Friday, January 06, 2012

HT Jim West: German Hercules--Martin Luther's scatology and the controversy over cussing pastors

http://und.academia.edu/DanielleMeadSkjelver/Papers/1061661/German_Hercules_The_Impact_of_Scatology_on_the_Image_of_Martin_Luther_as_a_Man_1483-1546

Danielle Mead Skjelver wrote the following in 2008 about Martin Luther's use of scatological language and vulgarity.  Since everything old is new again, especially in neo-Calvinist land I figured I'd link to this article.  Not that there's some kind of contemporary public figure within Christian circles by whom the use of scatological humor is a way of establishing masculinity and virility in public settings ... .

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