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Baptism in Martin Luther’s Theology  

Kirsi Stjerna

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Mar 2017
Baptism opens a window to the heart of Martin Luther’s 16th-century theology. It offers a perspective for how Luther understands the impact of grace and its channels, as well as the nature ... More

Certainty and Security in Martin Luther’s Theology  

Susan E. Schreiner

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Mar 2017
Crucial for Luther’s theology and his own experience was the question of whether one’s salvation was certain. And the security of the truth which underlay doctrine was complexly related to ... More

The Distinction between Law and Gospel in Martin Luther’s Theological Development  

Charles P. Arand

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Mar 2017
Martin Luther’s insistence on the proper distinction between law and gospel in theology marks one of his most important contributions to the Reformation movement and subsequent Protestant ... More

God in Martin Luther  

Jan-Olav Henriksen

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Aug 2016
Luther’s understanding of God saturates his oeuvre, and in turn, this understanding is saturated by his doctrine of the justification of the sinner. God is the sovereign source and origin ... More

The Incarnation in Martin Luther’s Theology  

Anne Käfer

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Mar 2017
Luther’s understanding of the Incarnation concerns various subject areas in his theology, among them his understanding of scripture, his teaching on the sacraments in particular, as well ... More

The Influence of Renaissance Humanism and Skepticism on Martin Luther  

William J. Wright

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Mar 2017
When Martin Luther began his academic studies at Erfurt, Renaissance humanism and skepticism had become well entrenched in the German academic world. He also found them at Wittenberg. ... More

Jesus Christ in Martin Luther’s Theology  

Johannes Zachhuber

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Mar 2017
Luther’s theology is strongly Christocentric, but Christology is rarely the central focus of his writings. In some of his most considered summaries of his own faith, he presents ... More

Martin Luther on the Vocations of the Christian  

Robert Benne

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Aug 2016
A teaching of Martin Luther that has had great historical effect is his teaching on vocation. Protesting the Roman Catholic arrangement in which the clergy had callings of higher religious ... More

The Luther Renaissance  

Heinrich Assel

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Mar 2017
The Luther Renaissance is the most important international network for Luther research, as well as an ecclesial, ecumenical and cultural reform movement between 1900 and 1960 in Germany, ... More

Martin Luther and Love  

Antti Raunio

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Oct 2016
The questions of love’s nature and its different forms were crucial to Martin Luther from the beginning of his theological career. Already as a young monk and theologian he struggled with ... More

Martin Luther and Modernity, Capitalism, and Liberalism  

Johannes Zachhuber

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Mar 2017
The concept of modernity has emerged as a major philosophical, theological, and sociological category of interpretation in the aftermath of the French Revolution. It was meant to embrace ... More

Martin Luther and Ontology  

Dennis Bielfeldt

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Oct 2016
Although many have interpreted Luther as “anti-metaphysical” and therefore unconcerned with the question of being, careful scrutiny of his texts shows otherwise. Trained at Erfurt to read ... More

Martin Luther and Rhetoric  

Anna Vind

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Mar 2017
The Reformation was marked by fights with words, and the understanding of language and the use of it was central. This notion grew to a large extent out of the Renaissance movement in ... More

Martin Luther and Systematic Theology  

Paul R. Hinlicky

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Dec 2016
A meta-argument is needed today to go forward in theology with Luther. For speaking of God, even in sophisticated ways, is a dangerous business that can lead astray. Theology is not in the ... More

Martin Luther and the Trinity  

Christoph Schwöbel

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Mar 2017
Luther’s theology of the Trinity is firmly rooted in the catholic tradition of the church. In scholarly debate, it has therefore not received the same attention as the doctrines usually ... More

Martin Luther, Augustinianism, and Augustine  

Phillip Anderas

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Mar 2017
Though it is well-known that Martin Luther stood in some connection to the late medieval theologians of his Order and that he intensively studied Augustine’s works in the mid-1510s, the ... 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 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 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

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