Genius of Luther's Theology, The: A Wittenberg Way of Thinking for the Contemporary Church

Genius of Luther's Theology, The: A Wittenberg Way of Thinking for the Contemporary Church

by Robert Kolb, Charles P. Arand
     
 

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This volume offers a unique approach to the study of the great German reformer, Martin Luther. Robert Kolb and Charles Arand offer an introduction to two significant themes that form the heart of Luther's theology.

The first theme concerns what it means to be truly human. For Luther, "passive righteousness" described the believer's response to God's

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This volume offers a unique approach to the study of the great German reformer, Martin Luther. Robert Kolb and Charles Arand offer an introduction to two significant themes that form the heart of Luther's theology.

The first theme concerns what it means to be truly human. For Luther, "passive righteousness" described the believer's response to God's grace. But there was also an "active righteousness" that defined the relationship of the believer to the world. The second theme involves God's relation to his creation through his Word, first creating and then redeeming the world.

Clergy and general readers will find here a helpful introduction to Luther's theology and its continuing importance for applying the good news of the gospel to the contemporary world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801031809
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/01/2008
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
717,557
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

Meet the Author

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. Charles P. Arand (ThD, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis) holds the Waldemar and June Schuette Chair in Systematic Theology at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. He is the author of That I May Be His Own: An Overview of Luther's Catechisms and Testing the Boundaries: Windows to Lutheran Identity.

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