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Introduction

Barry Stephenson

in Performing the Reformation

Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780199732753
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199777310 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732753.003.0000

Series: Oxford Ritual Studies Series

Introduction

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The town of Wittenberg, Germany, was Martin Luther’s home for thirty-six years, and the seat of the German Reformation. Today, the town is A UNESCO World Heritage Site, a venue for Protestant pilgrimage, and host to two annual Luther-themed festivals. The introduction orients the reader to the historical events and festivals of Wittenberg and provides an overview of the study.

Keywords: Wittenberg; reformation; Luther; performance theory; ritual; place

Chapter.  5262 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christianity

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