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.

The Genius of Luther s Theology

The Genius of Luther s Theology
Author: Robert Kolb,Charles P. Arand
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2008-02-01
ISBN: 9781441200723
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Genius of Luther s Theology Book Excerpt:

This volume offers a unique approach to the study of the great German reformer, Martin Luther. Robert Kolb and Charles Arand offer an introduction to two significant themes that form the heart of Luther's theology. The first theme concerns what it means to be truly human. For Luther, "passive righteousness" described the believer's response to God's grace. But there was also an "active righteousness" that defined the relationship of the believer to the world. The second theme involves God's relation to his creation through his Word, first creating and then redeeming the world. Clergy and general readers will find here a helpful introduction to Luther's theology and its continuing importance for applying the good news of the gospel to the contemporary world.

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.

Luther 500 and Beyond

Luther 500 and Beyond
Author: ATF Press
Publsiher: ISD LLC
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2019-09-13
ISBN: 1925872955
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Luther 500 and Beyond Book Excerpt:

The [email protected] anniversary may be behind us, but Luther stands ahead of us in many ways. The essays in this volume by an international group of scholars begin with a contextual discussion of Luther's definitive contribution to the Wittenberg Reformation and its significance for us today. New light is shed on old issues across a range of topics. But these essays do not stay in the past. Many also engage critically with contemporary issues in Luther interpretation and a few boldly trace the trajectory of Luther's reformational theology into the future.

The Oxford Handbook of Martin Luther s Theology

The Oxford Handbook of Martin Luther s Theology
Author: Robert Kolb,Irene Dingel,Lubomir Batka
Publsiher: Oxford University Press (UK)
Total Pages: 662
Release: 2014
ISBN: 0199604703
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Martin Luther s Theology Book Excerpt:

The 47 essays in this volume, composed by historians and theologians from 15 nations, survey the background, context, content and impact of the thinking of Martin Luther. These authors explore the intellectual traditions which formed his thought, his hermeneutical framework, his teaching on specific topics of biblical doctrine, his social and ethical positions, the ways in which specific genre and interaction with others (both supporters and opponents) formed histheology, and its impact on subsequent centuries and several parts of the twenty-first world. Essays explore the dimensions and implications of Luther's way of thought within its historical contexton the basis of original sources and debates among interpreters of his thinking and his influence on later generations.

Luther s Theology of the Cross

Luther s Theology of the Cross
Author: Alister E. McGrath
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2011-03-21
ISBN: 9781119995975
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Luther s Theology of the Cross Book Excerpt:

Luther's Theology of the Cross represents a fully revised and updated edition of the classic 1985 text that expands on the author's ongoing research and reflects 25 years of Luther scholarship. Rewritten and expanded edition of a highly-acclaimed classic text Incorporates primary and secondary sources that have become available since the publication of the first edition Draws on advances in our understanding of the late medieval intellectual, cultural, and religious background of Luther's early development, and the nature of Luther's doctrine of justification (including the so-called 'Finnish' school), many of which have not yet been incorporated into Luther scholarship Luther's 'theological breakthrough' continues to be of central importance to Reformation Studies and the development of Protestantism Written by one of the world's leading Protestant theologians, who is an authority on the development of the doctrine of justification. His classic work Iustitia Dei: A History of the Christian Doctrine of Justification is now in its third edition (2005)

Martin Luther s Theology of Beauty

Martin Luther s Theology of Beauty
Author: Mark C. Mattes
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-08-22
ISBN: 149341030X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Martin Luther s Theology of Beauty Book Excerpt:

Many contemporary theologians seek to retrieve the concept of beauty as a way for people to encounter God. This groundbreaking book argues that while Martin Luther's view of beauty has often been ignored or underappreciated, it has much to contribute to that quest. Mark Mattes, one of today's leading Lutheran theologians, analyzes Luther's theological aesthetics and discusses its implications for music, art, and the contemplative life. Mattes shows that for Luther, the cross is the lens through which the beauty of God is refracted into the world.

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

The Cambridge Companion to Martin Luther Book Excerpt:

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The Theology of Martin Luther

The Theology of Martin Luther
Author: Paul Althaus
Publsiher: Augsburg Fortress Pub
Total Pages: 464
Release: 1966
ISBN: 9780800618551
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Theology of Martin Luther Book Excerpt:

This is a comprehensive and systematic survey of Martin Luther's entire thought by an internationally recognized authority in the field of Reformation research. The main theological questions which engaged the Reformer's attention are set forth in clear and simple fashion, along with a host of quotations from this own writings to illumine the presentation. Scholars and laypersons alike will appreciate the more than a thousand instances in which the author allows Luther to speak forcefully and directly for himself.

