Cambridge Companion Martin Luther (Cambridge Companions to Religion)

Cambridge Companion Martin Luther (Cambridge Companions to Religion)

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Donald K. McKim
Cambridge University Press, 8/21/2008
EAN 9780521016735, ISBN10: 0521016738

Paperback, 340 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 2.5 cm
Language: English

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.

Notes on contributors
List of abbreviations
Part I. Luther's Life and Context
1. Luther's life Albrecht Beutel
2. Luther's Wittenberg Helmar Junghans
Part II. Luther's Work
3. Luther's writings Timothy F. Lull
4. Luther as bible translator Eric W. Gritsch
5. Luther as an interpreter of holy scripture Oswald Bayer
6. Luther's theology Markus Wriedt
7. Luther's moral theology Bernd Wannenwetsch
8. Luther as preacher of the Word of God Fred W. Meuser
9. Luther's spiritual journey Jane E. Strohl
10. Luther's struggle with social-ethical issues Carter Lindberg
11. Luther's political encounters David M. Whitford
12. Luther's polemical controversies Mark U. Edwards Jr
Part III. After Luther
13. Luther's function in an age of confessionalization Robert Kolb
14. The legacy of Martin Luther Hans J. Hillerbrand
15. Approaching Luther James A. Nestingen
Part IV. Luther Today
16. Luther and modern church history James M. Kittelson
17. Luther's contemporary theological significance Robert W. Jenson
18. Luther in the worldwide church today Günther Gassmann
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