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Lutheranism: The Theological Movement and Its Confessional Writings

Lutheranism: The Theological Movement and Its Confessional Writings

by Eric W. Gritsch, Robert W. JensonEric W. Gritsch


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This useful guide offers a critical appraisal of a theological movement within the church catholic. The authors, a church historian and a systematic theologian, describe Lutheranism as centered in the fundamental principle of the Reformation, "justification by faith apart from works of law."The book focuses on the emergence of this chief article of faith as a proposal of dogma to the church ecumenical, its theological formulation, and its significance for the shaping of piety and doctrine. Each issue is treated in terms of both confessional history and systematic theology. Seminarians, pastors, teachers, and interested laypersons of all traditions will gain ecumenical insights as well as pertinent information from this work.

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ISBN-13: 9780800612467
Publisher: 1517 Media
Publication date: 10/28/1976
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

Eric W. Gritsch was Emeritus Professor of Church History at Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Among his many works are Fortress Introduction to Lutheranism (1994), Lutheranism: The Theological Movement and Its Confessional Writings (with Robert W. Jenson, 1976), Thomas Muntzer: A Tragedy of Errors (1989), and the anthology Martin Luther: Faith in Christ and the Gospel (1996).

Robert W. Jenson is the former Senior Scholar for Research at the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, New Jersey, and Professor Emeritus of Religion at Saint Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota. He also spent two decades teaching at Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg. With Carl Braaten, Jenson founded the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology and co-edited the journal Pro Ecclesia.

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