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Martin Luther, Bible Translation, and the German Language  

Anja Lobenstein-Reichmann

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Mar 2017
In the history of the German language, hardly any other author’s linguistic work is as closely associated with the German language as Martin Luther’s. From the start, Luther as a ... More

Martin Luther, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Political Theologies  

Michael P. DeJonge

Contemporary political theology often defines itself against Lutheran social ethics, which is portrayed as politically disengaged and overly deferential to state power. At the same time, ... More

Martin Luther, History, and Its Meaning  

Curtis L. Thompson

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Mar 2017
In relation to Martin Luther, the topic of “history and its meaning” is necessarily imprecise. It can refer to his personal understanding of history and its meaning. It can refer to the ... More

Martin Luther in 19th-Century Theology  

Zachary Purvis

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Aug 2016
Across the theology of the 19th century, Martin Luther came to represent not only the Reformation but also what it meant to be Protestant—and, more than occasionally, what it meant to be ... More

Martin Luther in Britain and Anglican Theology  

Mark D. Chapman

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Mar 2017
Luther’s impact on Anglicanism, especially on the Church in England but also in Scotland, is difficult to gauge. The English and Scottish Reformations moved in ways that were more ... More

Martin Luther in Central Europe: Bohemia, Moravia, and Slovakia  

L'ubomír Batka

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Mar 2017
The reception of Luther in central Europe has been influenced by the Counter-Reformation and re-Catholicization more than anywhere else. Protestantism was so widespread in this area ... More

Martin Luther in Denmark  

Niels Henrik Gregersen

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Mar 2017
In Denmark, Martin Luther was initially seen as a humanist reformer on a par with other humanists, but during the 1520s he increasingly became a divisive figure separating those wanting ... More

Martin Luther in Dialectical Theology  

Alister E. McGrath

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Aug 2016
Following the deep and unsettling questions raised about the legacy of German Protestant theology as a result of the Great War (1914‒1918), a new interest emerged in returning to the fons ... More

Martin Luther in Finland and the Baltics  

Antti Raunio

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Mar 2017
Martin Luther’s thought has had strong influence on the religious and churchly life in the Baltic countries Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, as well as in Finland. Its impact has not been ... More

Martin Luther in German Historiography  

Zachary Purvis

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Nov 2016
What does Martin Luther mean for Germany? Formulated in such a way, this is an impossible question, due in no small measure to the existence of many “Luthers” and many “Germanys.” But it ... More

Martin Luther in Global Pentecostalism  

Sarah Hinlicky Wilson

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Nov 2016
Global Pentecostalism encompasses three distinct waves or movements: the Classical Pentecostal denominations inspired by the Azusa Street revival in the early 20th century; the Charismatic ... More

Martin Luther in Karl Marx  

Paul R. Hinlicky

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Nov 2016
The topic of Luther in Marxism is vast and too diffuse to be useful to define issues and orient future research. However, the more limited topic of Luther in Marx is definite, manageable, ... More

Martin Luther in Latin America  

Alicia Mayer

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Mar 2017
Latin America has not been a well known field of Luther reception. Historic Latin American interpretations of Luther respond to ideological issues as well as historical circumstances. The ... More

Martin Luther in Modern European Philosophy  

Simon D. Podmore

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Mar 2017
Principally, Luther defers from philosophy’s authority to the authority of theology owing to an intense recognition of theology’s ultimate foundation in revelation. Allied to this is a ... More

Martin Luther in Modern New Testament Scholarship  

David Lincicum

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Mar 2017
Martin Luther is intimately interwoven with the history of New Testament scholarship. Histories of modern biblical interpretation often begin their treatment with Luther and other ... More

Martin Luther in North America  

Mark A. Granquist

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Nov 2016
The United States as a country was religiously formed by Reformed Protestants, who were later joined by substantial numbers of immigrant Lutherans, Roman Catholics, and Jews. The role of ... More

Martin Luther in Norway  

Tarald Rasmussen

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Mar 2017
Until 1814, Norway was under Danish rule, and the story of Luther’s reception in Norway is included in the story of Luther’s reception in Denmark (cf. Niels Henrik Gregersen’s article on ... More

Martin Luther in Pietism  

Carter Lindberg

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Aug 2016
Pietism, the major Protestant renewal movement in the 17th and 18th centuries, sought to bring the head into the heart, to recover an experiential-expressive faith, to continue Luther’s ... More

Martin Luther in Roman Catholic German-Language Theologies  

Wolfgang Thönissen

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Mar 2017
From the outset, Catholic interest in the life and work of Martin Luther stemmed from ecumenical inquiry as the 19th century ended. The Catholic research concerned with Luther that ... More

Martin Luther in Sweden  

Carl Axel Aurelius

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Mar 2017
In the Swedish history of Christian thought there are various interpretations of the Reformation and of Martin Luther and his work. In the 17th century, Luther predominately stood out as ... More

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