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The Devil’s Whore: Reason and Philosophy in the Lutheran Tradition
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The Devil’s Whore: Reason and Philosophy in the Lutheran Tradition

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Fortress Press 2011

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Overview

Martin Luther’s disdain for philosophy is well known, and the Lutheran theological tradition has been wary of its constructs. Yet the tradition also includes philosophical giants—from Melanchthon to Schleiermacher to Kierkegaard and even Nietzsche. This volume assumes that such skepticism about reason actually opened up new ways of doing and seeing philosophy.

Philosophers, theologians, and historians assess the paradox and achievements of philosophy in the Lutheran vein. In their important exploration in the history of ideas, they not only probe the roots and branches of Luther’s own ambivalence toward philosophy, they also draw illuminating connections between his revolutionary theology and the development of European continental philosophy.

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Key Features

  • Chronicles the influence the Lutheran tradition has had on philosophy
  • Includes contributions from notable Lutheran scholars such as Denis R. Janz
  • Provides unique insight into the relationshop between Lutheranism and philosophy

Contributors

  • Oswald Bayer
  • Dennis Bielfeldt
  • Troy Dahlke
  • Sarah E. Fredericks
  • David J. Gouwens
  • Christine Helmer
  • Paul R. Hinlicky
  • David M. Hockenbery
  • John F. Hoffmeyer
  • Denis R. Janz
  • Gregory Johnson
  • Pauline M. Kaurin
  • Carter Lindberg
  • Christian Lotz
  • Mary Elise Lowe
  • Martin E. Marty
  • Charles Peterson
  • Gregory R. Peterson
  • William R. Russell
  • Lea F. Schweitz
  • Gary M. Simpson
  • Mary J. Streufert
  • David Vessey
  • Markus Wriedt

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About Jennifer Hockenbery Dragseth

Jennifer Hockenbery Dragseth is an associate professor of philosophy at Mount Mary College, Milwaukee. Among her many writings are scholarly articles on Augustine, Nietzsche, Hildegard of Bingen, and Luther.