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Jacqueline Jones, Chair 128 Inner Campus Dr., Stop B7000, GAR 1.104 Austin, TX 78712-1739 • 512-471-3261

Spring 2009

HIS 350L • Martin Luther: Hist & Memory - W

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Course Description

This undergraduate seminar deals with issues in the biography of Martin Luther, a historical figure who has generated an enormous mass of scholarship. We will examine issues in the analysis of Luther's life, such as the "tower experience", the question of the reformatory breakthrough, Luther's reaction to the Peasant's War of 1526, the impact of his marriage on the problem of clerical marriage generally, Luther's opinions about Judaism - all of these issues feed into broader discussions and historiographical controversies in Luther and Reformation studies. We will also look at mythmaking of the Reformation and the meaning of the Luther figure for subsequent audiences in Europe and the U.S. Three Short essays on course readings (5 pp.) @ 15% Semester project (10-15pp, divided up into pieces such as abstract, bibliography, etc.) 35% Class Participation 20%

Possible course readings include but are not limited to: Bainton, Here I Stand Erikson, Young Martin Luther Oberman, Martin Luther Course packet


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