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About Reading Luther

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Lesson

Luther expressed his views in a way that was shaped by his theology and the culture.

Outline

About Reading Luther

 

I. The Joy and Promise of Reading Luther

A. The Colorful Sayings of Luther

B. Luther as a "Word-event"

C. Luther as a Prodigious Theologian

 

II. Obstacles to Reading Luther

A. Polemical Language

B. Luther's Statements Against the Jews

C. Medieval Nature of His Writing

 

III. Luther Can Be Read in a Number of Different Contexts

A. Confessional

B. Ecumenical

 

IV. Reading Luther in an Evangelical Context

A. McGrath's Vision of Evangelicalism

B. Evangelical Appropriation of Luther

C. Mark Noll's Suggestion