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The Pastoral Luther: Essays on Martin Luther’s Practical Theology

The Pastoral Luther

Essays on Martin Luther’s Practical Theology

Timothy J. Wengert (Editor)

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Sixteen church historians here examine Martin Luther in an uncommon way—not as Reformer or theologian but as pastor. Luther's work as parish pastor commanded much of his time and energy in Wittenberg.

After first introducing the pastoral Luther, including his theology of the cross, these chapters discuss Luther's preaching and use of language (including humor), investigate his teaching ministry in depth, especially in light of the catechism, and explore his views on such things as the role of women, the Virgin Mary, and music. The book finally probes Luther's sentiments on monasticism and secular authority. 

Charles P. Arand
James M. Estes
Eric W. Gritsch
Robert Kolb
Beth Kreitzer
Robin A. Leaver
Mickey L. Mattox
Ronald Rittgers
Robert Rosin, Reinhard Schwarz
Jane E. Strohl
Christoph Weimer
Dorothea Wendebourg
Timothy J. Wengert
Vftor Westhelle
H. S. Wilson               

  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9781506427232
  • eBook ISBN 9781506427249
  • Dimensions 6 x 9
  • Pages 396
  • Publication Date January 1, 2017