THE LIFE AND THEOLOGY OF MARTIN LUTHER
Dr. Carl Trueman
Aug. 13-16 (Tue-Fri) | 1-4pm
国产偷拍视频 1 credit | WSC Campus
国产偷拍视频This course examines the life and thought of Martin Luther in context. Adopting a broadly chronological/biographical framework, it will assess Luther’s relationship to the medieval Catholic Church, his role in the controversies of the time, and his ongoing significance for the Protestant church. Particular topics to be discussed include: Luther and late medieval theology; the crisis over indulgences; the Heidelberg Disputation; church authority; scripture; justification by faith; the Christian’s calling; Luther’s marriage; Luther as pastor; the conflicts with Erasmus and Zwingli; the Augsburg Confession and the Schmalkaldic League; the Jews; Luther’s later years; the struggle over his ecclesiastical legacy; and his changing reputation after his death.
By the end of the course the student should:
- Know the major events and personalities of Luther’s life.
- Understand the theological significance of his work for the sixteenth century church.
- Understand the contextual factors which shaped his life and ministry.
- Be able to make connections between Luther’s theological contribution in his time and the shape and state of the Protestant church today.