This article traces the development of Martin Luther from Catholicism to Protestantism, from works righteousness to the discovery of justification by grace through faith in Christ.
This article explains how Martin Luther suffered a lot from the fear of death, hell, and God's wrath. He was liberated from this fear when his eyes were opened to the truth of salvation in Christ.
This article indicates how modern Luther research emphasized the real significance for Martin Luther for today. He was a gifted teacher that brought the great central truth of the Christian faith back to the life of the church. This article considers what Luther had to say about doctrine, the Bible, and church.
The Holy Spirit and spirituality are two key aspects frequently noted in theological discussions. Wood finds it profitable to reconsider the approach of Martin Luther to these two themes in theology. He indicates the importance of the Holy Spirit in Luther's theology and the role of the Spirit in Luther's piety and experience of faith.
This article recounts the events leading up to the excommunication of Martin Luther.
This article offers ten insights into the person and work of Martin Luther, including: he caused a U-turn in theology, designed his own "Luther rose," published prolifically, had his eye on the devil, and was a family man.
This article addresses five commonly mentioned things about Martin Luther that are actually myths: he was a simple monk, he personally nailed the Ninety-Five Theses to a door in Wittenberg, he said, "Here I stand," he was the first to translate the Bible into German, and he said something about planting a tree.
This article discusses how man can be justified before God. He surveys the concept of justification in the Old Testament, in the Gospels, and finally in the Epistles. The discussion then proceeds to the views of Martin Luther on the subject, citing some problems in Luther’s views. It also looks at Calvin’s much more polished expressions on the subject, and finally reviews the present-day state of opinion on this matter.
This article provides a historical account of how Katherine von Bora, a nun in her late teens, was rescued from a convent together with eight other nuns by the help of Martin Luther. Later Katherine got married to Luther himself. The rest of the account details how Katherine was instrumental in Martin Luther's work as a pioneering Reformer in the face of the many dangers and oppositions of their time.
Under the leadership of Martin Luther, the doctrine of sola Scriptura became a characteristic of the Reformation. But what did Luther believe about sola Scriptura? This article looks at his perspective on inspiration and inerrancy, to address the question whether or not Luther was the father of neo-orthodoxy.
Martin Luther was concerned about the Christian home. He saw the home as a place where children must be trained in the truth of the gospel. This article shows that training children must be done in understanding that children are depraved and need Christ. This article explains how Luther viewed such family training.
This article is a biography on Martin Luther.
Martin Luther is well-known for his theology of the cross. This theology of Luther is based on his view of the love of God and how it relates to suffering and evil. The author introduces into the discussion a Finnish school of interpretation of Luther. This school offers a new understanding of these themes in Luther's theology. In particular the real presence of Christ in the believer is highlighted.
This article shows that Reformed churches should not only rejoice that Martin Luther took a stand against error in doctrine, but also be prepared to take the stand themselves.
Martin Luther refuted the view that the true Christian calling involved becoming a monk. He began affirming the spiritual value of the ordinary profession as part of one's high calling. But the Christian church has since abused this teaching as well, and man is once again faced by his own greed versus a true godly vocation.
This book’s concern is with what has become known as the New Perspective on Paul, which is concerned with Paul's understanding of the law, works of the law, righteousness, and other related issues. This chapter starts with a history of the study of Paul covering the period from Martin Luther to Albert Schweitzer.
The purpose of this volume is to provide primary sources from important authors with an apologetic concern. Chapter 1 provides an excerpt from Martin Luther, Concerning Christian Liberty (or On Christian Freedom), written in 1520. This work extols one of Luther’s central theological themes: justification by grace through faith. The excerpt is preceded by an introduction to the historical and theological context in which the work of Luther appeared.
What was the practice of the Reformers with regard to the mission of the church in the world? Is it true that Martin Luther and John Calvin had no concern for the mission of the church? Gustav Warneck speaks of a "strange silence" of the Reformers in this regard. It is the view of Chaney that Luther was not blind to the missionary call of the church. Read the article for more.
This is a book about antinomianism. It discusses the conviction that living out of God’s grace in Christ is incompatible with obligations of the moral law. In Chapter 1 the author surveys antinomian debates in the Reformation and post-Reformation eras. He ends with the so-called Marrow Controversy in the eighteenth century.
This article looks at the development of the printing press by Johann Gutenberg, showing how it was used by Martin Luther during the Reformation. Here attention is given to how the printing press was used by Luther for the printing of new Bible translations, tracts, and other books, and how the invention of the press changed Europe.
Martin Luther warns that we must not be put off by the word 'theology'. In the way he understands it, theology is for everybody. We can learn true theology from king David in the Psalms. In the Psalms Luther finds three "rules" by which to become a true theologian: Oratio, meditatio, tentatio" (prayer, meditation, trials).