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Luther's Theology of the Cross: Martin Luther's Theological Breakthrough

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This book presents the most detailed examination in English to date of Luther's theological breakthrough, together with a wealth of information concerning the theological development of the young Luther in its late medieval context.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published January 8th 1991 by Wiley-Blackwell (first published January 1985)
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Радостин Марчев
Много добро изследване (ползвам редакцията от 2011 - обложката по-горе показва по-старо издание, което е ревизирано в някои аспекти)още повече, че темата е една от по-тесните специализации на МакГрат и той е в течение на цялата сериозна литература в областта. Единственият му недостатък е сухостта на изложението и (поне за мен) прекалената наситеност с латински цитати и изрази - нещо типично за автора. Човек трябва наистина да се интересува от темата, за да се захване с книга като тази. Но за тоз ...more
Nathan
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McGrath plunges into the formidable mass of Luther scholarship to reach his own conclusions regarding the nature and date of Luther’s theological breakthrough and the relation of that breakthrough to his distinctive theology: the theologia crucis. He concludes that the precise point on which Luther broke past the late medieval theological systems was in his discovery of the new meaning of iustitia Dei. McGrath takes upon himself two tasks in this re
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Philip
I honestly was a little underwhelmed with this work. I began the book hoping that the writer would construct a thoroughgoing theology of Luther in terms of the Gospel and the cross of Christ, but that hope never really came to maturity. This work is more of an evolution of Luther’s thought on various aspects of the Gospel at various points. Much detail is devoted to the discussion of when various breakthroughs occurred in Luther’s life and much less time is spent dealing with the details of thes ...more
Kyle Scheele
Good information.
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Alister E. McGrath is a biochemist and Christian theologian born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and currently enjoys the Title of Distinction “Professor of Historical Theology” granted by the University of Oxford. He is the author of several books on theology and history, including In the Beginning: The Story of the King James Bible and How it Changed a Nation, a Language, and a Culture and The Twi ...more
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