How relevant is Martin Luther for today's Practical Theology? Since the so-called empirical turn in the early 1970s, Practical Theology rarely picked up historical issues - and if it did so, most likely with regard to sermon and pastoral care. In the light of the Reformation Jubilee, the idea to search for impulses of Martin Luther for current practical-theological discourses was fairly obvious. This book comprises articles, which trace back to two interdisciplinary research conferences, that took place in the Leucorea in Lutherstadt Wittenberg in 2015 and 2016 and were sponsored by the WGTh (Academic Society of Theology), the EKD (Evangelical Church in Germany) and the Evangelical-Lutheran Churches of Central Germany and Saxony. The first conference dealt with essential questions such as whether it's possible and meaningful at all to inquire for practical-theological impulses of Martin Luther for the present, although Practical Theology as an academic discipline was only established in the early 19th century by Friedrich Schleiermacher. Building on these results, the second conference addressed more specific subjects, with the main focus on the topics of service and sermon.
|Series:||Veroffentlichungen der Wissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft fur Theologie (VWGTh) Series , #50|
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