A Lutheran Millennium

  • Leigh T. I. Penman


This chapter examines a text that probably comprises the first attempt to incorporate optimistic apocalyptic expectations into orthodox Lutheranism; Paul Egard’s Posaune der göttlichen Gnade und Liechtes (1623). Extensively familiar with contemporary heterodox literature as well as the theological condemnation of chiliastic heresy, Egard was one of the few Lutheran clerics who advocated not the suppression, but the promotion of expectations of a felicitous future as a means of bridging a perceived gap between theological doctrine and devotional practice within Lutheran confessional culture.


Paul Egard Printing Prophecy Millenarianism Heresy Theologians 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leigh T. I. Penman
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  1. 1.Institute for Advanced Studies in the HumanitiesUniversity of QueenslandSt. LuciaAustralia

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