Martin Luther and the Enduring Word of God

Martin Luther and the Enduring Word of God
Author: Robert Kolb
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2016-11-15
ISBN: 149340430X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Martin Luther and the Enduring Word of God Book Excerpt:

A World-Class Scholar on Luther's Use of Scripture The Reformation revolutionized church life through its new appreciation for God's presence working through the Bible. Coinciding with the five hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation, this volume explains how Luther's approach to the Bible drew his colleagues and contemporary followers into a Scripture-centered practice of theology and pastoral leadership. World-class scholar Robert Kolb examines the entire school of interpretation launched by Luther, showing how Luther's students continued the study and spread of God's Word in subsequent generations. Filled with fresh insights and cutting-edge research, this major statement provides historical grounding for contemporary debates about the Bible.

The Promise of Martin Luther s Political Theology

The Promise of Martin Luther s Political Theology
Author: Michael Richard Laffin
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-10-20
ISBN: 0567669904
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Promise of Martin Luther s Political Theology Book Excerpt:

Michael Laffin demonstrates the promise of Martin Luther's thought for contemporary political theology by showing how Luther has been over-determined in standard genealogies of modernity which frequently deafen us to his unique contribution. Laffin argues that contemporary theologians have typically followed a narrative derived from the work of a previous generation of political historians and philosophers, which tend to screen out or distort the Reformers' contribution to political theory. Common to these narratives are charges against Luther for his perceived univocal and nominal ontology resulting in a privatized and spiritualized Christianity, thus falsely dividing the world into autonomous spheres. Additionally, the narratives claim that Luther follows in the wake of voluntarism, leading to an insistence on human passivity that leaves no room for pagan virtue. Thus, politics is reduced to an authoritarian imposition of order. In contrast to the dominant narratives of political modernity, Laffin re-examines these narratives by focusing on the political significance of areas in Luther's corpus often neglected in contemporary accounts of his political thought, especially his commentaries on Scripture and writings on the sacraments. Attention to these writings brings forth the crucial themes of the two ecclesiae and the three institutions. Constructively, these themes are deployed in critical engagement with contemporary political theology, particularly as represented in Radical Orthodoxy and the new-Augustinianism.

Reading the Bible with Martin Luther

Reading the Bible with Martin Luther
Author: Timothy J. Wengert
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2013-11-19
ISBN: 1441244875
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading the Bible with Martin Luther Book Excerpt:

Prominent Reformation historian Timothy Wengert introduces the basic components of Martin Luther's theology of the Bible and examines Luther's contributions to present-day biblical interpretation. Wengert addresses key points of debate regarding Luther's approach to the Bible that have often been misunderstood, including biblical authority, the distinction between law and gospel, the theology of the cross, and biblical ethics. He argues that Luther, when rightly understood, offers much wisdom to Christians searching for fresh approaches to the interpretation of Scripture. This brief but comprehensive overview is filled with insights on Luther's theology and its significance for contemporary debates on the Bible, particularly the New Perspective on Paul.

Martin Luther

Martin Luther
Author: Robert Kolb
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2009-02-05
ISBN: 0191647470
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Martin Luther Book Excerpt:

Martin Luther's thought continues to challenge people throughout the world in the twenty-first century. His paradigmatic shift in defining God and what it means to be human left behind a foundation for viewing human creatures that was anchored in Aristotle's anthropology. Luther defined the Revealed God in terms of his mercy and love for human beings, based not on their merit and performance but rather on his unconditioned grace. He placed 'fearing, loving, and trusting God above all else' at the heart of his definition of being human. This volume places the development and exposition of these key presuppositions in Luther's thinking within the historical context of late medieval theology and piety as well as the unfolding dynamics of political and social change at the dawn of the modern era. Special attention is given the development of a 'Wittenberg way' of practicing theology under Luther's leadership. It left behind a dependence on allegorical methods of biblical interpretation for a 'literal-prophetic' approach to Scripture. More importantly, it placed the distinction between the 'gospel' as God's unmerited gift of identity as his children and the 'law', the expression of God's expectations for the performance of his children in good works, at the heart of all interpretation of the Bible. This presuppositional framework for practicing theology reflects Luther's personal experience and his deep commitment to pastoral care of common Christians as well as his reading of the biblical text. It is supported by his distinction of two kinds of human righteousness (passive in God's sight, active in relationship to others), his distinction of two realms or dimensions of human life, and his theology of the cross. The volume unfolds Luther's maturing thought on the basis of this method.

Martin Luther

Martin Luther
Author: Bernhard Lohse
Publsiher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1986
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Reformation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Martin Luther Book Excerpt:

"Select bibliography of works in English": p. 271-275. Bibliography: p. 246-270. Includes indexes.

