The Wittenberg Concord: Creating Space for Dialogue

The Wittenberg Concord: Creating Space for Dialogue

by Gordon Jensen


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506431567
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 08/01/2018
Series: Lutheran Quarterly Books
Pages: 235
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Gordon Jensen is the William Hordern Chair of Theology and Dean of Studies at Lutheran Theological Seminary Saskatoon in Canada. He is the author of Walking Together in Christ (2006), as well as numerous articles, essays, and chapter contributions.

Table of Contents


Foreword by Timothy J. Wengert
1. The Quest for an Evangelical Political Alliance
Justifying an Evangelical Alliance
The Diet of Augsburg
The Formation of the Schmalkald League
Renewed Possibilities for Theological Concord

2. Stifled Dialogues (1520Æ1529)
The Lord's Supper
Real Presence
At God's Right Hand
Confession and Absolution
The Marburg Colloquy

3. Re-creating Space for Theological Dialogue (1530Æ1534)
Renewed Dialogue
New Threats to Dialogue
Dialogue with France, England, and Rome

4. Negotiating an Agreement (1534Æ1536)
The Initial Breakthrough
Selling the Lord's Supper Formula
Negotiation Preparations and Challenges
The Journey to Wittenberg
Negotiations in Wittenberg

5. Agreeing on the Lord's Supper
The Nature of Christ's Presence in the Lord's Supper
With the Bread and Wine
Do Unbelievers Eat Christ's Body and Blood in the Supper?

6. Agreeing on Baptism and Absolution
Agreeing on Baptism
The Necessary Bath of Rebirth
Baptism as an Action of God
Faith, Baptism, and Infants
Baptism and Original Sin

7. Failed Negotiations: Controlling Church Property
The Imperial Chamber Court
The Wittenberg Memorandum

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Paula & D.B. Varner University Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska - Amy Nelson Burnett

"Gordon Jensen's book draws some important lessons from the experience of the sixteenth-century reformers that are still relevant for anyone involved in ecumenical dialogue today."

Professor of Historical Theology, Marquette University - Mickey L. Mattox

"A remarkable achievement, and a lasting contribution to Christian ecumenism!"

First Lutheran, Los Angeles/Southwest California Synod Professor of Lutheran History and Theology, Pacific Lutheran Theo - Kirsi Stjerna

"Precisely and sympathetically written book rich with historical narrative and lucid theological analysis, this study is an excellent tool in both ecumenical work and in classroom."

William E. Simon Visiting fellow in Religion and Public Life, Princeton University - Carl R Trueman

"Professor Jensen's work makes important contributions both to our understanding of the Lord's Supper in the Reformation and to potential ecumenical discussions today."

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