Luther

Alien and the Proper: Luther's Two-Fold Righteousness in Controversy, Ministry, and Citizenship

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Alien and the Proper: Luther's Two-Fold Righteousness in Controversy, Ministry, and Citizenship
$29.95

In his Galatians commentary of 1535, Martin Luther insists that "our theology" relies on the proper distinction of two kinds of righteousness: Alien and Proper. In relation to our Creator, we freely receive our "alien" righteousness from Christ who has obtained it for us through his death and resurrection. In relation to humanity and God's created order, we practice a "proper" righteousness by actively fulfilling God's commands that set down the form and pattern for good human living.


Luther posited that this distinction was the key to understanding our humanity. His regular use of this anthropological principle, particularly when applied to justification by faith, the nature of sin, and the proper practice of God's gift of humanity, demonstrates its centrality and importance.


In this collection of essays, five authors examine the historical development of Luther's Twofold Righteousness and propose ways in which it can continue to serve Christians today. Through these essays you will learn about Luther's radical divergence from medieval theological formulations, and you will discover what it means to be human.

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9781956658170
Publication Date: 
2023-01-24
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Always Reforming: Reflections on Martin Luther and Biblical Studies

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Always Reforming: Reflections on Martin Luther and Biblical Studies
$29.99

Luther challenges the academy to speak beyond itself.

Whatever the theological malady, Martin Luther prescribed the same remedy: the word of God. For Luther, the Word was central to the Christian life. As a lover, translator, and interpreter of Scripture, Luther believed the Bible was too important to be left to academics. God's word has always been and must always be for God's people. What, then, can biblical studies learn from Luther?

In Always Reforming, leading Lutheran, Reformed, and Baptist scholars explore Martin Luther as an interpreter of Scripture. The contributors elucidate central themes of Luther's approach to Scripture, place him within contemporary dialogue, and suggest how he might reform biblical studies. By retrieving Luther's voice for the conversations of today, the contributors embody a spirit that is always reforming.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781683594697
Publication Date: 
2021-04-21
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Bondage of the Will

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Bondage of the Will
$25.99
This work is fundamental to an understanding of the Reformation's primary doctrines. In it, Luther gives extensive treatment to what he saw as the heart of the gospel.
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9780801048937
Publication Date: 
2012-07-01
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Cambridge Companion To Martin Luther

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Cambridge Companion To Martin Luther
$42.99
This Companion provides an accessible introduction to Martin Luther for students of theology and history and everyone interested in the life, work and thought of the first great Protestant reformer. Historians and theologians present a complete picture of Luther's major writing themes and the ways in which his ideas spread and continue to be important. The Companion is oriented to those with little or no background in Luther studies, as well as teachers and specialists.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780521016735
Publication Date: 
2003-07-10

Christian Freedom: Faith Working through Love

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Christian Freedom: Faith Working through Love
$14.99
This edition of "Christian Freedom" is unique in that it includes Luther's extensive Bible commentary and Melanchthon's explanation of the topic. Introductory notes, illustrations and glossaries help these classic writings be meaningful today. It includes Luther's famous treatise, selections from Luther's Bible lectures, Melanchthon's research, and additional study aids.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758631022
Publication Date: 
2011-11-01
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Counseling Under the Cross: How Martin Luther Applied the Gospel to Daily Life

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Counseling Under the Cross: How Martin Luther Applied the Gospel to Daily Life
$21.00

Martin Luther was not only a theologian, a writer, and a preacher, he was a pastoral counselor who longed for peace with God. Now, 500 years after he posted his 95 theses to the door of the Wittenberg Castle church, his teachings on gospel-centered and cross-focused pastoral care can transform our approach to soul care, and teach us that daring faith in Christ alone can change our life today and give us peace forever.

In Counseling Under the Cross, biblical counselor and noted author Bob Kellemen mines the riches of Luther's letters of spiritual counsel to give readers a new understanding of how Luther engaged in the personal ministry of the gospel. He guides pastors, counselors, lay leaders, and friends toward a deeper understanding of the gospel that will directly impact their personal ministry to others. Through lively vignettes, real-life stories, and direct quotes from Luther, readers will be equipped to apply the gospel to themselves and others, and learn that pastoral care is what every believer does in one-another ministry.

