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Description - Luther's Lives by Johannes Cochlaeus

After Luther's death, it was rumoured that demons seized the reformer on his death-bed and dragged him off to Hell. In response to these rumours, Luther's friend and colleague, Philip Melanchthon wrote and published a brief encomium of the reformer in 1548. Cochlaeus consequently completed and published his monumental life of Luther in 1549. This volume brings the two documents head-to-head in a confrontation postponed for more than four hundred and fifty years. In addition, this book supplies a life of Cochlaeus, plus a full scholarly apparatus for readers who wish to make a broader study of the period.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780719068027
ISBN-10: 0719068029
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 21mm)
Pages: 420
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Johannes Cochlaeus

Elizabeth Vandiver is Director of the Honors Humanities Program and Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Classics, University of Maryland Ralph Keen is Associate Professor of Religion, University of Iowa Thomas D. Frazel is Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Classical Studies, Tulane University