The Emotions of Martin Luther

Susan C. Karant-Nunn, Director and Regents’ Professor of History

When: Wednesday, January 25 @ 7:00 pm
Where: UA Fred Fox School of Music, Holsclaw Hall
1017 N. Olive Road, Tucson, AZ

Theologians and historians have treated Martin Luther as a generator of religious precepts; they have been preoccupied with his contributions to the history of ideas. In our own era, the twenty-first century, when work on the human emotions has flourished, the time has come to recognize the Reformer as a man of powerful emotions. This epoch-making figure was no Caspar Milquetoast! Luther was regularly afraid; he hated and he loved. This man’s personality just as much as his theological innovations and his potentially reckless deeds, shaped the movement that became the Protestant Reformation.

Susan Karant-Nunn is the author of five books on the Reformation and coeditor/editor of six others. She has been a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellow. She has been president of the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference and of the Society of Reformation Research. From 1998-2010, she was North American Coeditor of the Archive for Reformation History.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 7:00pm

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