Theology the Lutheran Way  -     By: Oswald Bayer
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Theology the Lutheran Way

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2007 / Paperback

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Luther's insights into Scripture and the nature of God shook the foundations of Western Christianity to its roots. Bayer absorbingly brings out major strands in Luther's thought, comparing it to later figures like Schleiermacher, Kant, Hegel, and Bultmann. Reveals why the Reformer still resonates so profoundly today. 352 pages, softcover. Eerdmans.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2007
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0802824528
ISBN-13: 9780802824523
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Series: Lutheran Quarterly

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Rather than asking if theology is theoretical or practical ? a question that reveals a fundamental lack of understanding about the nature of theology in general ? it is better to ask "What exactly is theology?" It is this question that Oswald Bayer attempts to answer in Theology the Lutheran Way, clearing up misconceptions about the essence of theology. Along with Luther himself, Bayer claims that theology, rather than being something that we do, is really what God does.

Based primarily on the third section of Bayer's original German work of the same title, this book evaluates certain approaches to theology that have been influential, from Schleiermacher's understanding of theology to debates with Kant, Hegel, and Bultmann. It also includes a substantial section on Luther from the original in order to clarify the Lutheran tradition.

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