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Martin Luther on Christian Hope and the Hope for Eternal Life  

Jeffrey G. Silcock

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Mar 2017
Luther does not develop a theology of hope because hope is not the central driver of his mature theology. Central for him is rather faith in the promise of God, which gives rise to hope as ... More

Martin Luther on Death and Dying  

Susan C. Karant-Nunn

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Oct 2016
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 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 on Prayer in Life  

Mary Jane Haemig

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Mar 2017
Martin Luther saw prayer as crucial to human life, a life created by the relationship to God. In this relationship God starts a conversation, communicating God’s words of law and promise. ... More

Martin Luther on the Church and Its Ministry  

Cheryl M. Peterson

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Mar 2017
Any study of Luther’s ecclesiology faces apparent consistencies or contradictions in Luther’s view of the church, which have been variously explained by scholars in terms of a development ... More

Martin Luther’s Biblical Commentary: New Testament  

Erik H. Herrmann

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Mar 2017
Martin Luther’s exposition of the Bible was not only fundamental to his academic vocation, it also stood at the very center of his reforming work. Through his interpretation of the New ... More

Martin Luther’s Catechisms  

Ninna Jørgensen

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Mar 2017
The word “catechism” denotes instruction in the basic knowledge of Christianity. It is a Latin version of the term that the Greek Church Fathers employed when teaching converts before ... More

Martin Luther’s Christological Sources in the Church Fathers  

Carl Beckwith

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Aug 2016
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 Doctrine  

Friederike Nüssel

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Mar 2017
Luther conceives Christian doctrine drawn from the Bible and summarized in the articles of faith as the essential resource and topic of all Christian teaching and preaching. In contrast to ... More

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