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Karlstadt and the Origins of the Eucharistic Controversy
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Karlstadt and the Origins of the Eucharistic Controversy: A Study in the Circulation of Ideas

Amy Nelson Burnett


Karlstadt and the Origins of the Eucharistic Controversy examines the Reformation debate over the Eucharist through 1525, reevaluating the role played by Andreas Bodenstein von Karlstadt and emphasizing the diversity of the “sacramentarian” challenge to traditional belief in Christ's corporeal presence. It describes Martin Luther's criticisms of the mass and the first efforts in Wittenberg to reform liturgical praxis to correspond with his ideas, when differences between Luther and Karlstadt on the nature and course of reform first emerged. It then looks at pamphlets written by ot ... More

Keywords: Lord's Supper, eucharistic controversy, mass, pamphlets, liturgy, Andreas Bodenstein von Karlstadt, Martin Luther, Ulrich Zwingli, Erasmus, heresy, Hussites

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199753994
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753994.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amy Nelson Burnett, author
University of Nebraska-Lincoln