The Theology of Martin Luther

The Theology of Martin Luther
Author: H. H. Kramm
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2009-06-02
ISBN: 1725254301
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Theology of Martin Luther Book Excerpt:

We cannot afford to ignore Martin Luther--that influential and highly controversial personality in European history. Not only were his activities mainly responsible for starting the Reformation of the sixteenth century, but his ideas also have greatly influenced political, cultural, and social thought ever since. Some modern writers have tried to trace the roots of Nazism and German militarism back to Luther; others claim on the contrary that Luther's ideas form the only real cure for these evils, and that the authority which Luther still possesses among many Germans and other Europeans should be used for the regeneration of Europe. Lutheranism is very international. The Scandinavian countries are practically completely Lutheran, so were some of the Baltic states; Lutheran groups are found in most countries of Europe. In the United States the Lutherans--many of them English-speaking--form one of the strongest religious groups, and there are Lutherans in many parts of the British Empire. Luther's chief importance lies in the field of theology. His influence on political, cultural, and social questions is only an outcome of his religious thought. But even in this field of theology Luther's ideas are puzzling to many. Catholics of various types may consider him to be the arch-Protestant; strict Protestants (including many British nonconformists) consider him to be half-Roman in outlook. His conservatism in Church order and liturgical forms may endear him to some Anglicans, while he annoys others by his insistence that neither prayer books nor ecclesiastical formularies can create Church unity but that unity of doctrine is the indispensable condition for union. This attitude has more than once created problems for the ecumenical movement and made Protestant cooperation difficult. Dr. Kramm in this volume has tried to interpret Luther to the British reader, minister, and layman alike, in an unbiased, scholarly way. At the same time stressing Luther's importance for contemporary thought. He has laid special emphasis on those questions which the British reader is apt to ask, e.g., what was Luther's attitude to morals and good works? Does "salvation by faith alone" mean that it is enough to hold a certain intellectual belief, no Christian life being required? What does he teach about peace and war; about Church and State, about political responsibility? What are his ideas about Church and ministry, about sacraments, about episcopacy and "apostolic succession"? Does Luther treat the Bible arbitrarily? Was he an anti-Semite, did he spread blind nationalism or racial hatred? What was his attitude to human reason, scholarship and free will? And so on.

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.

Luther s Augustinian Theology of the Cross

Luther s Augustinian Theology of the Cross
Author: Marco Barone
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2017-06-06
ISBN: 1556355998
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Luther s Augustinian Theology of the Cross Book Excerpt:

"These theological paradoxes ... have been deduced well or poorly from St. Paul, the especially chosen vessel and instrument of Christ, and also from St. Augustine, his most trustworthy interpreter." These are some of Martin Luther's words that introduce hs Heidelberg Disputation (1518), a collection of doctrinal theses that serves as a manifesto of Luther's theology. The German Reformer claimed that his theses were a faithful exposition not only of Pauline theology, but also of Augustine's doctrine of salvation. Luther's Augustinian Theology of the Cross is an unprecedented commentary of Luther's Heidelberg Disputation. Through a wide range of Augustinian texts, the author shows the accuracy of Luther's claim. Moreover, the work offers some original considerations that are of interest to both theology and philosophy. In the year of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, this volume is a lively and stimulating addition to the debate about the relationship between Augustine's soteriology and the theology of the Reformation.

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.

Two Kinds of Love

Two Kinds of Love
Author: Tuomo Mannermaa
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 125
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1451419376
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Two Kinds of Love Book Excerpt:

Published in Finland in 1983, Two Kinds of Love is the second of Tuomo Mannermaa's provocative books offering a distinctly different interpretation of Martin Luther's theology. In Two Kinds of Love, Mannermaa unfolds Luther's understanding of love as the key to the reformer's theology of grace. Human love orients toward that which is already "good and beautiful"-and, as such, comes into being only through "the prestige and glory of the loved one." In contrast, God's love is a pure gift of grace, which makes possible our love for God and for one another.

Martin Luther the Bible and the Jewish People

Martin Luther  the Bible  and the Jewish People
Author: Martin Luther
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1451424280
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Martin Luther the Bible and the Jewish People Book Excerpt:

The place and significance of Martin Luther in the long history of Christian anti-Jewish polemic has been and continues to be a contested issue. The literature on the subject is substantial and diverse. While efforts to exonerate Luther as "merely" a man of his times who "merely" perpetuated what he had received from his cultural and theological tradition have rightly been jettisoned, there still persists even among the educated public the perception that the truly problematic aspects of Luther's anti-Jewish attitudes are confined to the final stages of his career. It is true that Luther's anti-Jewish rhetoric intensified toward the end of his life, but reading Luther with a careful eye toward "the Jewish question," it becomes clear that Luther's theological presuppositions toward Judaism and the Jewish people are a central, core component of his thought throughout his career, not just at the end. It follows then that it is impossible to understand the heart and building blocks of Luther's theology (justification, faith, liberation, salvation, grace) without acknowledging the crucial role of "the Jews" in his fundamental thinking. Luther was constrained by ideas, images, and superstitions regarding the Jews and Judaism that he inherited from medieval Christian tradition. But the engine in the development of Luther's theological thought as it relates to the Jews is his biblical hermeneutics. Just as "the Jewish question" is a central, core component of his thought, so biblical interpretation (and especially Old Testament interpretation) is the primary arena in which fundamental claims about the Jews and Judaism are formulated and developed.