As one of the most influential figures in Christian history, Luther was not only the father of the Reformation, he was also the father of gospel-centered counseling. As sons and daughters in the faith, we have much to learn from him. Counseling Under the Cross equips us to apply the gospel richly, relevantly, and robustly to suffering and sin so that we find our hope and help in Christ alone.

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9781945270215
Publication Date: 
2017-08-14
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Defending Luther's Reformation

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Defending Luther's Reformation
$32.99
Over the course of history, many critics have attacked Martin Luther and brought many false claims against him. Defending Luther's Reformation directly addresses those controversial views of Luther, and equips readers to defend the existence of Lutheranism as a confession, dealing with both the successes and failures of the Lutheran Reformation.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758650757
Publication Date: 
2017-10-03

Ethics of Martin Luther - Not Returnable POD

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Ethics of Martin Luther - Not Returnable POD
$23.00

This comprehensive, systematic survey of Luther's ethical thought and teaching clearly discusses all the major ethical issues that concerned Luther. Contemporary readers will be especially interested in what the Reformer has to say about the Christian's attitude toward secular society, toward the state, and toward war. The Ethics of Martin Luther offers scholars and nonspecialists alike a much-needed explanation of Luther's ideas.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780800617097
Publication Date: 
1997-04-11

Fruit for the Soul: Luther on the Lament Psalms

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Fruit for the Soul: Luther on the Lament Psalms
$29.00

Given a life spent in scholarship and controversy, it is easy to forget how much energy Martin Luther devoted to helping the common person understand and take comfort from God's word. This commitment extended to even the most challenging of biblical texts, and nowhere is this more apparent than Luther's work on the lament Psalms. Difficult to understand, and perhaps even more difficult to implement in life and devotion, the lament Psalms played a key role in Luther's thought. More importantly, the lament Psalms were for Luther an essential part of the Christian's understanding of the life of faith.

In this volume, Dennis Ngien helps contemporary readers engage Luther's commentary on the lament Psalms. What Luther intended for the education and encouragement of everyday Christians, Ngien unpacks and illuminates for life in the twenty-first century.

Introduced and commended by Robert Kolb, the volume will be appreciated by teacher and student alike.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781451485219
Publication Date: 
2015-12-01

Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther

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Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther
$19.99
The Reformation of the sixteenth century was a vast and complicated movement. It involved kings and peasants, cardinals and country priests, monks and merchants. It spread from one end of Europe to the other, and manifested itself in widely differing forms. Yet in spite of its diverse and complex character, to start to understand the Reformation you need know only one name: Martin Luther. Roland Bainton's Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther remains the definitive introduction to the great Reformer and is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand this towering historical figure.
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9781426754432
Publication Date: 
2013-08-06
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Katharina von Bora

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Katharina von Bora
$26.99
This volume traces Katharina Von Bora's background, birth, childhood and early adult years, and her marriage to Martin Luther. Also documents Katy's last years, revealing the faith and legacy of a woman who held steadfast to Christ in great adversity and need and who also advocated evangelical reforms.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758600004
Publication Date: 
2006-10-26

Kitty, My Rib

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Kitty, My Rib
$14.99

Katharine (Katharina Von Bora) Luther was Martin Luther's better half.

She narrowly escaped from the Nimbschen convent, experienced marriage with an unromantic beginning, and later became Luther's beloved "Kitty." She mellowed Luther's harsher side, kept the household from bankruptcy despite her husband's generosity, and enhanced his life with the excitement of family living.

With warmth and empathy, the author weaves together historical fact and fascinating insight throughout this novel.

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9780570031130
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Living I Was Your Plague: Martin Luther's World and Legacy

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Living I Was Your Plague: Martin Luther's World and Legacy
$29.95

From the author of the acclaimed biography Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet, new perspectives on how Luther and others crafted his larger-than-life image

Martin Luther was a controversial figure during his lifetime, eliciting strong emotions in friends and enemies alike, and his outsized persona has left an indelible mark on the world today. Living I Was Your Plague explores how Luther carefully crafted his own image and how he has been portrayed in his own times and ours, painting a unique portrait of the man who set in motion a revolution that sundered Western Christendom.

Renowned Luther biographer Lyndal Roper examines how the painter Lucas Cranach produced images that made the reformer an instantly recognizable character whose biography became part of Lutheran devotional culture. She reveals what Luther's dreams have to say about his relationships and discusses how his masculinity was on the line in his devastatingly crude and often funny polemical attacks. Roper shows how Luther's hostility to the papacy was unshaken to the day he died, how his deep-rooted anti-Semitism infused his theology, and how his memorialization has given rise to a remarkable flood of kitsch, from Here I Stand socks to Playmobil Luther.

