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Martin Luther, Islam, and the 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 on Death and Dying  

Susan C. Karant-Nunn

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Oct 2016
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Christianity
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’s Christological Sources in the Church Fathers  

Carl Beckwith

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Aug 2016
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Christianity
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 the Human Being  

Ilmari Karimies

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Aug 2016
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Christianity
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 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 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 Sacramental Theology  

Gordon A. Jensen

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Dec 2016
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Christianity
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 Teaching on Sin  

Ľubomír Batka

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Dec 2016
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Christianity
Martin Luther did not write a specific treatise solely on sin. Nevertheless, the topic of sin is important to him. There are very few treatises where the topic of sin does not appear, as ... 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 Views on Bodies, 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

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