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Martin Luther’s Theology: Its Historical and Systematic Development
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Martin Luther’s Theology: Its Historical and Systematic Development


Fortress Press 1999

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This definitive analysis of the theology of Martin Luther surveys its development during the crises of Luther’s life, then offers a systematic survey by topics. Containing a wealth of quotations from less-known writings by Luther and written in a way that will interest both scholar and novice, Lohse’s magisterial volume is the first to evaluate Luther’s theology in both ways. Lohse’s historical analysis takes up Luther’s early exegetical works and then his debates with traditions important to him in the context of the various controversies leading up to his dispute with the Antinomians. The systematic treatment shows how the meaning of ancient Christian doctrines took their place within the central teaching of justification by faith.

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Key Features

  • Foreword by Bernhard Lohse
  • In-depth introduction
  • Bibliographical references and index

Praise for the Print Edition

Bernhard Lohse was one of the top Luther scholars in the twentieth century, and this book is the rich harvest of a lifetime of Luther study. It is the best survey of Luther’s theology in any language and supersedes all previous studies.

—Scott H. Hendrix, Princeton Theological Seminary

Product Details

  • Title: Martin Luther’s Theology: Its Historical and Systematic Development
  • Author: Bernhard Lohse
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Pages: 296

About Bernhard Lohse

Bernhard Lohse (1928–1997) was a preeminent church historian and a professor of Church history and historical theology at the University of Hamburg.