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Martin Luther in the Age of Confessionalization  

Jens Wolff

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Mar 2017
Luther was a point of reference in all three of the confessional cultures during the confessional age, though this was not something he had intended. His theological “self-fashioning” was ... More

Martin Luther in the Ecumenical Movement  

Sarah Hinlicky Wilson

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Dec 2016
It is by now a well-established fact that Martin Luther never intended to start a new church. He grounded his reforming and theological claims in the universally acknowledged canon of ... More

Martin Luther in the Eyes of His Roman Catholic Opponents  

Jared Wicks

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Mar 2017
From late 1517 into early 1521 Catholic theologians and church officials examined Luther’s publications for erroneous doctrines and to weigh the gravity of his heterodoxies. Pope Leo X ... More

Martin Luther in the German Enlightenment  

Albrecht Beutel

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Mar 2017
The Age of Enlightenment made an epochal paradigm shift in the assessment of Luther. This upheaval is exemplified in brief case studies from the literature, historiography, and theology of ... More

Martin Luther, Islam, and the Ottoman Turks  

Adam S. Francisco

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Dec 2016
The geographical extension of Islam into Christian lands generated a wide variety of responses and a tremendous amount of consternation amidst its subject and neighboring populations. This ... More

Martin Luther, Jews, and Judaism  

Dorothea Wendebourg

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Mar 2017
Martin Luther was engaged with the topic “Jews and Judaism” all his life, from his earliest works until his last. The main context for his preoccupation with this topic was interpretation ... More

Martin Luther on Christian Hope and the Hope for Eternal Life  

Jeffrey G. Silcock

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Mar 2017
Luther does not develop a theology of hope because hope is not the central driver of his mature theology. Central for him is rather faith in the promise of God, which gives rise to hope as ... More

Martin Luther on Death and Dying  

Susan C. Karant-Nunn

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Oct 2016
In the late 15th century, when Martin Luther was born and grew up, death was very much present. Family, friends, and neighbors seldom reached what we today would consider a middle age, and ... More

Martin Luther on Faith  

Philipp Stoellger

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Mar 2017
Faith is not a human act but rather (a) an act of God—that is, the power or action of God as a “divine work in us”; and (b) relation before God (coram Deo), or more precisely, a passive ... More

Martin Luther on Grace  

Hans Wiersma

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Mar 2017
Grace is an essential element of Christian theological reflection. Primarily, the divine attribute or trait labeled “grace” refers to God’s disposition and activity in regard to the ... More

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