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Autobiography, Biography, and Theological Questioning  

John D. Barbour

Autobiography and biography (which together will be called “life writing”) raise theological questions in ways different from systematic or constructive theology. These forms of life ... More

The Common Core Thesis in the Study of Mysticism  

Ralph W. Hood Jr.

The common core thesis contends that mystical experience is an ultimate non-sensuous experience of unity of all things. It can be identified within major faith traditions, whether ... More

Creation and Contingency  

Dirk Evers

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Jan 2017
Contingency is a term that occurs in philosophical discourse as well as in theology in a number of contexts and with a number of meanings. In its modern sense the English term contingency ... 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

Martin Luther and Love  

Antti Raunio

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Oct 2016
The questions of love’s nature and its different forms were crucial to Martin Luther from the beginning of his theological career. Already as a young monk and theologian he struggled with ... More

Martin Luther and Ontology  

Dennis Bielfeldt

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Oct 2016
Although many have interpreted Luther as “anti-metaphysical” and therefore unconcerned with the question of being, careful scrutiny of his texts shows otherwise. Trained at Erfurt to read ... More

Martin Luther, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Political Theologies  

Michael P. DeJonge

Contemporary political theology often defines itself against Lutheran social ethics, which is portrayed as politically disengaged and overly deferential to state power. At the same time, ... More

Luther for Theology Today  

Paul R. Hinlicky

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Dec 2016
A meta-argument is needed today to go forward in theology with Luther. For speaking of God, even in sophisticated ways, is a dangerous business that can lead astray. Theology is not in the ... More

Martin Luther in 19th-Century Theology  

Zachary Purvis

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Aug 2016
Across the theology of the 19th century, Martin Luther came to represent not only the Reformation but also what it meant to be Protestant—and, more than occasionally, what it meant to be ... More

Martin Luther in Dialectical Theology  

Alister E. McGrath

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Aug 2016
Following the deep and unsettling questions raised about the legacy of German Protestant theology as a result of the Great War (1914‒1918), a new interest emerged in returning to the fons ... More