Martin Luther s Basic Theological Writings

Martin Luther s Basic Theological Writings
Author: Martin Luther
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 529
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0800698835
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Martin Luther s Basic Theological Writings Book Excerpt:

Martin Luther's Basic Theological Writings has become the gold standard for use in seminary and college environments. It not only offers all of Luther's most influential, noted, and important writings in the modern translations but also includes excerpts of his sermons and letters that shed light on Luther's own religious and theological development. The volume takes the reader straight to Luther the man, to his controversial Reformation insights, to his strongest convictions about God and Scripture and the life of the church, and most valuably to his theology—a still-exciting encounter with the meaning of Jesus Christ for each age.

The Story of Christian Theology

The Story of Christian Theology
Author: Roger E. Olson
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 652
Release: 1999-04-01
ISBN: 9780830815050
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of Christian Theology Book Excerpt:

In his book, poised to become a standard historical theology textbook, Roger Olson takes us on a journey of events ranging from the apostolic fathers to the Reformation to the present.

The Cambridge Companion to Martin Luther

The Cambridge Companion to Martin Luther
Author: Donald K. McKim,Cambridge University Press
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2003-07-10
ISBN: 9780521016735
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Martin Luther in His Own Words

Martin Luther in His Own Words
Author: Jack D. Kilcrease,Erwin W. Lutzer
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2017-04-18
ISBN: 1493406485
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Martin Luther in His Own Words Book Excerpt:

Though most of the Protestant world can trace its roots back to the Reformation, many people today have only a vague knowledge of Martin Luther's writings. "Didn't he write the Ninety-Five Theses?" Jack Kilcrease and Erwin Lutzer step into this vacuum with a carefully selected collection of Luther's works. Centered around the five solas of the Reformation (sola Scriptura, sola fide, sola gratia, sola Christus, soli Deo gloria), the selections offer readers an accessible primer on works that are foundational to the theology of Protestantism in all its forms. Introductions to each writing include an explanation of the historical context and the theological significance of the piece. Students of the Bible, pastors, teachers, and seminary students will find this collection an enlightening introduction to Luther in his own words and a useful addition to their libraries.

Freedom in Resistance and Creative Transformation

Freedom in Resistance and Creative Transformation
Author: Michael St. A. Miller
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2013
ISBN: 0739173529
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freedom in Resistance and Creative Transformation Book Excerpt:

The practice of freedom that is finite, realistically libertarian, and relational is vital for the wholesome development of human beings. In promoting this idea, Michael Miller challenges traditional Christian teachings that have hindered the pursuit of freedom by human beings on the basis of their humanity per se. It also provides theological, ethical, and ecclesiological insights to inspire ventures in freedom and guidance to those who are on the path of freedom.

Martin Luther s Basic Exegetical Writings

Martin Luther s Basic Exegetical Writings
Author: Martin Luther
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2017
ISBN: 9780758657312
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Martin Luther s Basic Exegetical Writings Book Excerpt:

Martin Luther was first and foremost a doctor of Sacred Scripture, lecturing and preaching on the Bible for more than thirty years. Luther's work as a reformer of the Christian Church is incomprehensible apart from his work as a Bible teacher. From his first lectures on the Psalms and Romans, to his monumental series on Galatians, his sermons on Matthew and John, and his final lecture series on Genesis, the reformer returned the attention of God's people to His Word and the centrality of Christ's saving work. The excerpts in Martin Luther's Basic Exegetical Writings span Luther's career. The accompanying introductions place each work in its historical context and provide an overarching narrative of Luther's academic, pastoral, and personal life from 1515 to 1546. The chronological arrangement of the excerpts allows the reader to observe both the development and remarkable consistency of Luther the exegete, theologian, and reformer. Martin Luther's Basic Exegetical Writings is a user-friendly introduction to the reformer's interpretation of Scripture, theological concerns, and pastoral insights. This anthology of Luther's lectures and sermons will serve both the classroom and the Church and will be a profitable addition to any home library. Book jacket.

