Mannermaa's revisionist work on justification in Luther's theology--a notable contribution from one of the most influential Finnish scholars of Luther studies-- is now available in English. His book opens up new interpretive questions for historical theology with striking implications for ecumenism, ethics, and spirituality. He writes, "the idea of the divine life in Christ which is present in faith lies at the very center of the theology of the Reformer." He argues that later Lutheran interpretation of this teaching has portrayed justification as more mechanical and forensic than Luther did, underestimated the extent to which God's righteousness is also ours, and obscured the radical personal transformation that Luther attributed to justification.
About the Author :
Tuomo Mannermaa has contributed to Christ Present in Faith as an author.
Tuomo Mannermaa is Emeritus Professor of Church History at the University of Helsinki.
Kirsi Stjerna has contributed to Christ Present in Faith as an author. Kirsi Stjerna is Associate Professor of Reformation Church History and Director of the Institute for Luther Studies at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. She is the editor of "The Role of the Bishop: Changing Models for a Global Church" (2001) and "Homoeroticism in the Biblical World: A Historical Perspective" (1998).
|Title:||Christ Present in Faith||Publisher:||Augsburg Fortress Publishers|
|Author:||Tuomo Mannermaa, Kirsi Stjerna|
|No. of Pages:||164|
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