Lavishly illustrated, Living I Was Your Plague is a splendid work of cultural history that sheds new light on the complex and enduring legacy of Luther and his image.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780691205304
Publication Date: 
2021-05-04
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Luther and Erasmus

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Luther and Erasmus
$50.00

This volume includes the texts of Erasmus's 1524 diatribe against Luther, De Libero Arbitrio, and Luther's violent counterattack, De Servo Arbitrio. E. Gordon Rupp and Philip Watson offer commentary on these texts as well.

Long recognized for the quality of its translations, introductions, explanatory notes, and indexes, the Library of Christian Classics provides scholars and students with modern English translations of some of the most significant Christian theological texts in history. Through these works--each written prior to the end of the sixteenth century--contemporary readers are able to engage the ideas that have shaped Christian theology and the church through the centuries.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780664241582
Publication Date: 
1969-01-01

Luther On Vocation

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Luther On Vocation
$9.99
...[C]oncern about the [inherited doctrine of vocation and its relevance for modern life] was generated out of the complexities and frustrations especially of industrial life, and it has produced a voluminous literature of a popular and semi-popular kind which has served to drive home the problem of daily work upon the conscience of contemporary Christians, and also to provide certain resources for handling it. In addition to this varied literature, the last years have also seen a very general discussion of the question at every level of church life: in ecumencal conferences, in the curricular material of the major denominations, and in conferences and study groups of all kinds. About the urgency and importance of the problem of vocation there is now no doubt. But now we find that the rather simple formulae in which we have been dealing with it do justice neither to the Biblical and Reformation inheritance, nor to the profound dilemmas that appear not only in industry, but in every area of professional and commercial life. The problem now is not only to equip our lay-people with fuller theological resources for the understanding of the meaning of discipleship, but to utilize their practical experience of day-to-day dilemmas and day to-day decisions. ...Gustaf Wingren's conscientious analysis of Luther's teaching on the matter...remains our prime resource for the understanding of the relation of faith and works. Nothing could exceed the patience and thoroughness with which Wingren has combed through the Luther corpus.... [I]t will serve to put the full range of Luther's insight at the disposal of those who care for theology as part of their care of all the Churches. Alexander Miller Stanford University
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9781592445615
Publication Date: 
2004-02-19
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Luther the Reformer: The Story of the Man and His Career 2ND ED.

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Luther the Reformer: The Story of the Man and His Career 2ND ED.
$27.00

For nearly thirty years, James M. Kittelsons Luther the Reformer has been the standard biography of Martin Luther. Like Roland Baintons biography of the generation before, Kittelsons volume is the one known by thousands of students, pastors, and interested readers as the biography that gave them the details of this dramatic man and his history.

The accolades were well deserved. Fair, insightful, and detailed without being overwhelming, Kittelson was able to negotiate a middle way between the many directions of historical research and present a more complete chronological picture of Luther than many had yet portrayed.

For this revised edition, Hans H. Wiersma has made an outstanding text even better. The research is updated, and the text is revised throughout, with images, bibliographies, and timelines to enhance the experience.

Its a great volume, greatly improved.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781451488883
Publication Date: 
2016-10-01
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Luther's Letters of Spiritual Counsel

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Luther's Letters of Spiritual Counsel
$29.95
Martin Luther is often thought of as a world-shaking figure who defied papacy and empire to introduce a reformation in the teaching, worship, organization, and life of the Church. Sometimes it is forgotten that he was also a pastor and shepherd of souls. Collected in this volume are Luther's letters of spiritual counsel, which he offered to his contemporaries in the midst of sickness, death, persecution, imprisonment, famine, and political instability. For Luther, spiritual counsel was about establishing, nurturing, and strengthening faith. Freshly translated from the original German and Latin, the letters shed light on the fascinating relationship between his pastoral counsel and his theology. Theodore G. Tappert taught Church History at Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He also translated Pia Desideria by Philip Jacob Spener and The Book of Concord: The Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781573830928
Publication Date: 
2003-06-01
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Luther's Liturgical Criteria and His Reform of the Canon

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Luther's Liturgical Criteria and His Reform of the Canon
$6.99
ISBN/SKU: 
9798582400288

Luther's Rhetoric

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Luther's Rhetoric
$25.99
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758657596

Martin Luther : An Introduction To His Life And Work

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Martin Luther : An Introduction To His Life And Work
$25.00

Luther's impact on theology and history was monumental, his writing was prodigious, his character was complex. The need for a critical overview of Luther's life and work, particularly concerning his writings and theology, is now met in Bernhard Lohse's comprehensive introduction.

