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Performing the Reformation


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Illustrations Introdcution: APPROACHING LUTHERLAND 1. OPENING THE DOOR 2. THE WITTENBERG FESTIVALS 3. A MIGHTY FORTRESS? 4. MARTIN LUTHER, GERMAN HERO 5. SOCIABILITY, CONVIVIALITY 6. THE CARNIVALESQUE, PROCESSING CHANGE 7. PILGRIMAGE, SACRED SPACE APPENDIX A APPENDIX B APPENDIX C Bibliography Index DVD CONTENTS Introduction (9:49) Legend to Portal (6:46) Wedding Montage (3:46) Tetzel at the Doors (4:38) Confirmands (4:04) The Animators (40:32) Processing (24:09) Music (2:37) Martin (3:11) Lutherland-Fatherland (23:22) Worship (38:32) Extras Images of Luther's Wedding, 2005 (PowerPoint) Luther Protests (PowerPoint) Reformation Day Brochure, 2005 (pdf) Luther's Wedding Brochure, 2005(pdf) Selected Websites (pdf) Yale Conference Paper, Sensory Overload (pdf) * Extras are accessible by opening the disc in a computer's DVD-ROM drive

About the Author

Barry Stephenson is an independent reseacher and Instructor affiliated with the Department of Religion and Culture at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada.


"This book challenges the reader to think in a complex manner about historical places and one's own role in visiting them...but the main points of Stephenson's analysis are clear enough even for a non-specialist."--Lutheran Quarterly "Performing the Reformation takes a refreshing look at the many layers of religion in contemporary popular culture. Luther's hometown Wittenberg is described as an open-air museum, religious shrine, theatrical stage, political arena, and commercialized theme-park all rolled into one. Highlighting a range of theories of culture and religion, Barry Stephenson offers an intelligent and sensitive analysis that is not just great scholarship but also fun to read." ---Professor R. Ruard Ganzevoort, VU University, Amsterdam

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