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Martin Luther’s Catechisms  

Ninna Jørgensen

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Mar 2017
The word “catechism” denotes instruction in the basic knowledge of Christianity. It is a Latin version of the term that the Greek Church Fathers employed when teaching converts before ... More

Martin Luther’s Christological Sources in the Church Fathers  

Carl Beckwith

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Aug 2016
Luther did not write an exhaustive dogmatic account of the person and work of Christ. The lack of such a work has led to differing assessments of the place of Christology in Luther’s ... More

Martin Luther’s Concept of Doctrine  

Friederike Nüssel

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Mar 2017
Luther conceives Christian doctrine drawn from the Bible and summarized in the articles of faith as the essential resource and topic of all Christian teaching and preaching. In contrast to ... More

Martin Luther’s Concept of the Human Being  

Ilmari Karimies

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Aug 2016
Martin Luther’s anthropology, as expressed in his writings, consists of several elements. Luther often utilizes a three-part scheme, according to which a human being consists of body, ... More

Martin Luther’s Disputations  

David Luy

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Mar 2017
Academic disputations were a fixture of university life throughout Martin Luther’s lifetime. Luther participated regularly in various sorts of disputations, first as a student at the ... More

Martin Luther’s Doctrine of Creation  

Johannes Schwanke

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Mar 2017
Martin Luther’s doctrine of creation can be identified as the center of his theology. The justification for this judgement is threefold. First, the centrality of creation to Luther’s ... More

Martin Luther’s Perspectival Eschatology  

Vítor Westhelle

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Aug 2016
Eschatology was until recently a mute locus in the treatment of Luther’s dogmatic, subsumed under the doctrine of justification. There is now a significant agreement as to the ... More

Martin Luther’s Influence on Legal Reforms and Civil Law  

John Witte Jr.

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Mar 2017
The Lutheran Reformation transformed not only theology and the church but law and the state as well. Beginning in the 1520s, Martin Luther joined up with various jurists and political ... More

Martin Luther’s Influence on the Rise of the Natural Sciences  

Duane H. Larson

Were Luther to have lived another two decades, he might have been surprised even so early on to be informed that he positively influenced the rise of natural science. One can readily cite ... More

Martin Luther’s Life, 1483–1516  

Volker Leppin

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Jul 2016
Luther in his early years came of age in a late medieval setting from which he was not prone to depart during these years. His father, Hans, strongly impressed upon his son a ... More

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