Luther's Theology of the Cross: Martin Luther's Theological Breakthrough

Luther's Theology of the Cross: Martin Luther's Theological Breakthrough

Luther's Theology of the Cross: Martin Luther's Theological Breakthrough

Luther's Theology of the Cross: Martin Luther's Theological Breakthrough

Synopsis

Luther's Theology of the Cross represents a fully revised and updated edition of the classic 1985 text that expands on the author's ongoing research and reflects 25 years of Luther scholarship.
  • Rewritten and expanded edition of a highly-acclaimed classic text
  • Incorporates primary and secondary sources that have become available since the publication of the first edition
  • Draws on advances in our understanding of the late medieval intellectual, cultural, and religious background of Luther's early development, and the nature of Luther's doctrine of justification (including the so-called 'Finnish' school), many of which have not yet been incorporated into Luther scholarship
  • Luther's 'theological breakthrough' continues to be of central importance to Reformation Studies and the development of Protestantism
  • Written by one of the world's leading Protestant theologians, who is an authority on the development of the doctrine of justification. His classic work Iustitia Dei: A History of the Christian Doctrine of Justification is now in its third edition (2005)

Excerpt

The years 1517 and 1519 are generally regarded as being of decisive importance in the intellectual development of the Augustinian friar Martin Luther (1483–1546), and the history of the Protestant Reformation as a whole. The first witnessed Luther’s posting of the Ninety-Five Theses on Indulgences at Wittenberg, and the second his historic disputation with Johannes Eck at Leipzig. It is all too easy for the historian to pass over the intervening year, 1518, as being little more than an interlude between these two pivotal events, a valley nestling between two mountains. In April of that year, however, at the invitation of his superior within the Augustinian Order, Johannes von Staupitz, Luther presided over the traditional public disputation at the assembly of the Augustinian Congregation at

We shall use the traditional short form “Augustinian Order” to refer to the Ordo Eremitarum Sancti Augustini (originally abbreviated as OESA; now abbreviated as OSA).

Luther’s Theology of the Cross: Martin Luther’s Theological Breakthrough, Second Edition.
Alister E. McGrath. © 2011 Alister E. McGrath. Published 2011 by Blackwell
Publishing Ltd.

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.