Luther and the Beloved Community

Author: Paul R. Hinlicky
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802864929
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Is Christian belief tenable today? Is it possible to be a creedal Christian? With the help of Martin Luther, Paul Hinlicky here explores classical Christian beliefs regarding the person and work of Christ and human nature and destiny. He also counters contemporary objections to creedal faith, from the so-called new perspective on Paul to Pope Benedict s rejection of the Augsburg Confession to the continuing challenge of Marx. Luther and the Beloved Community does not present Luther s medieval thought as a possibility for today, but does make him available for the future as a teacher of the faith and a help for tackling contemporary questions of Christian belief. According to Hinlicky, Luther is misused and misunderstood by those of his own tradition and needs to be understood not as hero of the faith but rather as the proponent of a beloved community that does not yet fully exist. In performing this makeover, Hinlicky reveals genuine new insights concealed within Luther s rhetoric.

Counsel and Conscience

Author: Benjamin T. G. Mayes
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3525550278
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"In Lutheran Germany of the post-Reformation era (ca. 1580-1750), a genre of pastoral, ethical writings was developed that consisted in casuistry and in topically or thematically related theological counsels, intended to instruct the consciences of Christians. Examining the Thesaurus consiliorum et decisiorum (1623/1671), Mayes illustrates the different ways in which Lutherans reasoned about moral matters"--Provided by publisher.

Lateinische Katechetik der fr hen lutherischen Orthodoxie

Author: Andreas Ohlemacher
Publisher: Ruprecht Gmbh & Company
ISBN: 9783525563991
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Catechisms were state of the art in and after the Reformation on the Continent. They display a fascinating variety both of didactical means and of theological content. Latin was much more widespread than long assumed. The author examines the catechisms of all denominations from 1520 to 1620 and comes to intriguing findings. German text.