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The Luther Diaries

Personal Reflections on Reading Luther

Martin Luther was a German theologian, an Augustinian monk and an ecclesiastical reformer whose teachings inspired the Protestant Reformation and deeply influenced the doctrines and culture of the Lutheran and wider Protestant traditions.

Honouring What Once Was

This morning I began reading in Berhard Lohse's Martin Luther's Theology: Its Historical and Systematic Development. Lohse introduced me to an early version of Luther as a theological student studying a standard medieval curriculum...(more)

Persuading The Gardner

Whether or not Luther derived his existential way of interpreting Scripture from the medieval four-fold interpretive method, the German mystics, his love of Augutine, or his own passionate nature, what translated his tentative inklings into definitive spiritual prescriptions was the assignment by...(more)

An Unmerited Unity

I began my current exploration of the life and theology of Martin Luther by reading Richard Marius' book Martin Luther: The Christian Betwen God and Death. I am glad I did. Marius doesn't idealize Luther in the least; his meticulously researched biography raises a raft of doubts...(more)

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