Martin Luther Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Martin Luther  Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide
Author: Oxford University Press
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2010-06-01
ISBN: 9780199809653
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Martin Luther Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide Book Excerpt:

This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of Islamic studies find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Renaissance and Reformation, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of European history and culture between the 14th and 17th centuries. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.oxfordbibliographies.com.

Hermeneutical Theology and the Imperative of Public Ethics

Hermeneutical Theology and the Imperative of Public Ethics
Author: Paul S. Chung
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2013-10-23
ISBN: 1630870560
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hermeneutical Theology and the Imperative of Public Ethics Book Excerpt:

Hermeneutical Theology and the Imperative of Public Ethics is a groundbreaking attempt to present constructive missional theology in an integrative and interdisciplinary framework as it provocatively utilizes and contextualizes Reformation theology and hermeneutics concerning ethical theology embedded within the wider horizon of World Christianity. Mission as constructive theology is explored and refined in an hermeneutical and interdisciplinary fashion, underlying a new horizon of postcolonial theology and mission in light of God's act of speech. Missional church founded up God's grace of justification and Christ's diakonia of reconciliation becomes ethically oriented public church as it is engaged in mutireligious diversity of people's lives and lifeworld in the postcolonial context of World Christianity.

Postcolonial Public Theology

Postcolonial Public Theology
Author: Paul S Chung
Publsiher: ISD LLC
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2017-07-27
ISBN: 0227905342
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postcolonial Public Theology Book Excerpt:

Postcolonial Public Theology is a tour de force, a study in theological reflection in conversation with the most compelling intellectual discourses of our time that offers prophetic challenge to the hegemony of economic globalisation. While evolutionary science searches for an ethically responsible practice of rationality, and inter-religious engagement forces Christians to grapple with the realities of cultural hybridity, Postcolonial Public Theology makes the case for public theology to turn toward postcolonial imagination, demonstrating a fresh rethinking of the public and global issues that continue to emerge in the aftermath of colonialism. Paul S. Chung provides students and scholars with a fascinating framework for imagining a polycentric Christianity as well as for discussing the continuing importance of Christian theology in the public arena.

Martin Luther s Theology

Martin Luther s Theology
Author: Oswald Bayer
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2008-11-03
ISBN: 0802827993
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Martin Luther s Theology Book Excerpt:

Forty years of in-depth research on Martin Luther's theology has left Oswald Bayer uniquely qualified to present this comprehensive study. He does so with clarity and care, simply enough for nontheologians to access. This remarkable book offers the basics of Luther's understanding of theology, discussing his response to the philosophy of science tradition, the formula by which he studied theology, and the basic philosophy that informed him. Bayer then takes Luther's stance on Christian dogmatics and ethics and applies it to our own theological understanding in the modern age. With such a complete Lutheran dogmatic concept -- the first of its kind offered -- the stunning inner consistency of Luther's theology and its ease of application to contemporary studies become unmistakably clear. Martin Luther's Theology is a valuable tool for students and teachers of theology and for those looking for a guide into the mind and heart of Luther -- a theologian for today.

Cross Theology

Cross Theology
Author: Rosalene Bradbury
Publsiher: ISD LLC
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2012-03-29
ISBN: 0227900294
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cross Theology Book Excerpt:

An astute and thought-provoking analysis of the theologia crucis and the significance of Karl Barth as a modern exponent of this theological tradition. In this volume New Zealand theologian Rosalene Bradbury argues convincingly that tethered to the tradition that gave rise to it, the term theologia crucis references a theological system centered around notions of false and true glory, and an ancient conviction that from the cross of Jesus Christ comes a revelatory and a saving Word.

Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation

Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation
Author: Mark A. Lamport
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 978
Release: 2017-08-31
ISBN: 1442271590
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation Book Excerpt:

The Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation is a comprehensive study of the life and work of Martin Luther and the movements that followed him—in history and through today. Entries explore Luther’s contributions to theology, sacraments, his influence on the church and contemporaries, his character, and more.

