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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
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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.

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

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Bondage of the Will
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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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Christian Freedom: Faith Working through Love

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Christian Freedom: Faith Working through Love
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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.
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9780758631022
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Defending Luther's Reformation

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Defending Luther's Reformation
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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.
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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.

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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
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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.

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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
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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
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2013-08-06
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Katharina von Bora

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Katharina von Bora
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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.
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9780758600004
Publication Date: 
2006-10-26

Kitty, My Rib

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Kitty, My Rib
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Katherine Luther or "Kitty" was the woman behind the great man Martin Luther. Kitty mellowed Luther's harsher side, kept the household from bankruptcy despite her husband's generosity and enhanced his life with the joys and fullness of family living.
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9780570031130
Publication Date: 
1959-01-01
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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
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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 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.
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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.

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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
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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.
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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
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9798582400288

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.

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9780800619640
Publication Date: 
1986-08-01
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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)
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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.
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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
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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.
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9780758657312
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2017-08-29
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Martin Luther's Theology: A Contemporary Interpretation

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Martin Luther's Theology: A Contemporary Interpretation
$37.50

Forty years of in-depth research on Martin Luther's theology has left Oswald Bayer uniquely qualified to present this comprehensive study. He does so with clarity and care, simply enough for nontheologians to access. This remarkable book offers the basics of Luther's understanding of theology, discussing his response to the philosophy of science tradition, the formula by which he studied theology, and the basic philosophy that informed him. Bayer then takes Luther's stance on Christian dogmatics and ethics and applies it to our own theological understanding in the modern age. With such a complete Lutheran dogmatic concept -- the first of its kind offered -- the stunning inner consistency of Luther's theology and its ease of application to contemporary studies become unmistakably clear. Martin Luther's Theology is a valuable tool for students and teachers of theology and for those looking for a guide into the mind and heart of Luther -- a theologian for today.

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9780802827999
Publication Date: 
2008-11-01

Martin Luther, Volume 1 (His Road to Reformation, 1483-1521)

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Martin Luther, Volume 1 (His Road to Reformation, 1483-1521)
$33.00
This first volume in Martin Brecht's three-volume biography recounts Luther's youth and young adulthood up to the period of the Diet of Worms. Brecht, in a clear, eloquent translation by James Schaaf, discusses Luther's education at the University of Erfurt, his monastic life, his canonical trial in 1519, the Leipzig debate, and his earliest contributions to the beginning of the Reformation. Illustrations enrich the text.
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9780800628130
Publication Date: 
1985-01-01

Martin Luther, Volume 2 (Shaping and Defining the Reformation, 1521-1532)

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Martin Luther, Volume 2 (Shaping and Defining the Reformation, 1521-1532)
$33.00

Brecht here describes the years in which the distinctive aspects of the Reformation took shape. During this time four difficult conflictsthe Peasants' War, the interchange between Luther and Erasmus, debates on the Lord's Supper, and the rise of Anabaptist groupsstrengthened the need to fashion new orders for govering the church and the need to develop new patterns for worship and the instruction of youth. Luther the theologian was occupied with problems of politics, economy, law, and education. In addition, his own life was altered by his marriage.

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9780800628147
Publication Date: 
1994-01-05

Martin Luther, Volume 3 (The Preservation of the Church, 1532-1546)

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Martin Luther, Volume 3 (The Preservation of the Church, 1532-1546)
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The third volume of Brecht's magnificent biography describes the final fourteen years of Luther's life, beginning with the accession of Elector John Frederick in 1532. The period is often treated briefly because some Reformation developments continued without him, his Catholic opponents paid only partial attention to him, his personality displayed great tensions, and his judgment, errors. Yet the preservation of the churchthose confessing the Reformation gospel being identical, according to Luther, with the truechurchdominated Luther's concerns.

A work of immense and engaging scholarship, gracefully translated by James Schaaf, this volume offers comprehensive and original interpretations of Luther's private life, his congregation and the church in Saxony, his professorial lectures and theological controversies, Bible translation, Luther and the council of Trent, and his later writings about the Jews and Turks. With 34 illustrations.

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9780800628154
Publication Date: 
1999-08-20

Martin Luther: Selections from His Writings

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Martin Luther: Selections from His Writings
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The development of Martin Luther's thought was both a symptom and moving force in the transformation of the Middle Ages into the modern world. Geographical discovery, an emerging scientific tradition, and a climate of social change had splintered the unity of medieval Christian culture, and these changes provided the background for Luther's theological challenge. His new apprehension of Scripture and fresh understanding of man's relation to God demanded a break with the Church as then constituted and released the powerful impulses that carried the Reformation. Luther's vigorous, colorful language still retains the excitement it had for thousands of his contemporaries. In this volume, Dr. Dillenberger has made a representative selection from Luther's extensive writings, and has also provided the reader with a lucid introduction to his thought.
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9780385098762
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1958-02-20
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On Being a Theologian of the Cross: Reflections on Luther's Heidelberg Disputation 1518

