'The work fills a gap in the understanding of how a particular area of pastoral care and instruction took on a Reformed shape.' Anaphora '... clearly-written and thorough review of a neglected by important genre... a useful study that makes accessible to an English-speaking readership a genre which continued to be of great pastoral significance throughout the years of the early Lutheran Reformation and beyond.' Ecclesiastical History 'This is a richly documented theological and rhetorical analysis, buttressed by interesting details about biographical and social context, that effectively represents the enthusiasm of these early evangelical theologians of consolation at death.' Catholic Historical Review 'This is a useful book for both specialists and nonspecialists.' German Studies Review
About the Author
Austra Reinis is Assistant Professor of the History of Christianity in the Department of Religious Studies, Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri, USA.