A Theology of Cross and Kingdom

A Theology of Cross and Kingdom
Author: D. K. Matthews
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2019-11-19
ISBN: 1532641451
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Theology of Cross and Kingdom Book Excerpt:

Luther's theology of the cross has impacted major theologians and centuries of theology, including the present, and yet it is weakened by its reactionary theological determinism, reductionism, and understandable failure to properly integrate fluid, melioristic, and pro-creation kingdom eschatology. N. T. Wright's revolutionary cross, articulated in The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus's Crucifixion, is a brilliant and clarion new creation eschatological call to action that suffers from a somewhat cryptic, imprecise, and unrefined eschatology. Heino O. Kadai has presented an authoritative and concise rendering of Luther's key insights. Rustin Brian has carefully assessed whether Luther's theology of the cross deserves blame for the Deus absconditus of modernity in his Barthian influenced Covering Up Luther. Robert Cady Saler has masterfully articulated a relevant and pastoral Theologia Crucis framed by Moltmann's Theology of Hope that is most applicable to the contemporary church and sociopolitical engagement. A Theology of Cross and Kingdom sympathetically and creatively critiques and synthesizes dominant themes in such classical and contemporary theologies of the cross within a unified cross and kingdom eschatology. Matthews deftly overcomes many of the less than helpful disjunctive approaches to the theology of the cross while proffering a way forward for this most influential and core theological treasure of the church.

The Church for the World

The Church for the World
Author: Jennifer McBride
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2014-03-05
ISBN: 0199367949
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Church for the World Book Excerpt:

Drawing on the writings of German pastor-theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Jennifer M. McBride constructs a groundbreaking theology of public witness for Protestant church communities in the United States. In contrast to the triumphal manner in which many Protestants have engaged the public sphere, The Church for the World shows how the church can offer a nontriumphal witness to the lordship of Christ through repentant activity in public life. After investigating current Christian conceptions of witness in the United States, McBride offers a new theology for repentance as public witness, based on Bonhoeffer's thought concerning Christ, the world, and the church. McBride takes up Bonhoeffer's proposal that repentance may be reinterpreted "non-religiously," expanding and challenging common understandings of the concept. Finally, she examines two church communities that exemplify ecclesial commitments and practices rooted in confession of sin and repentance. Through these communities she demonstrates that confession and repentance may be embodied in various ways yet also discerns distinguishing characteristics of a redemptive public witness. The Church for the World offers important insights about Christian particularity and public engagement in a pluralistic society as it provides a theological foundation for public witness that is simultaneously bold and humble: when its mode of being in the world is confession of sin unto repentance, the church demonstrates Christ's redemptive work and becomes a vehicle of concrete redemption.

Luther s Theology of the Cross

Luther s Theology of the Cross
Author: Dennis Ngien
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2018-06-11
ISBN: 1532645791
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Luther s Theology of the Cross Book Excerpt:

Luther was fundamentally a preacher-pastor, “a care-taker of souls,” whose ingenuity lies in his usage of the biblical message as a source of pastoral encouragement. This book seeks to capture the often-overlooked pastoral side of the Reformer through an examination of his sermons on John’s gospel. The sermons on John show the intrinsic, close, and causal link between doctrine and consolation. They are an exercise of his vocation as a pastor, or more precisely, as a theologian of the cross who seeks to inculcate the good news of justification by faith in his people, leading them to experience it within the dialectic of law and gospel. St. John, said Luther, “is the master in the article of justification.” Luther’s theological method, namely, his theology of the cross, permeates and governs the exposition of the text, and all major themes of his theology— Christology, Trinity, and soteriology—appear in his exegesis of John.

System and Story

System and Story
Author: Gale Heide
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN: 1630877972
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

System and Story Book Excerpt:

System and Story is intended to develop a means for bridging the gap between critics of system and those who may find value in doing systematics from a Biblically oriented context. Narrative theologians have rightly identified and critiqued the development of system in academic theology. Unfortunately, they have not identified the ways in which systematic elements have always played a role in theological knowledge. This study demonstrates the inherent systematic tendencies that still exist in narrative approaches to theology, while at the same time acknowledging the appropriateness of aspects of the narrative critique of system. The reaction against Enlightenment modernism is examined from the perspective of the heightened role of system in religious epistemology. The work of Stanley Hauerwas serves to carry much of the conversation regarding the critique of system and a narrative alternative as it is discovered in communal formation. After "summarizing" Hauerwas' theology, if such a thing is possible, the final chapters explore the ecclesiological concerns of narrative theologians according to a more systematic rendering of pneumatology. A Biblical rendering of pneumatology from the perspective of the Spirit's role in ecclesiology allows for a modest (i.e., pre-modern) systematic presentation commensurate with narrative communal formation. Thus, the narrative attempt to once again "do" theology for the church is seen as compatible with a Scriptural (i.e., modestly systematic) theology of the Spirit.

