Martin Luther's Theology

Author: Oswald Bayer

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802827993

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 399

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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.

The Cambridge Companion to Martin Luther

Author: Donald K. McKim,Cambridge University Press

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521016735

Category: Religion

Page: 342

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Martin Luther (1483-1546) stands as one of the giant figures in history. His activities, writings, and legacy have had a huge effect on the western world. This Cambridge Companion provides an accessible introduction to Martin Luther for students of theology and history and for others interested in the life, work and thought of the first great Protestant reformer. The book contains eighteen chapters by an international array of major Luther scholars. Historians and theologians join here to present a full picture of Luther's contexts, the major themes in his writings, and the ways in which his ideas spread and have continuing importance today. Each chapter serves as a guide to its topic and provides further reading for additional study. The Companion will assist those with little or no background in Luther studies, while teachers and Luther specialists will find this accessible volume an invaluable aid to their work.

Martin Luther and Islam

Author: Adam Francisco

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004160434

Category: Religion

Page: 275

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Drawing upon a vast array of Martin Luther's writings while also focusing upon a few key texts, this book illuminates the Reformer's thought on Islam, and thereby provides fresh insight into his place in the history of Christian-Muslim relations

Music in Martin Luther's Theology

Author: Yakub E. Kartawidjaja

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3647565539

Category: Religion

Page: 217

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The study aims to analyse the impact of Luther's theology on his thoughts about music. It limits itself to an analysis of the topic by focusing on the three most important statements of Luther about music in his unfinished treatise Περι της μουσικης [On Music]. The first statement is that music is "a gift of God and not of man" [Dei donum hominum est], second, music "creates joyful soul" [facit letos animos], and third, music "drives away the devil" [fugat diabolum]. The relation between these three statements to each other and to Luther's theology in general can be understood in connection with his personal experiences and commitments to music, which were undergirded by his theology. Luther, as a man of medieval times, took for granted the existence of the devil, and many of his writings contained frequent references to the personal attacks of the devil, where it influenced his thoughts about music.

Harvesting Martin Luther's Reflections on Theology, Ethics, and the Church

Author: Timothy J. Wengert

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 150642712X

Category: Religion

Page: 274

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As profound as Martin Luther's ideas are, this giant of church history was concerned above all with practical instruction for daily Christian living. Harvesting Martin Luther's Reflections highlights this concern of Luther, mining his thought in key areas of doctrine, ethics, and church practice. Gathering noteworthy contributions by well-known Luther scholars from Europe and the Americas, this book ranges broadly over theological questions about baptism and righteousness, ethical issues like poverty and greed, and pastoral concerns like worship and spirituality. There are even rare discussions of Luther's perspective on marriage and on Islam. As a result, Harvesting Martin Luther's Reflections is both a state-of-the-art discussion of Lutheran themes and an excellent introduction for newcomers to Luther's work.

Luther zwischen den Kulturen

Author: Hans Medick,Peer Schmidt

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525554494

Category: History

Page: 552

View: 1832

Die Einflüsse Luthers und des Luthertums blieben nicht auf die politischen und religiösen Binnenwelten des mitteleuropäischen Protestantismus beschränkt. Im Gegenteil: Luthers Theologie fand weltweit, vor allem in den USA, aber auch in Afrika, Australien, Asien und Teilen Lateinamerikas Verbreitung. Umso erstaunlicher ist es, dass der Einfluss und die Wirkung des Luthertums in den vielfältigen Regionen und Kulturen außerhalb Europas bislang nur wenig erforscht ist.Der Band schließt diese Lücke und fragt nach der Wirkung von Luthers Theologie in den außereuropäischen Kulturen - vor allem unter dem Aspekt der Wechselseitigkeit und Fremderfahrung kulturell-religiöser Wahrnehmungen. Die Beiträge stellen nicht nur die weit reichenden Einflüsse des Luthertums in den USA dar, sondern auch die Begrenztheit seiner Wirkung in Australien oder China und die lange herrschende Ablehnung in Lateinamerika. Der historische Bogen spannt sich dabei von der zeitgenössischen Wahrnehmung in den konfessionellen Welten des 16. Jahrhunderts bis in die säkularisierte Welt der Moderne.Aus dem InhaltGregory Baum (Montreal), Lutherische Theologie des Widerstandes heuteHartmut Bobzin (Erlangen), Gedanken Martin Luthers zum IslamPeter Burschel (München/Freiburg), Das Monster. Katholische Luther-Imagination im 16. JahrhundertGregory L. Freeze (Waltham, MA), Lutheranism in RussiaJacqueline van Gent (Perth), Encounters with Lutheran Missionaries in Central AustraliaRené E. Gertz (Porto Alegre), Die Lutheraner in der Gesellschaft und Kultur BrasiliensThomas Kaufmann (Göttingen), Ernst Troeltschs Lutherdeutung in der englischsprachigen Welt und in DeutschlandHartmut Lehmann (Göttingen), Das marxistische Lutherbild von Engels bis HoneckerJan Slomp (Leusden), Christianity and Lutheranism from the Perspective of Modern Islam.