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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 Cosmological Vision of Martin Luther  

Mickey L. Mattox

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Mar 2017
Martin Luther was not an original contributor to the study of cosmology, and if one were to judge only by his explicit remarks on the matter, it would seem to have been of little interest ... More

The Debate between Martin Luther and Erasmus  

Robert Kolb

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Mar 2017
Martin Luther and Desiderius Erasmus played somewhat significant roles in each other’s lives. Their early relationship is not free from a sense of the serious differences that divided ... 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

Emotions and Experience in Martin Luther  

Pekka Kärkkäinen

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Oct 2016
Martin Luther’s view of emotions is firmly based on traditional language. He prefers to use affect as a general term for emotional phenomena, which includes general inclinations of love ... More

The German Catholic Dioceses on the Eve of the Reformation  

Charlotte Methuen

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Mar 2017
The structures of the late medieval Church into which Martin Luther was born and within which he received his education and theological training were complicated, particularly in the ... More

The Gift in Martin Luther’s Theology  

Bo Kristian Holm

In analyzing the role of gift and giving in Martin Luther’s theology, one almost inevitably has to deal with the contrast between Marcel Mauss’s description of archaic gift economy, where ... 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

Johannes von Staupitz’s Influence on Martin Luther  

Franz Posset

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Aug 2016
The impact of Johannes von Staupitz (c. 1468–1524) on Martin Luther can hardly be overestimated. Staupitz was elected vicar general of the reformed Augustinian Order in 1503. Between 1504 ... More

Law in Doctrine and Life According to Martin Luther  

Risto Saarinen and Derek R. Nelson

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Mar 2017
The law both is and functions in Martin Luther’s theology. To the extent that it simply is, the law is wholly good, just, and pure. It reveals God’s benevolent providence for creation by ... More

Martin Luther and Anti-Judaism and Anti-Semitism  

Christopher Ocker

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Nov 2016
The uncomfortable question of Martin Luther’s place in the development of modern anti-Semitism is raised by Luther’s status as a national cultural icon after German unification (1871) and ... More

Luther, Lutheranism, and Post-Christianity  

Daphne Hampson

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Mar 2017
It would not be possible to say that the Lutheran tradition has led to the post-Christian world that is Europe today, the causes of which must be multifarious. Nevertheless, it is thinkers ... More

Martin Luther, Philip Melanchthon, and Their Wittenberg Colleagues  

Timothy J. Wengert

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Jul 2016
The German Reformation, sparked by the publication of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses in 1517, unfolded parallel to another intellectual phenomenon then sweeping centers of higher education ... More

Martin Luther on Marriage and the Family  

Merry Wiesner-Hanks

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Jul 2016
Marriage was at the heart of Martin Luther’s break with Rome and the Reformation that followed. He preached sermons praising marriage beginning in 1519 and several years later wrote his ... 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

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