in The Personal Luther
ContentsAcknowledgments IXPreface XILuther’s Ego-documents: Cultural History and the Reconstruction of the Historical Self 1Luther’s Conscience: A Template for the Modern West? 25Luther’s Friendship with Frederick the Wise 46Luther’s Relational God. Finding a Loving Heavenly Father 67Fleshly Work. The Sex Act as Christian Liberty 96The Masculinity of Martin Luther. Theory, Practicality, and Humour 120The Tenderness of Daughters, the Waywardness of Sons. Martin Luther as a Father 141Martin Luther’s Heart 155Martin Luther’s Perfect Death 174The Imprint of Personality upon the Reformation 204Index 221

The Personal Luther

Essays on the Reformer from a Cultural Historical Perspective