Written by one of the world's foremost protestant theologians and historians, Luther's Theology of the Cross: Martin Luther's Theological Breakthrough explores the development of the late medieval intellectual, cultural, and religious world of the Reformation and its impact on Luther's early development, and on his seminal doctrine of justification. Many recent contributions to studies in this era have not, until the present volume, been incorporated into the panorama that constitutes our knowledge of Luther and his world. Luther's 'theological breakthrough' continues to be of central importance to Reformation Studies and the development of Protestantism in general. Here, McGrath's expert guidance leads us through the maze of Luther's intellectual life showing just how Luther formulated his doctrine.
Luther's Theology of the Cross
represents a fully revised and updated edition of the classic 1985 text that expands on the author's ongoing research and reflects 25 years of Luther scholarship.
- Rewritten and expanded edition of a highly-acclaimed classic text
- Incorporates primary and secondary sources that have become available since the publication of the first edition
- Draws on advances in our understanding of the late medieval intellectual, cultural, and religious background of Luther's early development, and the nature of Luther's doctrine of justification (including the so-called 'Finnish' school), many of which have not yet been incorporated into Luther scholarship
- Luther's 'theological breakthrough' continues to be of central importance to Reformation Studies and the development of Protestantism
- Written by one of the world's leading Protestant theologians, who is an authority on the development of the doctrine of justification. His classic work Iustitia Dei: A History of the Christian Doctrine of Justification is now in its third edition (2005)
Alister E. McGrath is Head of the Centre for Theology, Religion & Culture, and Professor of Theology, Ministry, and Education at King's College, London. A world-acclaimed theologian and intellectual historian, McGrath is the author of numerous books including The Intellectual Origins of the European Reformation 2nd edition (2003) and Reformation Thought: An Introduction 3rd edition (1999).
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