett places these disputes in the context of early print culture tracing their development in a range of Debating the PDF/EPUB ² publications and their impact on the wider public Burnett examines not only the writings of the major reformers but also the reception of their ideas in the pamphlets of lesser known figures as well as the role of translators editors and printers in exacerbating the conflict among both literate and illiterate audiencesFollowing the chronological unfolding of the debates Burnett observes how specific arguments were formed in the crucible of written critiue and pierces several myths that have governed our understanding of the sacramental controversies She traces the influence of Erasmus on Luther's followers outside of Wittenberg and highlights the critical uestion of authority particularly in interpreting the Bible Erasmus and Luther disagreed not only about the relationship between the material world and spiritual reality but also on biblical hermeneutics and scriptural exegesis Their disagreements underlay the public debates over baptism and the Lord's Supper that broke out in and divided the evangelical movement Erasmus's position would be reflected not only in the views of Ulrich Zwingli and others who shared his orientation toward the sacraments but also in the developing theologies of the Anabaptist movement of the sThe neglected period of emerges as a crucial phase of the early Reformation when evangelical theologies were still developing and which paved the way for the codification of theological differences in church ordinances catechisms and confessions of subseuent decades.
- 544 pages
- Debating the Sacraments
- Amy Nelson Burnett
- 06 August 2015 Amy Nelson Burnett