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A Mystic's Passion

The Spirituality of Johannes von Staupitz in his 1520 Lenten Sermons- Translation and Commentary


Rudolf K. Markwald

This exciting interpretation of a homiletic work of art by Johannes von Staupitz, Luther's mentor, leads the reader to an insight into his mystic sprituality. Rudolf Markwald reveals Staupitz' deep concern for the integrity of the Church and his personal apprehensions at the dawn of the Reformation. Disclosing the synthesis between Staupitz' glowing vision of the Cross and his challenge for Church renewal by the new birth of its people, A Mystic's Passion gives a fresh perspective of the fervor of these messages and his quest for defusing tensions.
Contents: God's Love and Human Rebirth - The Imitation of Christ - Jesus' Suffering and Human Perseverance - A Mystic Vision of the Cross - God's Masterpiece - Christ's Perfect Death works Perfect Salvation.