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Lutheranism: The Theological Movement and Its Confessional Writings
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Lutheranism: The Theological Movement and Its Confessional Writings

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Fortress Press 1976

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Overview

This useful guide offers a critical appraisal of a theological movement within the church catholic. The authors, a church historian and a systematic theologian, describe Lutheranism as centered in the fundamental principle of the Reformation, "justification by faith apart from works of law."

The book focuses on the emergence of this chief article of faith as a proposal of dogma to the church ecumenical, its theological formulation, and its significance for the shaping of piety and doctrine. Each issue is treated in terms of both confessional history and systematic theology. Seminarians, pastors, teachers, and interested laypersons of all traditions will gain ecumenical insights as well as pertinent information from this work.

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Key Features

  • Examines the Lutheran confessions from the Reformation to the present day
  • Covers the defining teachings of Lutheranism
  • Addresses key abstract doctrines and practical theology

Contents

  • An Ecumenical Proposal
  • Documents of Concord and Reform
  • A Christological Answer to the Radical Question
  • From Experience of Promise to Apology of Doctrine
  • Faith Seeking Understanding Through Controversy
  • Sacratments—The Visible Word
  • Christology—God Deep in the Flesh
  • Ministry—Serving the Chapel
  • Church—Body in Conflict
  • Christian Life—Brave Sinning
  • Predestination—The God of Promise
  • Politics—Two Kingdoms?
  • Adiaphora—Freedom or Bondage?

Product Details

  • Title: Lutheranism: The Theological Movement and Its Confessional Writings
  • Authors: Robert W. Jensen and Eric W. Gritsch
  • Publisher: Fortress
  • Publication Date: 1976
  • Pages: 224
  • Christian Group: Lutheran
  • Resource Type: Collected Works
  • Topic: Lutheran Confessional Writings

About the Authors

Robert W. Jensen is a leading theologian in American Lutheranism. He taught systematic theology for a generation at Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and together with Rober W. Jenson founded the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology and co-edited the journal Pro Ecclesia.

Eric W. Gritsch (1931–2012) was senior scholar for research at the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, New Jersey, and professor emeritus of religion at Saint Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota. He also spent two decades teaching at Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg. With Carl Braaten, Jenson founded the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology and co-edited the journal Pro Ecclesia.

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