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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 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

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 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 Reformatory Discovery  

Dietrich Korsch

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Mar 2017
In the debate on Luther’s Reformatory Discovery two elements come together: the systematic question of how to determine the essential content of reformatory theology, that is, the core of ... More

Martin Luther’s Sacramental Theology  

Gordon A. Jensen

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Dec 2016
Martin Luther’s emphasis on the sacraments as a visible, tactile means by which the justifying action of God is conveyed to the believer brings the pastoral heart of the Reformation into ... More

Martin Luther’s Theological Aesthetics  

Mark Mattes

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Nov 2016
Theological aesthetics is the theory or view of beauty in relation to God, including how the senses bear on or contribute to matters of faith. It has a long and important tradition in all ... More

Martin Luther’s Theology of Authority  

Martin J. Lohrmann

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Mar 2017
Martin Luther’s reforms involved complicated questions of authority. On one hand, Luther defied the greatest authority figures of his day: the papacy and the Holy Roman Empire; on the ... More

Martin Luther’s Theology of the Lord’s Supper  

R. David Nelson

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Mar 2017
The central act of Christian worship is a mystery embodied in a meal. From its earliest expressions, Christianity has practiced the celebration of the Eucharist (lit. “thanksgiving,” from ... More

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