The Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther provides in-depth coverage of the cultural, political, economic and artistic contributions made by Luther. It features state-of-the-art articles by leading experts worldwide, and provides a guide to the secondary literature. It also considers Luther’s legacy in a global perspective. The encyclopedia was published as a thematic print collection in 2017, the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. All of the articles appear online as part of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion.

To read The Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther articles online, see the Martin Luther section of ORE Religion. This section will continue to grow as the project expands.

Volume Editors

Derek Nelson (co–Editor-in-Chief), Professor of Religion and Stephen S. Bowen Professor of Liberal Arts at Wabash College (Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA).

Paul Hinlicky (co–Editor-in-Chief), Tise Professor of Lutheran Studies at Roanoke College, Salem Virginia, Professor of Systematic Theology at the Institute of Lutheran Theology, and a docent of the Protestant Theological Faculty of Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia.

Editorial Board

Lois Malcolm, Professor of Systematic Theology, Luther Seminary

Mickey L. Mattox, Professor of Historical Theology, Marquette University

Anna Vind, Professor of Church History at Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen

Risto Saarinen, Professor of Ecumenical Theology, University of Helsinki

Johannes Zachhuber, Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology, Trinity College, University of Oxford


Reception and Transformation
Theology and Ethics



God in Martin Luther (Jan-Olav Henriksen)
Law in Doctrine and Life According to Martin Luther (Risto Saarinen, Derek R. Nelson)
The Luther Renaissance (Heinrich Assel)
Martin Luther and Economic Life (Philipp Robinson Rössner)
Martin Luther and Love (Antti Raunio)
Martin Luther and Ontology (Dennis Bielfeldt)
Martin Luther and Preaching (Steve Paulson, Chris Croghan)
Martin Luther and the Saxon Electors (Marjorie Elizabeth Plummer)
Martin Luther and the Trinity (Christoph Schwöbel)
Martin Luther in Denmark (Niels Henrik Gregersen)
Martin Luther in Karl Marx (Paul R. Hinlicky)
Martin Luther in North America (Mark A. Granquist)
Martin Luther in Norway (Tarald Rasmussen)
Martin Luther in Pietism (Carter Lindberg)
Martin Luther in Sweden (Carl Axel Aurelius)
Martin Luther, Jews, and Judaism (Dorothea Wendebourg)
Martin Luther on Death and Dying (Susan C. Karant-Nunn)
Martin Luther on Faith (Philipp Stoellger)
Martin Luther on Grace (Hans Wiersma)
Martin Luther's Catechisms (Ninna Jørgensen)
Martin Luther's Life, 1517-1525 (Christopher Boyd Brown)
The Twofold Rule of God (John R. Stumme)