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Making Sense of Martin Luther
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Making Sense of Martin Luther uses a conversational format to explore how Luther’s dynamic understanding of God’s life-changing gospel informs day-to-day faith and life in the world today. Introduction: Luther as Monk, Myth, and Messenger Chapter 1: The Reluctant Reformer—Introducing “the Monk Who Changed the World” Chapter 2: Freedom! Justification by Grace through Faith Chapter 3: The Present-Tense God—Law and Gospel Chapter 4: The Ambidextrous God—The Two Kingdoms and God’s Ongoing Work in the World Chapter 5: Called for Good—Vocation, Sinning Boldly, and the Respiratory System of the Body of Christ Chapter 6: God Hidden and Revealed—Luther’s Theology of the Cross and the Sacraments Chapter 7: Semper Simul—Sin, Forgiveness, and “Becoming Christian” Accompanying leader guide and DVD are available.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. Dedication
  2. p. vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction: Luther as Monk, Myth, and Messenger
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. 1. The Reluctant Reformer: Introducing “the Monk Who Changed the World”
  2. pp. 5-32
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  1. 2. Freedom! Justification by Grace through Faith
  2. pp. 33-56
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  1. 3. The Present-Tense God: Law and Gospel
  2. pp. 57-80
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  1. 4. The Ambidextrous God: The Two Kingdoms and God’s Ongoing Work in the World
  2. pp. 81-110
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  1. 5. Called for Good: Vocation, Sinning Boldly, and the Respiratory System of the Body of Christ
  2. pp. 111-134
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  1. 6. God Hidden and Revealed: Luther ’s Theology of the Cross and the Sacraments
  2. pp. 135-164
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  1. 7. Semper Simul: Sin, Forgiveness, and “Becoming Christian”
  2. pp. 165-194
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 195-196
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  1. For Further Reading
  2. pp. 197-198
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  1. Back Cover
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