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Review Essay: Recent Theological Works on Luther

Pro Ecclesia Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ePub

Review Essay: Recent Theological Works on Luther

Jared Wicks, SJ

Berndt Hamm

Der frühe Luther: Etappen reformatorischer Neuorientierung (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2010), ix + 318 pp.

Olli-Pekka Vainio, ed.

Engaging Luther: A (New) Theological Assessment (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2010), xvi + 256 pp.

Paul R. Hinlicky

Luther and the Beloved Community: A Path for Christian Theology after Christendom (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2010), xxv + 405 pp.

The current decade leads us toward what will be a wide discussion of Martin Luther and especially of his Ninety-Five Theses on indulgences. This will crest in 2017, the fifth centenary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. Luther will again engage the theological community, when it seeks to articulate for our century Luther’s reforming intent and his doctrinal bases. Fortunately, good contributions are already on hand to help us in revisiting the Reformer and hearing again his insistence that Christians are to walk the way of lifelong repentance (Thesis 1, October 31, 1517).

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Can Luther’s Doctrine of God as the Giver and God as the Highest Good be Reconciled? A Critique of Tuomo Mannermaa’s Two Kinds of Love

Mangina, Joseph Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ePub

Can Luther’s Doctrine of God as the Giver and God as the Highest Good be Reconciled? A Critique of Tuomo Mannermaa’s Two Kinds of Love

Ilmari Karimies

As commonly known, in Luther’s theology there exists a fundamental distinction between self-giving divine love and self-seeking human love. According to this distinction, for human love it is characteristic to always seek an object which is good and lovable. Divine love, on the other hand, is characterized by that it creates its own object out of that which is empty and nothing, bestowing on it existence and goodness. The emeritus professor of Ecumenics and one of the grand old men of Finnish Luther research, Tuomo Mannermaa, makes in his book Two Kinds of Love, published in English in 2010, the claim that the basis for this distinction for Luther is in God’s nature itself: It is God’s essence, or being, to always create something out of nothing.1 This distinction is then utilized by Mannermaa as the key to understand Luther’s theology.

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13. We Are Not an Illusion of the Moment

Mary Beth Rogers The University of Chicago Press ePub


We Are Not an Illusion of the Moment

Houston, 1978

Houston, Texas, is a city true to its past.

It grew out of a land development scheme in a hot, humid, mosquito-infested marsh in 1836 when two imaginative entrepreneurs—J.K. and A.C. Allen—persuaded Texas hero Sam Houston to lend his name to the settlement in return for a few acres of free land. Sam Houston also used his influence in 1837 to help the outpost become the capital of the new Republic of Texas.1 In the next two years, the city’s population tripled from 500 to 1,500, and the Allen brothers began to make a fortune. With Sam Houston on their side, the developers boasted to their East Coast investors that their city would soon become the “great commercial emporium of Texas.”2

For the next 142 years, other imaginative developers, cotton brokers, merchants, railroaders, bankers, oil producers, shippers, and lawyers had a host of public officials on their side as well, and they made deals every bit as clever as the Allen brothers’ alliance with Sam Houston. Like the Aliens, their money-making schemes helped the city grow.

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15. Could the Flood Cataclysm Deposit Uniform Sedimentary Rock Layers?

Ken Ham Master Books ePub

Chapter 15

Could the Flood Cataclysm Deposit Uniform Sedimentary Rock Layers?

Dr. Andrew A. Snelling

This is definitely a legitimate question to ask concerning the nature of the evidence one would expect to be left behind by the Flood cataclysm. Because the waters of local floods today are often full of sediments and are fast-moving, it is commonly thought that neat, uniform sediment layers are not deposited under such conditions. So this question needs close examination, starting by looking at what the evidence is that we see in the rock record.

Do We Find Neat Uniform Sedimentary Rock Layers in the Geologic Record?

Whether looking into the Grand Canyon from one of the rim overlooks or traversing through the Grand Canyon on foot or by raft, the answer to this question is obviously yes. The fossil-bearing sedimentary layers deposited by the Flood can be seen exposed in the walls, stacked on top of one another like a huge pile of pancakes. And the view is much the same no matter where one views the Grand Canyon. So at the regional scale in the Grand Canyon area it is clearly evident that the sedimentary rock layers deposited there during the Flood cataclysm are neat and uniform.

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The Gospel of Truth

Jed McKenna Wisefool Press PDF
Behold! I am come as thy brother and thy companion in tribulation, and I speak unto thee on this, thy day of reckoning. I walk before thee. I precede thee in thy dark night.

I speak unto thee words of tribulation and woe, for I have grievously rebelled. Mine is the spirit which is neither cause nor caused, and as mine, so thine.

What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou wast driven back? Thou mountain, that thou trembled like the lamb? Thou sun, that thou fleddest from the sky?

I speak unto children that they may be made men and unto cities that they may yield a new man, for the cities are barren of men and nations yield no sign.

Behold! The child begotten of a child begat a child, and so the revenger, the slayer of the slayer, shall therefore arise within the border of the city that the destroyer be destroyed and that a new man may arise, and that the new man may be thee.

Thy prophets have seen vain and foolish things for thee: and they have not discovered thine iniquity to turn away thy captivity; but have seen for thee false burdens and causes of banishment. See All Chapters

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