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Martin Luther: Confessor of the Faith

Robert Kolb


Martin Luther's thought continues to challenge people throughout the world in the twenty-first century. His paradigmatic shift in defining God and what it means to be human left behind a foundation for viewing human creatures that was anchored in Aristotle's anthropology. Luther defined the Revealed God in terms of his mercy and love for human beings, based not on their merit and performance but rather on his unconditioned grace. He placed ‘fearing, loving, and trusting God above all else’ at the heart of his definition of being human. This volume places the development and exposition of these ... More

Keywords: Martin Luther, Revealed God, human beings, Aristotle's anthropology, performance, unconditioned grace, late medieval theology, religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199208937
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208937.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Kolb, author
Professor of Systematic Theology, Concordia Seminary