We live in something of a renaissance of Luther studies, especially of his social context, the striking variability of his theology, and the many varieties of Luther’s that emerged as he reinvented himself and responded to crises in his life.
This exciting volume brings these new perspectives into a systematic framework. Here new understandings of Luther’s popular image, his effect on the Peasants’ War, his contribution to language and letters, his relations with Muslims and Jews—all lead to fresh interpretations of his personal psychology, social impact, and theological creativity. Especially fruitful are rethinking of such classical topics as his piety, his notion of justification, freedom in relation to modernity, theology of the cross, priesthood of all believers, and other key areas. This volume is destined to mark an important turning point in the appropriation of contemporary historical methods in Luther studies.
In the Logos edition of The Global Luther, you get easy access to Scripture texts and to a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Hovering over Scripture references links you instantly to the verse you’re looking for, and with Passage Guides, Word Studies, and a wealth of other tools from Logos, you can delve into God’s Word like never before!
- Foreword by Martin E. Marty
- Bibliographical references and indexes
- Title: The Global Luther: A Theologian for Modern Times
- Editor: Christine Helmer
- Publisher: Augsburg Fortress
- Publication Date: 2009
- Pages: 320
About Christine Helmer
Christine Helmer is a professor of religion at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.