Doing Theology with the Reformers

Doing Theology with the Reformers
Author: Gerald L. Bray
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-07-16
ISBN: 0830865837
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Doing Theology with the Reformers Book Excerpt:

In this RCS companion volume Gerald L. Bray immerses readers in the world of Reformation theology. He introduces the range of theological debates as Catholics and Protestants from a diversity of traditions disputed the essentials of the faith, from the authority of Scripture and the nature of salvation to the definition of the church, the efficacy of the sacraments, and the place of good works in the Christian life.

Reclaiming Mission as Constructive Theology

Reclaiming Mission as Constructive Theology
Author: Paul S. Chung
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2012-03-09
ISBN: 1610972279
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reclaiming Mission as Constructive Theology Book Excerpt:

Reclaiming Mission as Constructive Theology offers a compelling case for the need to integrate God's mission and missional church conversation with a public and post-colonial study of World Christianity. Driven by a commitment to publicly engaged theology that takes seriously the reality of Global Christianity, Paul Chung presents a vital new model for understanding the mission of God as a dynamic word-event. This is argued in conversation with contemporary missional theology and analysis of the development of Global Christianity, and as such brings important transcultural issues to bear on contemporary American conversations about the missional church. All of this serves to innovatively stimulate this missional church conversation and more directly address the various questions that arise in pursuing mission in a multiculuralized American society.

Ecumenical Perspectives Five Hundred Years After Luther s Reformation

Ecumenical Perspectives Five Hundred Years After Luther   s Reformation
Author: Gerard Mannion,Dennis M. Doyle,Theodore G. Dedon
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2021-05-04
ISBN: 3030683605
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecumenical Perspectives Five Hundred Years After Luther s Reformation Book Excerpt:

This book offers ecumenical essays that focus on Reformation Christianity and on current Lutheran-Catholic understandings and relationships. It addresses important issues, including the meaning of the Reformation, the reception of Luther in Germany and beyond, contemporary ecumenical dialogues, and pathways to the future. There is also some inclusion of Jewish and Orthodox traditions as well as attention to global issues. Taken as a whole, the primary method of this book is theology informed by history, hermeneutics, ethics, and social theory. Within the structure of the book can be found the classic hermeneutical circle: What was the meaning of the Reformation for Luther in his own time? What are various ways in which Luther and the Reformation have been interpreted in history? How does knowledge of these things help us today to understand the Reformation and to move forward?

The Theology of the Cross in Historical Perspective

The Theology of the Cross in Historical Perspective
Author: Anna M. Madsen
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN: 1597528358
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Theology of the Cross in Historical Perspective Book Excerpt:

The theology of the cross is indisputably a trendy concept today. Numerous seminars, books, and dissertations tackle the topic. But The Theology of the Cross in Historical Perspective demonstrates that theology of the cross is no passing fancy. Theologies of the cross appear at the beginnings of the church, in the sixteenth-century reformations of the church, and in the more contemporary modernization of the church. Without theologies of the cross, what the church is called to be and to preach becomes unclear. So then, what is the theology of the cross? Anna Madsen surveys the theology of the cross in the thinking of Paul and Luther. She also outlines several important twentieth-century contributions to the subject. On the basis of her analysis, Madsen suggests that the theology of the cross reveals God to be found even in death. In death, after all, boundaries disappear. The theology of the cross assures Christians that God is present in the death of sin and in the realities of suffering and uncertainty. Given that it announces God's presence, the theology of the cross is ultimately a theology of grace, freedom, and trust.