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