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“The Righteous Will Live by Faith”: Luther's Search for a Gracious God

David W. Kling

in The Bible in History: How the Texts Have Shaped the Times

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195130089
eISBN:
9780199835393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130081.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter focuses on Martin Luther and his search for a gracious God. It surveys Luther’s life as a prelude to his theological and biblical studies which culminated in a new understanding of his ... More


Situating Victorinus' Commentaries on Paul

Stephen Andrew Cooper

in Marius Victorinus' Commentary on Galatians

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780198270270
eISBN:
9780191603396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270275.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter surveys the various hypotheses suggested by scholars for establishing Victorinus’ motivations for commenting on the Pauline corpus. Reader-response criticism is employed to elucidate ... More


Bodily Redemption

Stephen T. Davis

in Christian Philosophical Theology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199284597
eISBN:
9780191603778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199284598.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Human beings face two great problems: guilt and death. Although disembodied existence is in some sense possible, it would be an attenuated existence since we are normally embodied beings, and ... More


A Comfortable Doctrine: John Bunyan's Theology of Grace

Michael Davies

in Graceful Reading: Theology and Narrative in the Works of John Bunyan

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199242405
eISBN:
9780191602405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242402.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Examines Bunyan’s soteriology as propounded in his doctrinal writings, concentrating on works in which Bunyan’s position on justification, election, antinomianism, and the role of human will in ... More


Martin Luther *: Literal Prophecies Redeployed

G. Sujin Pak

in The Judaizing Calvin: Sixteenth-Century Debates over the Messianic Psalms

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195371925
eISBN:
9780199870981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371925.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter 2 begins with a description of the significance of the Psalms in Luther's life, theology, and exegesis. It argues that Luther remains in keeping with the antecedent interpretive tradition by ... More


Protestant Objections and Alternatives to Purgatory

Jerry L. Walls

in Purgatory: The Logic of Total Transformation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199732296
eISBN:
9780199918492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732296.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explores central Protestant objections to purgatory, namely, that it is not clearly taught in scripture, and it undermines the work of Christ for our salvation and the doctrine of ... More


Conclusion to Part Three

CARL R. TRUEMAN

in Luther’s Legacy: Salvation and English Reformers, 1525-1556

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263524
eISBN:
9780191682599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263524.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

From the writings of Hooper and Bradford, it is clear that the central issues of soteriological debate changed significantly in the years after the death of Henry VIII. During Henry's reign, the ... More


Salvation in the Spirit

Simeon Zahl

in The Holy Spirit and Christian Experience

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198827788
eISBN:
9780191866500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827788.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter applies the pneumatological and affective account of “experience” given in Chapter 2 to examine the work of the Spirit in salvation. It focuses on the movement in contemporary ... More


Gasparo Contarini (1483–1542): The Search for a Consensus

David C. Steinmetz

in Reformers in the Wings: From Geiler von Kaysersberg to Theodore Beza

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130485
eISBN:
9780199869008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130480.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

A Venetian diplomat, who late in life was made a cardinal by Pope Paul III, Gasparo Contarini favored mild policies aimed at reconciling dissident Protestants with the Catholic Church. At the ... More


Justification and Doubt (1919)

Samuel Andrew Shearn

in Pastor Tillich: The Justification of the Doubter

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780192857859
eISBN:
9780191948732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192857859.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter addresses the first of the book’s key questions concerning the justification of the doubter: How did Tillich land theologically after the war? This chapter therefore creates a point of ... More


Luther’s Moral Theological Method in His Sermon von dem Wucher

Sean Doherty

in Theology and Economic Ethics: Martin Luther and Arthur Rich in Dialogue

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198703334
eISBN:
9780191772542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703334.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

This chapter introduces Luther’s sermon on usury, and situates it in the context of his day. It then gives a commentary on Luther’s method in the sermon, discussing inter alia such matters as its ... More


The Bands as a Key to the Distinctive Wesleyan Synthesis of Anglican and Moravian Piety

Kevin M. Watson

in Pursuing Social Holiness: The Band Meeting in Wesley's Thought and Popular Methodist Practice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199336364
eISBN:
9780199395682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336364.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that the band meeting was the key expression of John Wesley’s synthesis of Anglican and Moravian piety. The chapter describes the ways in which the band meeting expressed each ... More


Was Jonathan Edwards an Evangelical? Scripture and Tradition in America’s Theologian

Gerald R. McDermott

in Jonathan Edwards and Scripture: Biblical Exegesis in British North America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190249496
eISBN:
9780190249526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190249496.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Gerald R. McDermott considers Jonthan Edwards in a broader evangelical context. Can Edwards be considered an evangelical? Defining the term evangelical is a contested and thorny issue, even more so ... More


Thomas F. Torrance

Paul D. Molnar

in The History of Scottish Theology, Volume III: The Long Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198759355
eISBN:
9780191819902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759355.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Theology

Widely recognized as the leading Scottish theologian of the twentieth century, Thomas F. Torrance (1913–2007) was noteworthy as a dogmatic theologian for his influential explication of Trinitarian ... More


On the Musically Theological in Bach’s Cantatas

Michael Marissen

in Bach & God

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190606954
eISBN:
9780190606985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190606954.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores the ways in which Johann Sebastian Bach’s musical settings can add to and change the religious meanings of his texts. Several of Bach’s church cantatas concern the ancient theme ... More


Beginnings

Charles Hefling

in The Book of Common Prayer: A Guide

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190689681
eISBN:
9780190689728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190689681.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The 1662 Book of Common Prayer is a revised recension of a liturgical text, first issued in 1549, which was at once an engine and a product of the English Reformation. This chapter situates the ... More


Conclusion: The Coming of the Reformation

L. W. B. Brockliss

in The University of Oxford: A History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199243563
eISBN:
9780191778698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243563.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The conclusion to Part I introduces the reader to the crisis that hit Oxford and other universities in the 1520s with the spread of the Reformation. It briefly explains why Martin Luther’s theology ... More


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