Beginning with an overview of Luther's world, Lohse summarizes the course of the reformer's life, highlighting the findings of Luther research and the question that still surround the figure about whom we know more . . . than we do about anyone else in the sixteenth or any earlier century.Attention is given to al of the major writings, their relative importance, genre, and historical context. Lohse expertly guides the reader through significant issues in Luther's theology and discusses landmark contributions to the interpretation of Luther. Editions, translations, and other aids for the study of Luther are clearly described and a select bibliography of related works in English is appended.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780800619640
Publication Date: 
1986-08-01
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Martin Luther and the Rule of Faith: Reading God's Word for God's People

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Martin Luther and the Rule of Faith: Reading God's Word for God's People
$40.00

Martin Luther considered the reading of God's word to be his primary task as a theologian, a pastor, and a Christian. Though he is often portrayed as reading the Bible with a bare approach of sola Scriptura--without any concern for previous generations' interpretation--the truth is more complicated.

In this New Explorations in Theology (NET) volume, Reformation scholar Todd R. Hains shows that Luther read the Bible according to the rule of faith, which is contained in the church's ancient catechism of the Ten Commandments, the Lord's Prayer, and the Apostles' Creed. Hains carefully examines Luther's sermons to show how Luther taught the rule of faith as the guard and guide of Bible reading.

This study will helpfully complicate your view of Luther and bring clarity to your own reading of God's Word.

Featuring new monographs with cutting-edge research, New Explorations in Theology provides a platform for constructive, creative work in the areas of systematic, historical, philosophical, biblical, and practical theology.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781514002964
Publication Date: 
2022-10-11
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Martin Luther on Holy Baptism Sermons to the People (1525-39)

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Martin Luther on Holy Baptism Sermons to the People (1525-39)
$24.99
In the United States of America, where Baptist theology is the default for Christianity, Martin Luther's teaching on Baptism stands out. His views of Baptism, which assert that baptism imparts and guarantees salvation, even in infants, seem radical in today's context. But this perspective places all the work of salvation in Christ, not in humans.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758659729
Publication Date: 
2018-06-27
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Martin Luther's Basic Exegetical Writings

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Martin Luther's Basic Exegetical Writings
$27.99
Martin Luther is primarily known for his theological writings, but this book showcases his career as an interpreter of Scripture. Twelve excerpts are included in this volume; they are arranged chronologically and feature introductions that place each excerpt in its proper historical context.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758657312
Publication Date: 
2017-08-29
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Martin Luther's Commentary on St. Paul's Epistle to the Galatians (1535): Lecture Notes Transcribed by Students and Presented in Today's English

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Martin Luther's Commentary on St. Paul's Epistle to the Galatians (1535): Lecture Notes Transcribed by Students and Presented in Today's English
$22.95

Martin Luther's most comprehensive work on justification by faith, his commentary on St. Paul's Epistle to the Galatians is translated and edited from the Latin into a lively style, paralleling his spoken lectures. Combined with the passion and faith expressed in these lectures, the biblical foundation for the crucial doctrine of justification is underscored and expressed to a new audience.

The commentary is also a historical document, a recording of a professor in a classroom in 1531 from July to December of that year, which expresses the Reformer's commitment to the good news of Jesus' death in the sinner's place, challenging the reader/hearer to compare St. Paul's theology with what he/she hears in the church today.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781945978241
Publication Date: 
2018-04-23

Martin Luther's Theology of Beauty: A Reappraisal

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Martin Luther's Theology of Beauty: A Reappraisal
$40.00
Many contemporary theologians seek to retrieve the concept of beauty as a way for people to encounter God. This groundbreaking book argues that while Martin Luther's view of beauty has often been ignored or underappreciated, it has much to contribute to that quest. Mark Mattes, one of today's leading Lutheran theologians, analyzes Luther's theological aesthetics and discusses its implications for music, art, and the contemplative life. Mattes shows that for Luther, the cross is the lens through which the beauty of God is refracted into the world.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780801098376
Publication Date: 
2017-08-22
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