Martin Luther and the Enduring Word of God: The Wittenberg School and Its Scripture-Centered Proclamation
:A World-Class Scholar on Luther's Use of Scripture The Reformation revolutionized church life through its new appreciation for God's presence and working through the Bible. Coinciding with the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation, this volume...
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:A World-Class Scholar on Luther's Use of Scripture
The Reformation revolutionized church life through its new appreciation for God's presence and working through the Bible. Coinciding with the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation, this volume explains how Luther's approach to the Bible drew his colleagues and contemporary followers into a Scripture-centered practice of theology and pastoral leadership. World-class scholar Robert Kolb examines the entire school of interpretation launched by Luther, showing how Luther's students continued the study and spread of God's Word in subsequent generations. Filled with fresh insights and cutting-edge research, this major statement provides historical grounding for contemporary debates about the Bible.
Robert Kolb (PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison) is Mission Professor of Systematic Theology and director of the Institute for Mission Studies at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. He is the author of numerous books, including Martin Luther as Prophet, Teacher, and Hero, and co-editor of The Book of Concord. and most recently Genius of Luther's Theology.
- :<b>contents<br></b>introduction: God's Word Endures Forever: The Wittenberg School Of Exegesis<br>1. The Bible In The World Of Luther's Childhood And Youth<br>2. In The Beginning God Said: Luther's Understanding Of God's Word<br>3. Nowhere More Present Than In Scripture: Luther's Perception Of What The Bible Is<br>4. Rightly Dividing The Word Of Truth: Luther's Hermeneutical Framework<br>5. Search The Scriptures: Luther As Professor<br>6. Faith Comes By Hearing: Luther The Preacher<br>7. Teaching All Nations: Luther As Translator<br>8. Instruction In Sound Teaching: The Wittenberg Curriculum, The Wittenberg Commentary, The Wittenberg Colleagues<br>9. Searching The Scriptures The Wittenberg Way: Sixteenth-century Tools For Study Of The Bible<br>10. Biographical Interlude: The Later Wittenberg Commentators<br>11. Formulas For Speaking Circumspectly And Avoiding Offense: Hermeneutics For Exegesis And Preaching Among Luther's Students<br>12. Rightly Dividing The Word Of Truth: The Late Reformation Wittenberg Commentaries<br>13. In Season, Out Of Season: The Forms And Methods Of Late Reformation Preaching In The Wittenberg Circle<br>14. With A Firm Grasp Of The Word: The Message Of Late Reformation Proclamation<br>concluding Reflections: God's Enduring Word<br>indexes