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Andreas Bodenstein Von Carlstadt (1480–1541)

David C. Steinmetz

in Reformers in the Wings

Second edition

Published in print March 2001 | ISBN: 9780195130485
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199869008 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195130480.003.0017
 Andreas Bodenstein Von Carlstadt (1480–1541)

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Andreas Carlstadt was an early ally of Martin Luther and a colleague on the faculty at the University of Wittenberg. Although he was committed to what appeared to be a common Augustinian theology, he differed with Luther over the pace and extent of the Reformation. Carlstadt opposed images in the church (Luther retained them) and introduced themes from German mysticism into his discussions of justification. For a period of time, he renounced academic life and adopted the lifestyle of a peasant, though he later returned to the academy, ending his life as a professor of Old Testament in Basel.

Keywords: Augustinian; Carlstadt; images; justification; Luther; mysticism

Chapter.  3751 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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