The Meaning of Protestant Theology: Luther, Augustine, and the Gospel That Gives Us Christ
:This book offers a creative and illuminating discussion of Protestant theology. Veteran teacher Phillip Cary explains how Luther's theology arose from the Christian tradition, particularly from the spirituality of Augustine. Luther departed from the Augustinian tradition and inaugurated distinctively Protestant...
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:This book offers a creative and illuminating discussion of Protestant theology. Veteran teacher Phillip Cary explains how Luther's theology arose from the Christian tradition, particularly from the spirituality of Augustine. Luther departed from the Augustinian tradition and inaugurated distinctively Protestant theology when he identified the gospel that gives us Christ as its key concept. More than any other theologian, Luther succeeds in carrying out the Protestant intention of putting faith in the gospel of Christ alone. Cary also explores the consequences of Luther's teachings as they unfold in the history of Protestantism.
Phillip Cary (Ph.D., Yale University) is professor of philosophy and director of the philosophy program at Eastern University in Pennsylvania as well as scholar-in-residence at the Templeton Honors College.
He is the author of Jonah (Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible) and of three critically acclaimed books on the life and thought of St. Augustine - Augustine's Invention of the Inner Self (Oxford, 2000); Inner Grace: Augustine in the Traditions of Plato and Paul (Oxford, 2008); Outward Signs: The Powerlessness of External Things in Augustine's Thought (Oxford, 2008), and most recently the popular title Good News for Anxious Christians: Ten Practical Things You Don't Have to Do (Brazos, 2010).
Koorong -Editorial Review.
- :<b>contents<br></b><br>introduction: Why Protestantism?<br><b>part 1: Spirituality And The Being Of God<br></b>1. Philosophical Spirituality<br>2. Divine Carnality<br>3. Christ The Mediator In Augustine<br>4. The Augustinian Journey And Its Anxieties<br><b>part 2: The Gospel And The Power Of God<br></b>5. Young Luther: Justification As Penitential Process<br>6. Young Luther: Justification Without Gospel<br>7. Luther The Reformer: Gospel As Sacramental Promise<br>8. Luther The Reformer: Gospel As Story That Gives Us Christ<br><b>part 3: Christian Teaching And The Knowledge Of God<br></b>9. Scripture: Demanding The Wrong Kind Of Certainty<br>10. Salvation: Faith In Christ's Promise Alone<br>11. Sacrament: Turning Outward To Divine Flesh<br>12. Trinity: God Giving Himself In Person<br>conclusion: Why Luther's Gospel?<br>appendix 1: Luther's Devils<br>appendix 2: Gospel As Sacrament: Luther's Sermon On Christmas Day 1519<br>index