Luther (Abingdon Pillars Of Theology Series)
Abingdon Pillars of Theology is a series for the college and seminary classroom designed to help students grasp the basic and necessary facts, influence, and significance of major theologians. Written by noted scholars, these books will outline the context, methodology,...
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Abingdon Pillars of Theology is a series for the college and seminary classroom designed to help students grasp the basic and necessary facts, influence, and significance of major theologians. Written by noted scholars, these books will outline the context, methodology, organizing principles, primary contributions, and key writings of people who have shaped theology as we know it today.
^^"Martin Luther would be shocked to hear that he is appearing in a series called pillars of theology. To be sure, the professor of biblical interpretation with a doctorate in theology was a theologian. In fact, teaching theology for thirty-four years at the University of Wittenberg brought into Luther's large household, managed by his wife Katharina von Bora, the only salary he ever earned. Still, like most theologians, Luther never thought of himself as having a theology. A theologian becomes a pillar of the discipline in the estimation of admiring readers, but they are not the focus of this book. My purpose is to lay the groundwork and identify the pieces that were later used to construct what is now called Luther's theology." From the book
Examines Martin Luther not as a reformer of the Catholic church or even the founder of the Protestant church, but as a reformer of Christendom itself
Scott H. Hendrix (Dr.Theol., University of Tubingen) is James Hastings Nichols Professor of Reformation History and Doctrine at Princeton Theological Seminary and an ordained minister in the ELCA. He is the author of Tradition and Authority in the Reformation and Luther: Abingdon Pillars of Theology.
He serves on the editorial committees of Studies in the History of Christian Thought, Archive for Reformation History, Sixteenth Century Journal, and Lutheran Quarterly. Koorong -Editorial Review.