Giovanni Tortoriello

Scala Christus est

Reassessing the Historical Context of Martin Luther's Theology of the Cross
[Scala Christus est. Eine Neubewertung des historischen Kontextes von Martin Luthers Theologie des Kreuzes.]
2023. XI, 390 pages.
DOI 10.1628/978-3-16-161720-1
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Giovanni Tortoriello provides an innovative perspective on the historical context of the early Reformation debates. It is believed that the Reformation emerged as a reaction to medieval scholasticism. Through historical analysis, the author challenges this perspective and comes to the conclusion that Luther's theology should be understood as a reaction to the Renaissance's fascination with Platonism, Hermeticism, and Kabbalah.

Spätmittelalter, Humanismus, Reformation / Studies in the Late Middle Ages, Humanism, and the Reformation (SMHR)