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Martin Luther's Legacy

Reforming Reformation Theology for the 21st Century

Authors: Ellingsen, Mark

  • First American version of Luther’s full theology
  • The only book on Luther’s theology that treats him as a pastoral theologian sensitive to his various pastoral contexts
  • Addresses the effects of neoliberalism from a religious perspective  
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About this book

This volume is a unique interpretation of what Martin Luther contributes to renewed appreciation of Biblical diversity. The Church in the West is struggling. One reason behind this is that the prevailing models for Theology have imposed logical and modern ways of thinking about faith that renders theology academic, and therefore largely irrelevant for daily life. By letting the first Reformer speak for himself in this book, Mark Ellingsen shows how Martin Luther’s theological approach can reform the Church’s theology today. The real Luther-not the one taught by his various systematic interpreters-presents Christian faith in its entirety, with all its rough edges, in such a way as to direct on how and when to employ those dimensions of the Biblical witness most appropriate for the situation in which we find ourselves.

 

About the authors

Mark Ellingsen is a Professor of Church History at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He is the author of 20 books and hundreds of published articles, many devoted to Luther and the Reformation heritage. His most important books on Luther are Sin Bravely and Reclaiming Our Roots: From Martin Luther to Martin Luther King, Jr

Reviews

“Reforming our reading of Luther can reform modern theology!’ A fruit of decades of engagement with Luther’s theology and exploring its promise for pastoral situations today, Mark Ellingsen offers an alternate way of reading Luther: rather than imposing a systematic method on the reformer’s theology formed in the midst of enthralling life events, one can cherish the diversity embedded in Luther’s thought that makes him an inspiring companion for those orienting towards Christian unity. This inspiring book offers a pastoral contextual model of doing theology, with Luther.” (Kirsi Stjerna, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary of California Lutheran University, USA)

“Years of study and careful consideration of the many controversies spawned by Luther’s Reformation pay off in Mark Ellingsen’s work on Luther’s contextual theology. In his self-understanding, if not in his historical reception, Luther was first and foremost a pastor and a preacher. Effective preaching must be tailored to time and place. Pastoral care must be alert to each individual’s concerns. Therefore Luther’s theology, Ellingsen argues, must always be understood against the backdrop of the particular pastoral context out of which it emerged.  This is a learned and sensitive book, and in that way befitting its subject.” (Derek R. Nelson, Wabash College, USA)

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eBook £80.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-58758-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £100.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-58757-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Martin Luther's Legacy
Book Subtitle
Reforming Reformation Theology for the 21st Century
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-58758-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-58758-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-58757-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 348
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