"One of our most urgent needs is to listen to and learn from those who see things—especially things we think we know well—from another angle. Informed by both scholarly expertise and a living faith commitment, Brazilian theologian Walter Altmann challenges us to take another
look—from a Latin American perspective—at Luther's impact in his own time and how he might speak to our own. His book should both unsettle and enlighten!
Luther emphasized the objective dimension of justification rather than its subjective dimension. It was God's disposition and power to free human beings from bondage, rather than his own private experience of 'being saved,' that Luther preached and wrote about with such passion. Wherever systems of domination impoverish people, the objective power and disposition of God to act on behalf of human beings for Jesus' sake is a powerful message. To call this 'liberation' is to call God's saving work by its right name."