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Luther's View of Theology

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Lesson

Luther has an unusual presentation of the nature of the theological task and a unique way of going about it. When discussing sin, Luther says that our problem is not just a moral lapse, but it's our spiritual presumption that is our greatest and worst of sins. Theology for Luther is our being grasped by the Word of God, not just a speculative academic pursuit.

Outline

I. Luther's early career
II. Luther's is a theology that gets at the "meat of the nut."
    A. Study of theology in the Middle Ages was a combination of philosophy and theology.
    B. Luther in contrast to Augustine and Aquinas
    C. Luther began to develop his theology based on his comments on Scripture.
    D. Luther's increasing awareness of the presence of sin.
    E. Theology of glory
    F. Heidelberg disputation of 1518
    G. Theology of the cross vs. theology of glory.