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Mysticism in Martin Luther’s Development and Thoughts  

Volker Leppin

Martin Luther’s spiritual and theological development was deeply rooted in mystical traditions. During his early years as an Augustinian friar, he experienced mystical visions following ... More

Natural Theology and Natural Law in Martin Luther  

Knut Alfsvåg

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Aug 2016
For Luther, the understanding of the world is determined by his theology of creation, according to which the world is created as an expression of the creative love of the eternal God. ... More

Nominalism and the Via Moderna in Luther’s Theological Work  

Pekka Kärkkäinen

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Mar 2017
Luther’s adoption of the theology of the via moderna (also called the Nominalists) varied during the late medieval period. This school of thought had developed during the 15th century ... More

Orthodox Christians and the Evangelical Lutheran Tradition  

A.G. Roeber

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Mar 2017
Despite positive remarks that Martin Luther made about the “Greeks,” neither he nor Philip Melanchthon possessed personal knowledge of, nor extensive contact with, the Orthodox Church of ... More

Penance, Confession, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation in Martin Luther’s Context and Writings  

Ronald K. Rittgers

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Mar 2017
Martin Luther vigorously opposed the traditional sacrament of penance and the theology upon which it was based, arguing that they had no scriptural warrant and that they promoted a ... More

Portrayals of Martin Luther in Print, Stage and Film  

Derek R. Nelson

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Mar 2017
So much is known about Martin Luther, and the stakes of telling his story have been perceived to be so high, that an astonishing variety of presentations of his life have been offered. ... More

Printing, Propaganda, and Public Opinion in the Age of Martin Luther  

David Bagchi

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Aug 2016
Luther had a notoriously ambivalent attitude towards what was still the new technology of the printing press. He could both praise it as God’s highest act of grace for the proclamation of ... More

Promise in Martin Luther’s Thought and Theology  

Gregory Walter

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Mar 2017
Martin Luther used the practice and notion of promise for theological and practical ends. As a theological notion, promise allowed Luther to work through important problems about God and ... More

Reason and Philosophy in Martin Luther’s Thought  

Hans-Peter Grosshans

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Mar 2017
Throughout his academic life, Martin Luther was in constant discussion with philosophy. He was prepared for this with a substantial study of philosophy at the University of Erfurt, ... More

The Reformation and the Establishment of Lutheranism in the Holy Roman Empire  

Joachim Whaley

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Mar 2017
Martin Luther was a subject of the Elector of Saxony in the Holy Roman Empire. His emergence as a reformer was made possible by the sponsorship he received in Wittenberg. He owed his ... More

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