The Pastoral Luther: Essays on Martin Luther's Practical Theology

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Mar 6, 2009 - Religion - 380 pages
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Explores a long-neglected aspect of Martin Luther his life and ministry as a pastor. / Sixteen church historians here examine Martin Luther in an uncommon way ? not as Reformer or theologian but as pastor. Luther's work as parish pastor commanded much of his time and energy in Wittenberg. / After first introducing the pastoral Luther, including his theology of the cross, these chapters discuss Luther's preaching and use of language (including humor), investigate his teaching ministry in depth, especially in light of the catechism, and explore his views on such things as the role of women, the Virgin Mary, and music. The book finally probes Luther's sentiments on monasticism and secular authority. / Contributors: Charles P. Arand, James M. Estes, Eric W. Gritsch, Robert Kolb, Beth Kreitzer, Robin A. Leaver, Mickey L. Mattox, Ronald Rittgers, Robert Rosin, Reinhard Schwarz, Jane E. Strohl, Christoph Weimer, Dorothea Wendebourg, Timothy J. Wengert, V?tor Westhelle, H. S. Wilson.
 

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Contents

Luther on the Theology of the Cross
33
Preaching the Living Word
57
Communication and the Transgression of Language in Martin Luther
59
Luther on Humor
85
Luther on Preaching as God Speaking
100
The Teaching Ministry
115
Luther on Education
117
Martin Luther and the Ten Commandments in the Large Catechism
131
Luther on Private Confession Ronald K Rittgers
211
The Pastor and the Peoples Piety
231
Luther regarding the Virgin Mary
233
Luther on Eve Women and the Church
251
Luther on Music
271
Luther and Cranach on Justification in Word and Image
292
Luthers Fourteen Consolations Jane E Strohl
310
The Pastor in the World
325

Luther on the Creed
147
Luther on Prayer in the Large Catechism
171
The Last Supper The Testament of Jesus
198
Luther on Monasticism
327
Luther on the Role of Secular Authority in the Reformation
355
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Timothy J. Wengert is the Ministerium of Pennsylvania Professor of Church History at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.

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