Two Kinds of Love: Martin Luther's Religious World

Two Kinds of Love: Martin Luther's Religious World


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Tuomo Mannermaa's Two kinds of Love is a provocative work offering a distinctly different interpretation of Martin Luther's theology. Luther, in Mannermaa's treatment here, emerges as a unique theologian of love whose central theology paradigms-the theology of the cross, justification by faith and salvation by grace, and dues absconditus-can be understood fully only within the framework of love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800697075
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 06/02/2010
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Tuomo Mannermaawas Emeritus Emeritus Professor of Ecumenical Theology at the University of Helsinki. Kirsi I. Stjerna is First Lutheran, Los Angeles/Southwest California Synod Professor of Lutheran History and Theologyat Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary of California Lutheran University. A docent at the University of Helsinki, she is author or editor of eight books, including Women and the Reformation (2008) and Martin Luther, the Bible, and the Jewish People, with Brooks Schramm (Fortress Press, 2012).

Table of Contents

Abbreviations vii

Editor's Introduction ix

1 Love for "What Is" and Love for "What Is Not" 1

2 Two Kinds of Love and Love as a Unifying Power 9

3 The Theology of Glory versus the Theology of the Cross 27

4 Two Kinds of Love and the Worth of Creation 45

5 Faith and God's Creative Love for "What Is Not" and for "Evil" 57

6 Christians as "Christs" to Their Neighbors 67

7 Love for God 77

Afterword: Finnish Luther Research since 1979 Juhani Forsberg 89

Luther's Works Cited 105

Notes 107

Index 124

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