By Johann Spangenberg

ISBN-10: 0874627109

ISBN-13: 9780874627107

Confronting death--as God's judgment on sin and as God's doorway to everlasting life--and suffering as a "Christian Knight" opposed to the satan, the realm, and human wishes: those themes gave Johann Spangenberg, an in depth pal and committed adherent of Martin Luther, the root for the most well known items of devotional literature within the early years of the German Reformation. during this pamphlet released within the early 1540s, readers come upon an device designed to domesticate the piety of the Wittenberg Reformation one of the universal humans, a piety that ready for demise (and hence for day-by-day life!) via day-by-day repentance, casting away sin, casting oneself upon Jesus Christ and his dying and resurrection, after which sharing his love with the neighbor. utilizing a wealth of biblical illustrations and ideas, Spangenberg's short treatise teaches his readers the best way to use Scripture and the way to dwell enlivened by means of its message. comprises the German textual content and English Translation of Ein new Trost Bu[e]chlin fur die Krancken vnd/Vom Christlichen Ritter through Johannes Spangenberg (1484-1550).

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Der schnelle Azahel / vnd der scho[e]ne Absolon? Sie sind alle dahin / Durch todes krafft vnd pein. Adam ist gestorben / dem mu[e]ssen all seine kin- [A6r] der volgen. Auch das kind eines tages / oder einer stunde / Jst gleich im selbigen Bunde. Summa / sie mu[e]ssen alle in todes pein / So viel jr in der welt geboren sein. Das ist furwar ein arme elende sache? Freilich elend. Darumb sage auch jener Philosophus / Das es gut were / der mensch wu[e]rde nicht geboren / oder stu[e]rbe so balde nach der geburt Der mensch ist freilich am besten dran / der bald ans ende seins lebens ko[e]mpt / der ist von vielen sorgen / mu[e]he vnd arbeit / erlo[e]st.

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Robert Kolb 34 Bibliography Sixteenth-Century Printings Full bibliographical entries for sixteenth century-publications are found in the footnotes, particularly those which list the published works of Johann Spangenberg. This is not a complete bibliography of his works. For such a bibliography, see Verzeichnis der im deutschen Sprachbereich erschienenen Drucke des XVI. Jahrhunderts. Ed. Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in München and Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel, 1. , Bd. 19. Stuttgart: Hiersemann, 1992: 392-433 (#S7749-S8098).

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