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Martin Luther’s Views on Mission and Christianization  

Michal Valčo

Online publication date:
Oct 2016
Subject:
Christianity
Reformation and mission are not unconnected concepts. According to Luther, every single person, being a helpless sinner in the eyes of God, needs to hear God’s word as law and gospel. The ... More

Medieval Christian Liturgy  

Joanne M. Pierce

Online publication date:
May 2016
Subject:
Christianity
The liturgy of the medieval Christian West (ca. 600–1500) provided the structure around which life in Western Europe was structured for almost a thousand years. Rooted in Christian ... More

Modern Christian Liturgy  

Bryan D. Spinks

Online publication date:
Dec 2015
Subject:
Christianity
What exactly is meant by the term “Modern Christian Liturgy”? At one level it could mean any recent worship service in any church, for example, the Divine Liturgy of the Ethiopian-Eritrean ... 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

Muslim-Christian Relations: Historical and Contemporary Realities  

Jane Smith

Online publication date:
Apr 2015
Throughout the nearly fifteen centuries of Muslim-Christian encounter, individual adherents of both traditions often have lived peaceably with each other. At the same time, Muslim ... More

Mysticism in Martin Luther’s Development and Thoughts  

Volker Leppin

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Aug 2016
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

Ordination: A Catholic Ecclesiological Approach  

James F. Puglisi

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May 2016
Several important works on the history and theology of ordination have been published in the English-speaking world, among the most recent of which is one by Dr. Paul F. Bradshaw.1 The ... More

The Pentateuch  

Thomas B. Dozeman

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion. Please check back later for the full article. The ... More

Poetry, Prophecy, and Theological Revelation  

William Franke

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May 2016
In the history and prehistory of human societies, poets, prophets, and seers (the word vates can cover all three) have often been virtually indistinguishable from one another. From time ... More

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