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Martin Luther’s Trinitarian Hermeneutic of Freedom  

Piotr J. Małysz

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Mar 2017
Luther puts forth a Trinitarian hermeneutic of human willing and the will’s freedom. Luther’s thought in this area is best seen as a response to a problem that medieval theology inherited ... More

Martin Luther's Views on the Body, Desire, and Sexuality  

Jennifer Hockenbery Dragseth

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Oct 2016
In the 21st century, philosophy of biology and studies in sexuality are dominated by the contrasting views of idealist deconstructionism and materialist naturalism. Not unlike the ... More

The Cross and the Theologia Crucis  

Robert C. Saler

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Aug 2016
While the term theologia crucis itself is most prominent in Luther’s early works, the later texts bear up the scholarly contention that the fundamental contrast between “cross” and ... More

Moral Agency in the Hebrew Bible  

Anne W. Stewart

Do humans have a will capable of choosing the good, doing the good, and evaluating the good? These are the central questions of moral agency, the notion that humans can be morally ... More

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

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

Rudolf Otto and the Concept of the Numinous  

Stuart Sarbacker

The contemporary academic study of religion has its roots in conceptual and theoretical structures developed in the early to mid-20th century. A particularly important example of such a ... More

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