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Gritsch, Eric W.

Overview
Works: 71 works in 186 publications in 2 languages and 6,285 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Bibliography  Humor  Meditations  Sermons  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Eric W Gritsch
Martin-- God's court jester : Luther in retrospect by Eric W Gritsch( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lutheranism : the theological movement and its confessional writings by Eric W Gritsch( Book )

9 editions published between 1976 and 1993 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born againism, perspectives on a movement by Eric W Gritsch( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliography of the continental reformation: materials available in English by Roland H Bainton( Book )

14 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This bibliography is designed to meet the needs of the student of the Reformation who is limited to the English language
Thomas Müntzer : a tragedy of errors by Eric W Gritsch( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Lutheranism by Eric W Gritsch( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Luther's anti-Semitism : against his better judgment by Eric W Gritsch( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book Eric W. Gritsch, a Lutheran and a distinguished Luther scholar, faces the glaring ugliness of Martin Luther's anti- Semitism head-on, describing Luther's journey from initial attempts to proselytize Jews to an appallingly racist position, which he apparently held until his death. Comprehensively laying out the textual evidence for Luther's virulent anti-Semitism, Gritsch traces the development of Luther's thinking in relation to his experiences, external influences, and theological convictions. Revealing greater impending danger with each step, Martin Luther's Anti-Semitism marches steadily onward until the full extent of Luther's racism becomes apparent. Gritsch's unflinching analysis also describes the impact of Luther's egregious words on subsequent generations and places Luther within Europe's long history of anti-Semitism. Throughout, however, Gritsch resists the temptation either to demonize or to exonerate Luther. Rather, readers will recognize Luther's mistakes as links in a chain that pulled him further and further away from an attitude of respect for Jews as the biblical people of God. Gritsch depicts Luther as a famous example of the intensive struggle with the enduring question of Christian-Jewish relations. It is a great historical tragedy that Luther, of all people, fell victim to anti-Semitism--albeit against his better judgment
Reformer without a church; the life and thought of Thomas Muentzer, 1488?-1525 by Eric W Gritsch( Book )

7 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fortress introduction to Lutheranism by Eric W Gritsch( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luther on ministerial office and congregational function by Gert Haendler( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toxic spirituality : four enduring temptations of Christian faith by Eric W Gritsch( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"G.K. Chesterton long ago observed that real Christianity had in some ways never really been tried. Eric Gritsch, a renowned historian, a pastor, and a theologian for half a century, offers Christianity a reality check, exposing four historical movements that have weakened and abused the core of the Christian tradition. These movements represent wayward views on the relationships between Christians and Jews; between the authority of Scripture and tradition; between the church and worldy power; and between faith and morals. Readers encounter these wayward traditions in their historical trajectories, in the ways these traditions have diminished the gospel, and in the ways they have been impediments of an effective contemporary Christian witness. They represent the enduring temptation to be 'like God' (Gen. 3:5), a temptation marked by a zeal for secure, unchanging, and ultimate Christian life on Earth. The author confronts these wayward traditions with the enduring challenge of faithful, cruciform, penultimate discipleship in the time between the first and second advent of Christ."--Publisher's description
The wit of Martin Luther by Eric W Gritsch( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faith in Christ and the Gospel : selected spiritual writings by Martin Luther( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encounters with Luther : lectures, discussions, and sermons at the Martin Luther Colloquia by Eric W Gritsch( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luther and the Jews : presentations by Eric W Gritsch( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in 3 languages and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Church and ministry by Martin Luther( Book )

in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luther's works : church and ministry II by Martin Luther( Book )

11 editions published between 1955 and 1966 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cecelia's sin by Will D Campbell( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Church and ministry I by Martin Luther( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Good Friday's good news : meditations for the mean meantime by Eric W Gritsch( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a collection of seven Good Friday homilies by the late Rev. Dr. Eric W. Gritsch. Due to the fact that this respected historian, writer, teacher, and preacher rarely wrote his sermons, this book of printed meditations will be a treasured addition to any library. Here Gritsch captures the essence of Christian theology, highlighting the concepts with his understanding of human history and human foibles. The insights and wit for which this beloved teacher is known abound in this small volume. In this collection, the seven last words of Christ from the cross are made relevant for those
 
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Lutheranism : the theological movement and its confessional writings
Alternative Names
Eric W. Gritsch American theologian

Eric W. Gritsch Amerikaans kerkhistoricus (1931-2012)

Eric W. Gritsch US-amerikanischer Theologe

Gritsch, Eric W.

Gritsch, Erich Walter 1931-2012

Languages
English (111)

German (1)

Covers
Born againism, perspectives on a movementThomas Müntzer : a tragedy of errorsA history of LutheranismFortress introduction to LutheranismToxic spirituality : four enduring temptations of Christian faithThe wit of Martin LutherFaith in Christ and the Gospel : selected spiritual writingsLuther's works : church and ministry IICecelia's sin