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p. 253. The labours of reformlocked

p. 253. The labours of reformlocked

  • Scott H. Hendrix


Luther wore the monastic habit until 1524 whilst simultaneously becoming leader of the evangelical movement. He didn't think he could achieve reform by himself. ‘The labours of reform’ charts Luther's career and his efforts to secure reform. How did he find answers to critical questions such as how marriage should be defined and regulated if clerical celibacy was no longer required and episcopal courts were no longer available to settle disputes? How should laity handle personal and business affairs when the end of the world might be so close?

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