The Pastoral Luther: Essays on Martin Luther's Practical Theology  -     Edited By: Timothy J. Wengert
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The Pastoral Luther: Essays on Martin Luther's Practical Theology

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2009 / Paperback

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Sixteen church historians here examine Martin Luther in an uncommon way - not as Reformer or theologian but as pastor. Luther's work as parish pastor commanded much of his time and energy in Wittenberg.

After first introducing the pastoral Luther, including his theology of the cross, the chapters discuss Luther's preaching and use of language (including humor), investigatehis teaching ministry in depth, especially in light of the catechism, and explore his views on such things as the role of women, the Virgin Mary, and music. The book finally probes Luther's sentiments on monasticism and secular authority.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 384
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0802863515
ISBN-13: 9780802863515
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Series: Lutheran Quarterly

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Author Bio

Timothy J. Wengert is the Ministerium of Pennsylvania Professor of Church History at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. His previous works include Human Freedom, Christian Righteousness for which he received the Melanchthon Prize from the city of Bretten, Germany.

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This collection of essays examines the practical side of Martin Luther’s career. The authors explore Luther’s thoughts as preacher, teacher, pastor, and communicator for the Reformation’s insights into piety and politics. They include his views on music, the arts, pastoral care, the role of women, and the life of the Christian in the world.

Contributors: Charles Arand, James Estes, Eric Gritsch, Robert Kolb, Beth Kreitzer, Robin Leaver, Mickey Mattox, Ronald Rittgers, Robert Rosin, Reinhard Schwarz, Jane Strohl, Christoph Weimer, Dorothea Wendebourg, Timothy J. Wengert, Vitor Westhelle, H. S. Wilson.

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