New Calvinism, Religious Abuse, and the Experience of God
New Calvinism and the Victim investigates the difficult relationship between traumatic experiences, maximalist religious beliefs, and the experience of God. This project highlights the dynamic and conflictive interplay between the timeless realities of abuse, divine control, and the psychology of religious participation.
In Uncovering Calvin's God, Forrest H. Buckner provides a robust exposition of John Calvin's teaching and preaching to reveal that the controversial theologian believed in a God of love who is sovereign over predestination.
Gathering noteworthy contributions by well-known Luther scholars from Europe and the Americas, this book ranges broadly over theological questions about baptism and righteousness, ethical issues like poverty and greed, and pastoral concerns like worship and spirituality.
The Augsburg Confession and the Heart of Christian Theology
This volume establishes the "hub" of the Augsburg Confessionh justification by faith alone-which is traced to its source in Luther's theology of the cross. The remainder demonstrates how that central hub is articulated in the various articles of faith that comprise the Ausgburg Confession.
Volume 3 of The Annotated Luther series includes The Babylonian Captivity of the Church (1520); The German Mass and Order of the Liturgy (1526); That These Words of Christ, "This is my Body," etc. Still Stand Firm Against the Fanatics (1527); Concerning Rebaptism (1528), and On the Councils andthe Church (1539).
Philipp Melanchthon at the Dawn of the Reformation
Philipp Melanchthon is one of the important figures in the Protestant Reformation. This book gives a detailed English-language biographical treatment of Melanchthon to date, moving from his historical context and family of origin, through his childhood, and early career at Wittenberg during the events at the dawn of the Reformation (1497-1524).
This volume contains a number of the writings categorized under the theme word and faith. Writings in the volume range from core documents Bondage of the Will, Against the Heavenly Prophets, The Smalcald Articles, and Large Catechism to Luther's own Confession of Faith and treatments of Moses, the Gospels, and Two Kinds of Righteousness.
Volume 1 of The Annotated Luther series contains a number of the writings that defined the roots of reform set in motion by Martin Luther. Included are treatises, letters, and sermons written from 1517-1520, revealing Luther's earliest confrontations with Rome and his defense of views that led to his excommunication.