Disease, Scarcity, and Famine: A Reformation Perspective on God and Plagues - Lavater, Ludwig; Hunter, Michael (translator); Master, Jonathan (foreword by) - 9781601788634

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  • Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books
  • Publication Date: June 2021
  • ISBN: FLAVATLU____DISEASESCARCITYANDFA9781601788634

Disease, Scarcity, and Famine: A Reformation Perspective on God and Plagues

Lavater, Ludwig; Hunter, Michael (translator)

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Outbreaks of disease and famine are nothing new, nor is the responsibility of Christian leaders to respond to such societal devastation. Disease, Scarcity, and Famine assembles sermons from Ludwig Lavater, a leading pastor in Zurich during the sixteenth century, that deal with this subject matter. Lavater explains where plagues ultimately come from, gives reasons God chastises the good as well as the bad with them, and instructs readers on how they should conduct themselves during such outbreaks. He also recounts the divine promises in which God offers help to His elect during trying times. Lavater provides a response to disease both grounded in Scripture and satisfying to the soul.

Table of Contents:

Foreword - Jonathan Master

First Sermon on Scarcity and Famine

Second Sermon on Scarcity and Famine

Third Sermon on Scarcity and Famine

Ludwig Lavater (1527–1586) was a Swiss Reformed theologian working in the circle of his father-in-law, Heinrich Bullinger. He served as Archdeacon at the Grossmünster in Zurich and briefly Antistes of the Zurich church as the successor of Rudolf Gwalther. Lavater was a prolific author, composing homilies, commentaries, a survey of the liturgical practices of the Zurich church, and a biography of Bullinger. His work on ghosts (De Spectris ...) was one of the most frequently printed demonological works of the early modern period.

Michael Hunter is a PhD student in New Testament and a Teaching Assistant at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia. He received his BA in Greek from Wake Forest University, his MSt in Greek and Latin Languages and Literature from the University of Oxford, and his MDiv from Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia. He has served as a translator or assistant editor on several projects, including Reformation Worship (2018) and volume 3 of Petrus Van Mastricht's Theoretical-Practical Theology (forthcoming).
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Outbreaks of disease and famine are nothing new, nor is the responsibility of Christian leaders to respond to such societal devastation. Disease, Scarcity, and Famine assembles sermons from Ludwig Lavater, a leading pastor in Zurich during the sixteenth century, that deal with this subject matter. Lavater explains where plagues ultimately come from, gives reasons God chastises the good as well as the bad with them, and instructs readers on how they should conduct themselves during such outbreaks. He also recounts the divine promises in which God offers help to His elect during trying times. Lavater provides a response to disease both grounded in Scripture and satisfying to the soul.

Table of Contents:

Foreword - Jonathan Master

First Sermon on Scarcity and Famine

Second Sermon on Scarcity and Famine

Third Sermon on Scarcity and Famine

Ludwig Lavater (1527–1586) was a Swiss Reformed theologian working in the circle of his father-in-law, Heinrich Bullinger. He served as Archdeacon at the Grossmünster in Zurich and briefly Antistes of the Zurich church as the successor of Rudolf Gwalther. Lavater was a prolific author, composing homilies, commentaries, a survey of the liturgical practices of the Zurich church, and a biography of Bullinger. His work on ghosts (De Spectris ...) was one of the most frequently printed demonological works of the early modern period.

Michael Hunter is a PhD student in New Testament and a Teaching Assistant at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia. He received his BA in Greek from Wake Forest University, his MSt in Greek and Latin Languages and Literature from the University of Oxford, and his MDiv from Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia. He has served as a translator or assistant editor on several projects, including Reformation Worship (2018) and volume 3 of Petrus Van Mastricht's Theoretical-Practical Theology (forthcoming).
  • Cover Type:
  • 168 Pages
  • Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books
  • Publication Date: June 2021
  • ISBN: FLAVATLU____DISEASESCARCITYANDFA9781601788634