Learned ignorance, coincidence of opposites and religious peace: Paul Richard Blum discusses the central ideas of Nicholas Cusanus.
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HoP 382 - No Lord but God - the Peasants’ War and Radical Reformation
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HoP 381 - More Lutheran than Luther - Philip Melanchthon
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HoP 379 - Lyndal Roper on Luther
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HoP 378 - Faith, No More - Martin Luther
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HoP 377 - One Way or Another - Northern Scholasticism
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HoP 376 - Books That Last Forever - Erasmus
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HoP 375 - Paul Richard Blum on Nicholas of Cusa
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