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Martin Luther, Philip Melanchthon, and Their Wittenberg Colleagues  

Timothy J. Wengert

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Jul 2016
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Christianity
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
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Christianity
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
Subject:
Christianity
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

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

Martin Luther and Christian Hebraism  

Stephen G. Burnett

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Sep 2016
Christian Hebraism was a facet of Renaissance humanism. Biblical scholars, theologians, lawyers, physicians, astronomers, philosophers, and teachers in Latin schools sought to learn Hebrew ... More

Martin Luther and Justification  

Olli-Pekka Vainio

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Aug 2016
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Christianity
The doctrine of justification is an account of how God removes the guilt of the sinner and receives him or her back to communion with God. The essential question concerns how the tension ... More

Martin Luther and Love  

Antti Raunio

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Oct 2016
The questions of love’s nature and its different forms were crucial to Martin Luther from the beginning of his theological career. Already as a young monk and theologian he struggled with ... More

Martin Luther and Ontology  

Dennis Bielfeldt

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Oct 2016
Although many have interpreted Luther as “anti-metaphysical” and therefore unconcerned with the question of being, careful scrutiny of his texts shows otherwise. Trained at Erfurt to read ... More

Martin Luther and the Monastic World of the Later Middle Ages  

Eric Leland Saak

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Nov 2016
Subject:
Christianity
When Martin Luther entered the Order of Hermits of St. Augustine in July of 1505, he entered a world that had been shaped by the diverse and varied monastic culture of the later Middle ... More

Martin Luther and the Rise of World Christianities  

Maria Erling

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Nov 2016
Scholars use the concept of World Christianity both to account for the growth of Christianity beyond Western Christendom and to recognize the changing map of vitality and leadership within ... More

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