Those Little Pieces of White Bread: Early Lutheran Initiatives among the Hungry Poor
Article first published online: 1 MAR 2013
© 2013 Wiley Periodicals and Dialog, Inc.
Volume 52, Issue 1, pages 19–28, March 2013
How to Cite
Torvend, S. (2013), Those Little Pieces of White Bread: Early Lutheran Initiatives among the Hungry Poor. Dialog, 52: 19–28. doi: 10.1111/dial.12006
- Issue published online: 1 MAR 2013
- Article first published online: 1 MAR 2013
- social welfare;
- Leisnig common chest;
- poor relief;
Abstract: Martin Luther's theological and sacramental convictions shaped his commitments to social reform, especially the reform of social welfare and the distribution of money and goods in early modern northern Europe. His early critique of merchant capitalism, political lobbyists, and global economic monopolies prompts contemporary questions about the just distribution of wealth in a world where too many have too little.