Portland State University. Department of History
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in History
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Martin Luther (1483-1546), Church
This paper is a study of the relationship between Martin Luther's theology of the church and the practical development of the religious life of the church under his leadership, as this relationship relates to the active and passive roles of the layman in the church. The thesis question is: Did Luther hold a social prejudice against the lower classes and in favor of the upper class that caused him to modify or reinterpret his concept of the church in the course of his career?
Dean, William W., "Martin Luther's concept of the church : its implications for the layman" (1975). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2254.