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Thomas Müntzer was a radical pastor frustrated by the Reformation. He believed that Martin Luther’s stand against the Church did not go far enough and demanded the realization of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth. To that end, in 1524 he lead the Peasants’ War in Germany, an insurrection that culminated in his brutal execution. Gathered here, along with Müntzer’s final confes ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published May 25th 2010 by Verso (first published March 2nd 2009)
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Feb 07, 2011 Jesse rated it it was amazing
Protestants have called him relatively insignificant, and it is easy to understand their point of view in saying this - Muntzer called the Protestants out for what they were: flabby-jowled, poseur radicals actually quite comfortable with authority. Catholics, on the other hand, beg to differ and hold the figure of Muntzer up as the deadly outcome of Reformation logic. Interestingly, Marxists make a similar argument: for them, he is the first embodiment of the decidedly modern spirit of Robespier ...more
Jun 02, 2015 Dionysus rated it liked it
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The reformers were never ones to mince words. Luther is well known for the abrasiveness of his writings, but the sermons of Thomas Muntzer are every bit his match in harshness, and he directed them at Luther himself as well as at the clerical hierarchy of the church. On page 2 of this compendium, he is referring to the "donkey-cunt doctor[s] of theology" who fail to appreciate the way in which the Holy Spirit speaks to all of the elect, rather than only to trained authorities on the scriptures. ...more
ok, so like, i get that there is a lot of differing interpretations of Muntzer especially re: what sort of historical category of revolution his peasant uprising should be placed in; but like, the most interesting part of the book is Toscano's description of Muntzer, most of Muntzer's writing really requires you to have a reference bible (because he tends to like a lot of Ministers repeatedly cite scripture by book chapter:verse but assume that one knows what he is talking about) and he also esp ...more
Jan 30, 2011 June rated it it was ok
Part of the Verso "Revolutions" series...I like a good series...(you can order them all as a set from Amazon for about $50)From the series intro: This essential new series features classic texts by key figures that took center stage during a period of insurrection. Each boook is introduced by a major contemporary radical writer who shows how these incendiary words still have the power to inspire, to provoke and maybe to ignite new revolutions..." Well, the speeches of Muntzer might inspire me to ...more
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Not bad as theology or politics, but it pales in comparisson to the radical sermons of Hus.
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