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Grace and Gift: An Analysis of a Central Motif in Martin Luther's Rationis Latomianae Confutatio

Skottene, Ragnar

Published by Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
ISBN 10: 3631572131 / ISBN 13: 9783631572139
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Title: Grace and Gift: An Analysis of a Central ...

Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften

Binding: Soft cover

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Num Pages: 204 pages. BIC Classification: HRAM; HRCC93. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 150 x 209 x 13. Weight in Grams: 284. . 2007. 1st Edition. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9783631572139

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Synopsis: The aim of this book is to impart closer knowledge of Martin Luther?s theology of grace by an in-depth historical study of his book from 1521 against the scholastic theologian Jacobus Latomus. In this book the Reformer unfolds his understanding of the biblical doctrine of grace by applying two central theological concepts: gratia and donum. Gratia is God?s undeserved and merciful compassion and favour towards man. Donum is God?s gift that includes faith in Jesus Christ and the Christian?s new righteousness by faith in him. Luther maintains that there are both an important distinction and an intimate connection between these concepts. This is the case upwards in relation to God as well as downwards in confrontation with sin and outwards in the Christian?s new life in the world. In the author?s view Luther?s exposition of this theme is not only historically interesting, but still theologically and ethically relevant even today.

About the Author: The Author: Ragnar Skottene, born in 1948; Theological studies at MF Norwegian School of theology 1969-1976; Ph.D. at MF in 1995; Research assistant of Systematic Theology at MF 1976/1977; Lecturer at Stavanger College of Education 1977-1982; Minister of the Norwegian Lutheran Church 1982-1999; Associate Professor of Church History and Systematic Theology at the University of Stavanger (Norway) since 1999.

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