By Johann Spangenberg

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 issues gave Johann Spangenberg, a detailed good friend and committed adherent of Martin Luther, the foundation for probably 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 across 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 demise and resurrection, after which sharing his love with the neighbor. utilizing a wealth of biblical illustrations and concepts, Spangenberg's short treatise teaches his readers tips on how to use Scripture and the way to stay enlivened by way of its message. contains the German textual content and English Translation of Ein new Trost Bu[e]chlin fur die Krancken vnd/Vom Christlichen Ritter by way of Johannes Spangenberg (1484-1550).

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They were said to work ex opere operato, that is, automatically through the performance of the ritual. Though not the original intent of this doctrine, which had aimed at preserving the validity of God’s working in the sacraments apart from human manipulation, this view had led to magical practices, especially in connection with the Lord’s Supper. Another medieval presupposition taught that a Christian’s good works can win God’s favor and forgiveness and offset the liability incurred by sinning.

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