Item description for Luther's Lectures on Genesis and the Formation of Evangelical Identity (Sixteenth Century Essays & Studies) by John A. Maxfield...
Martin Luther's lectures on Genesis, delivered at the University of Wittenberg during the last decade of his life and later published by his students, allow modern readers to view a sixteenth-century professor engaging his students with the text of scripture and using that text to form them spiritually. The lectures show how Luther attempted to form in his students a new identity, an Evangelical identity, enabling them to make sense of the rapidly changing society and church in which they were being prepared to serve, primarily as pastors in the developing territorial churches of the Reformation. This study uses the text of the lectures to outline the contours of the new identity that Luther laid out through his exposition of Genesis. They include how Luther approached and taught his students to perceive the text of holy scripture; how that text unveiled for Luther the nature of Christian life in the world; and how Luther taught his students to view the past, the present, and the futu
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2008
Publisher Truman State University Press
ISBN 1931112754 ISBN13 9781931112758