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On Being a Theologian of the Cross: Reflections on Luther's Heidelberg Disputation 1518
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While there is increasing interest in the "theology of the cross," few people have specific knowledge of what makes it different from other kinds of theology. In On Being a Theologian of the Cross, Gerhard O. Forde provides an introduction to this theological perspective through an analysis of Luther's Heidelberg Disputation of 1518, the classic text of the theology of the cross. The book first clarifies the difference between a theology of glory and a theology of the cross and explains how each perspective shapes the very nature of being a theologian. The main body of the book provides commentary on the Heidelberg Disputation-the only complete analysis of this document currently available. Underlying Forde's exposition is the contention that one ought not to speak of the theology of the cross merely as another item among a host of theological options; instead, one must pursue what it means to be a theologian of the cross and to look at all things through suffering and the cross.
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9780802843456
Publication Date: 
1997-08-01

Righteousness of Faith According to Luther

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Righteousness of Faith According to Luther
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Hans Joachim Iwand's 1941 monograph, The Righteousness of Faith According to Luther, is an important contribution to contemporary appreciation of Luther's theological significance for today. Although Iwand wrote his study three decades after the beginning of the Luther Renaissance, it nevertheless developed some of the central insights of Luther scholarship during that period. Two concepts--in particular, promise and simultaneity--are crucial to an appreciative understanding of Luther's doctrine of justification. The language of promise presents justification to the believer as a reality that has yet to arrive or is hidden under present reality. And the language of simultaneity attests that humans remain throughout their lives one in the same, sinner and saint. This beautiful translation by Randi H. Lundell makes Iwand's down-to-earth presentation of the doctrine at the heart of Luther's theology, at long last, available to English-language readers. ""Though not as celebrated, Hans Joachim Iwand was once described as the greatest Lutheran theologian of the twentieth century. A close friend of Karl Barth's, Iwand tested his heritage in the fires of Barth's critique. This tempering is evident in seminal work on Luther's doctrine of justification by faith and the distinction of law and gospel. I heartily recommend this volume as a starting point in studying Iwand and hope that it is the beginning of a new interest in his legacy."" --James Nestingen, Professor Emeritus of Church History, Luther Seminary ""The appearance of this book in English is long overdue. Prior to the appearance of these essays in Lutheran Quarterly, little of Iwand had been translated into English and he was largely unknown in North America except, perhaps, from his influence on the thinking of Gerhard Forde. Hans Joachim Iwand's theological career was forged by an early and ongoing critical engagement with Barth, the necessity of confessional witness in the face of Hitler, and by a profound grasp of the heart of Luther's theology. Like Luther, Iwand's theological work is geared toward the proclamation of the righteousness of faith found only in Christ Jesus. Thus, the fundamental and critical distinction for theology is the distinction between the law and the gospel. Here Iwand is radically and refreshingly Lutheran in a way that deconstructs moralisms of the left and the right so that Christ alone is preached as the end of the law for all who believe. The Righteousness of Faith According to Luther is more than just another historical study of a Reformation theme; it is a vigorous exercise in pastoral dogmatics. Iwand teases out the nuances in Luther's distinction of the law from the gospel with provocative insights on nearly every page. This is a volume not simply for Reformation scholars but for seminarians, pastors and thoughtful laity. I look forward to using it in the classroom and beyond."" --John T. Pless, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions, Director of Field Education, Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana Hans J. Iwand (1899-1960), Professor of Theology at Gottingen and Bonn, was a prominent scholar of the Luther Renaissance who contributed to the contemporary understanding of Luther's significance for theology today.
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9781556359118
Publication Date: 
2008-06-01
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Simul: Inquiries Into Luther's Experience of the Christian Life (1.)

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Simul: Inquiries Into Luther's Experience of the Christian Life (1.)
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This volume introduces an important concept which hitherto has not gotten the recognition it deserves. The concept simul, the idea of a both-and in theology, is primarily associated with the Lutheran understanding of justification. The formula simul iustus et peccator is a shorthand for the nucleus and heart of the Reformation. But the concept, which implies a tension or even a paradox, appears to play a significant role in other areas of theological reflection. This volume highlights a number of areas in which this idea historically has played an important role, as well as its potential in the contemporary conversation. The aim of the work is to provide an informed and readable introduction to the simul concept in various areas of systematical theology and Biblical exegesis.
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9783525565520
Publication Date: 
2021-06-07
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The Unholy Trinity: Martin Luther against the Idol of Me, Myself, and I

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The Unholy Trinity: Martin Luther against the Idol of Me, Myself, and I
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Its the same sinful, human pitfall throughout all of time: we look inward to worship the self instead of Jesus Christ. Anything we fear, love, or trust more than the true God is, after all, our god.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758656971
Publication Date: 
2016-10-18