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The Theology of Martin Luther

Barth, Hans-Martin

Published by Augsburg Fortress
ISBN 10: 0800698754 / ISBN 13: 9780800698751
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Title: The Theology of Martin Luther

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress

Binding: Hardcover

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2012. Hardcover. Num Pages: 600 pages. BIC Classification: HRCC9; HRCM. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 235 x 161 x 39. Weight in Grams: 1008. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780800698751

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Synopsis: Does Martin Luther have anything to say to us today? Nearly five-hundred years after the beginning of the Reformation, Hans-Martin Barth explores that question in this comprehensive and critical evaluation of Luther's theology. Rich in its extent and in its many facets, Barth's didactically well-planned work begins with clarifications about obsolete and outdated images of Luther that could obstruct access to the Reformer—for example, the question of the Peasants' War and Luther's attitude toward other religions and superstition. The second part covers the whole of Martin Luther's theology. Having divided Luther's theology into twelve sub-sections, Barth ends each one of these with an honest and frank assessment of what today can be salvaged and what's got to go. In the final section he gives his summation: an honestly critical appropriation of Luther's theology can still be existentially inspiring and globally relevant for the twenty-first century.

About the Author: Hans-Martin Barth is Emeritus Professor of Systematic Theology and Philosophy of Religion, Faculty of Protestant Theology, Philipps-University Marburg, Germany and former president of the Evangelical Alliance. He is the author of many works including Dogmatic: Protestant Faith in the Context of World Religions, 3rd Edition (2008) and Authentic Feel: Impetus to a New Self-Understanding of Christianity (2010).

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