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The Theology of Martin Luther

A Critical Assessment
Does Martin Luther have anything to say to us today? Nearly five hundred years after the beginning of the Reformation, Hans-Martin Barth explores that question in this comprehensive and critical evaluation of Luthers theology. Rich in its extent and in its many facets, Barths didactically well-planned work begins with clarifications about obsolete and outdated images of Luther that could obstruct access to the Reformer. The second part covers the whole of Martin Luther's theology. Having divided Luther's theology into twelve subsections, Barth ends each one of these with an honest and frank assessment of what today can be salvaged and what's got to go. In the final section he gives his summation: an honestly critical appropriation of Luthers theology can still be existentially inspiring and globally relevant for the twenty-first century.
Linda M. Maloney is the translator of many works, including Norbert Lohfink's Theology of the Pentateuch (Fortress Press, 1995) and Gerd Theissen's The Gospels in Context (Fortress Press, 1992). Hans-Martin Barth is professor emeritus of systematic theology and philosophy of religion, Faculty of Protestant Theology, Philipps-University Marburg, Germany, and former president of the Evangelical Alliance. He is the author of many works including Dogmatic: Protestant Faith in the Context of World Religions, 3rd edition (2008) and Authentic Feel: Impetus to a New Self-Understanding of Christianity (2010).
"This mighty tome on Luther's theology is a breath of fresh air. I highly recommend it." -- Denis R. Janz "Provost Distinguished Professor of the History of Christianity, Loyola University, New Orleans"
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