The Oxford Handbook of Martin Luther's Theology

ISBN : 9780198766476

Robert Kolb; Irene Dingel; L'Ubomir Batka
688 ページ
171 x 246 mm
Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

As celebrations of the five-hundredth anniversary of Martin Luther's initiation of the most dramatic reform movement in the history of Christianity approach, 47 essays by historians and theologians from 15 countries provide insight into the background and context, the content, and the impact of his way of thought. Nineteenth-century Chinese educational reformers, twentieth-century African and Indian social reformers, German philosophers and Christians of many traditions on every continent have found in Luther's writings stimulation and provocation for addressing modern problems. This volume offers studies of the late medieval intellectual milieus in which his thought was formed, the hermeneutical principles that guided his reading and application of the Bible, the content of his formulations of Christian teaching on specific topics, his social and ethic thought, the ways in which his contemporaries, both supporters and opponents, helped shape his ideas, the role of specific genre in developing his positions on issues of the day, and the influences he has exercised in the past and continues to exercise today in various parts of the world and the Christian church. Authors synthesize the scholarly debates and analysis of Luther's thinking and point to future areas of research and exploration of his thought.


Introduction: Luther s Thought and its role in the Twenty-First-Century Global Societies
I. Luther s Life
1 Charlotte Methuen: Luther s Life
II. The medieval background and origins of Luther s thought
2 Theodor Dieter: Luther as Late Medieval Theologian: His Positive and Negative use of Nominalism and Realism
3 Volker Leppin: Luther s roots in Monastic-Mystical piety
4 Martin Wernisch: Luther and Medieval Reform Movements, Particularly the Hussites
5 Erik Herrmann: Luther s Absorption of Medieval Biblical Interpretation and His Use of the Church Fathers
6 Robert Rosin: Humanism, Luther and the Wittenberg Reformation
7 Gerhard Muller: Luther s Transformation of Medieval Thought: Discontinuity and Continuity
8 Volker Leppin: Luther s Transformation of Medieval Thought: Continuity and Discontinuity
III. The hermeneutical principles that guided Luther s teaching and preaching
9 Mark Thompson: Luther on God and History
10 Johannes von Lupke: Luther s Use of Language
11 Vitor Westhelle: Luther s Theologia crucis
12 Robert Kolb: Luther s Hermeneutics of Distinctions: Law and Gospel, Two Kinds of Righteousness, Two Realms, Freedom and Bondage
IV. Luther s treatment of the traditional topics of western Christian theology
13 Steven Paulson: Luther Doctrine of God
14 Johannes Schwanke: Luther Theology of Creation
15 Notger Slenczka: Luther s Anthropology
16 L ubomir Batka: Luther s Teaching on Sin and Evil
17 Risto Saaarinen: Justification by Faith: The View of the Mannermaa School
18 Mark Mattes: Luther on Justification as Forensic and Effective
19 Mattheiu Arnold: Luther on Christ s Person and Work
20 Jeffrey Silcock: Luther on the Holy Spirit and His Use of God s Word
21 Jonathan Trigg: Luther on Baptism and Penance
22 Gordon A. Jensen: Luther and the Lord s Supper
23 David P. Daniel: Luther on the Church
24 Jane E. Strohl: Luther s Eschatology
V. Luther s view of sanctified living
25 Jane E. Strohl: The Framework for Christian Living: Luther on the Christian s Callings
26 Jane E. Strohl: Luther on Marriage, Sexuality and the Family
27 Ricardo Rieth: Luther s Treatment of Economic Life
28 Eike Wolgast: Luther s Treatment of Political and Societal Life
29 Carter Lindberg: Piety, Prayer, and Worship in Luther s View of Daily Life
30 Gregory Miller: Luther s Views of Jews and Turks
31 Paul Rajashekar: Luther as a Resource for Christian Dialogue with Other World Religions
VI. The genre in which Luther shaped his theology
32 Mary Jane Haemig: The Influence of the Genre of Exegetical Instruction, Preaching, and Catechesis on Luther
33 Ronald K. Rittgers: How Luther s Engagement in Pastoral Care Shaped Luther s Theology
34 Anna Vind: Luther s Thought Assumed Form in Polemics
35 Christoph Burger: Translation of Scripture and Hymns Shaped Luther s Theology
VI. The Impact and Reception of Luther's Thought in History and in the twenty-first Century
36 Timothy J. Wengert: The Wittenberg circle
37 Heribert Smolinsky: Luther s Roman Catholic Critics
38 Amy Nelson Burnett: Luther and the Schwarmer
39 Irene Dingel: Luther s Authority in the Late Reformation and Protestant Orthodoxy
40 Paul R. Hinlicky: The Use of Luther s Thought in Pietism and the Enlightenment
41 Heinrich Assel: The Use of Luther s Thought in the Nineteenth Century and the Luther Renaissance
42 Thomas A. Brady, Jr.: Marxist Evaluations of Luther s Thought
43 Theo M. M. A. C. Bell: Roman Catholic Luther Research in the Twentieth Century: From Rejection to Rehabilitation
44 Kenneth G. Appold: Luther s Abiding Significance for World Protestantism
45 Pilgrim W. K. Lo: Luther and Asia
46 Luther in Africa
47 Nestor Luiz Joao Beck: Luther Studies in Latin America
Conclusion: Venturing into the Study of Luther
Appendices: Sources and Resources, and Glossary