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The Theology of Martin Luther
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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 Luther’s theology. Rich in its extent and in its many facets, Barth’s didactically well-planned work begins with clarifications about obsolete and outdated images of Luther that could obstruct access to the Reformer.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 Luther’s theology can still be existentially inspiring and globally relevant for the twenty-first century.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. 2-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Part I. Approach: Points of Entry and Difficulties of Access
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. 1. Luther: Objectively and/or Subjectively
  2. pp. 3-10
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  1. 2. Methodological Problems
  2. pp. 11-16
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  1. 3. Entry Points
  2. pp. 17-28
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  1. 4. Difficulties in Approaching Luther
  2. pp. 29-74
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  1. Part II. Perceptions: Luther's Theology as Provocation
  2. pp. 75-76
  1. 5. Alternatives: Between Cross and Self-Determination
  2. pp. 77-100
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  1. 6. Breakthrough: From the Hidden to the Revealed God
  2. pp. 101-134
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  1. 7. Tension: Between Law and Gospel
  2. pp. 135-156
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  1. 8. Identity: ''Both Sinner and Justified''
  2. pp. 157-198
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  1. 9. Dialectics: Freedom and Limitation
  2. pp. 199-220
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  1. 10. Complementarity: Word and Sacrament
  2. pp. 221-276
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  1. 11. Struggle: Between the ''True'' and the ''False'' Church
  2. pp. 277-312
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  1. 12. Division of Labor: God's Left and Right Hands
  2. pp. 313-348
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  1. 13. Christian Existence: Secular and Spiritual
  2. pp. 349-376
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  1. 14. Intercalation: Time and Eternal Life
  2. pp. 377-398
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  1. 15. Conflict: Between Theology and Philosophy
  2. pp. 399-428
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  1. 16. Rivalry: Between Sacred Scripture and Human Tradition
  2. pp. 429-458
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  1. Part III. Consequences: With Luther beyond Luther
  2. pp. 459-460
  1. 17. What Endures
  2. pp. 461-466
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  1. 18. What We Should Let Go
  2. pp. 467-474
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  1. 19. What Needs to Be Developed
  2. pp. 475-486
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  1. 20. Martin Luther's Theology: Existentially Inspiring and Open for Global Integration
  2. pp. 487-496
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  1. Appendix: Technical Notes
  2. pp. 497-514
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  1. Indexes
  2. pp. 515-548
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