Martin Luther The Bible And The Jewish People

Author: Martin Luther
Editor: Fortress Press
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The place and significance of Martin Luther in the long history of Christian anti-Jewish polemic has been and continues to be a contested issue. The literature on the subject is substantial and diverse. While efforts to exonerate Luther as "merely" a man of his times who "merely" perpetuated what he had received from his cultural and theological tradition have rightly been jettisoned, there still persists even among the educated public the perception that the truly problematic aspects of Luther's anti-Jewish attitudes are confined to the final stages of his career. It is true that Luther's anti-Jewish rhetoric intensified toward the end of his life, but reading Luther with a careful eye toward "the Jewish question," it becomes clear that Luther's theological presuppositions toward Judaism and the Jewish people are a central, core component of his thought throughout his career, not just at the end. It follows then that it is impossible to understand the heart and building blocks of Luther's theology (justification, faith, liberation, salvation, grace) without acknowledging the crucial role of "the Jews" in his fundamental thinking. Luther was constrained by ideas, images, and superstitions regarding the Jews and Judaism that he inherited from medieval Christian tradition. But the engine in the development of Luther's theological thought as it relates to the Jews is his biblical hermeneutics. Just as "the Jewish question" is a central, core component of his thought, so biblical interpretation (and especially Old Testament interpretation) is the primary arena in which fundamental claims about the Jews and Judaism are formulated and developed.
Martin Luther, the Bible, and the Jewish People
Language: un
Pages: 256
Authors: Martin Luther
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: Fortress Press

The place and significance of Martin Luther in the long history of Christian anti-Jewish polemic has been and continues to be a contested issue. The literature on the subject is substantial and diverse. While efforts to exonerate Luther as "merely" a man of his times who "merely" perpetuated what he
The Annotated Luther, Volume 2
Language: un
Pages: 528
Authors: Kirsi I. Stjerna
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-09-01 - Publisher: Fortress Press

This volume contains a number of the writings categorized under the theme word and faith. Writings in the volume range from core documents Bondage of the Will, Against the Heavenly Prophets, The Smalcald Articles, and Large Catechism to Luther’s own Confession of Faith and treatments of Moses, the Gospels, and
The Large Catechism of Dr. Martin Luther, 1529
Language: un
Pages: 148
Authors: Martin Luther, Kirsi I. Stjerna
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-01 - Publisher: Fortress Press

With great detail, Kirsi I. Stjerna introduces and annotates Luther’s Large Catechism, which the reformer offered as a radical reorien­tation in the matters of theology and spirituality. After diag­nosing what appeared to him as his church’s failures to provide proper spiritual care, Luther set out to offer a new compass
The Daily Walk Bible NIV
Language: en
Pages: 1536
Authors: Bruce H. Wilkinson
Categories: Bibles
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997-08-25 - Publisher: Tyndale House Pub

365 devotional readings Book introductions Overview of each day's reading Life applications Insight notes JCharts JSidebars J1,536 pp.
The Annotated Luther
Language: un
Pages:
Authors: Martin Luther
Categories: Church history
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015 - Publisher:

"Volume 5 of the Annotated Luther series presents a number of Luther's writings that reveal the reformer's view of Christian life as it intersects with the world. The topics range widely from Luther's perspectives on marriage, schools and education, business and lending, war and serving as a soldier, the role