Theology the Lutheran Way (Lutheran Quarterly Books)
Theology the Lutheran Way (Lutheran Quarterly Books) by Oswald Bayer, Jeffrey G. Silcock, Mark C. Mattes
Theology the Lutheran Way (Lutheran Quarterly Books) Author: Oswald Bayer, Jeffrey G. Silcock, Mark C. Mattes
Title: Theology the Lutheran Way (Lutheran Quarterly Books)
ISBN: 0802824528
ISBN13: 978-0802824523
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Pages: 336 pages
Publisher: Eerdmans; NEW STIFF WRAPS edition (September 14, 2007)
Language: English
Category: Christian Books & Bibles
Size PDF version: 1775 kb
Size EPUB version: 1910 kb
Subcategory: Protestantism




Rather than asking if theology is theoretical or practical -- a question that reveals a fundamental lack of understanding about the nature of theology in general -- it is better to ask "What exactly is theology?" It is this question that Oswald Bayer attempts to answer in Theology the Lutheran Way, clearing up misconceptions about the essence of theology. Along with Luther himself, Bayer claims that theology, rather than being something that we do, is really what God does.Based primarily on the third section of Bayer's original German work of the same title, this book evaluates certain approaches to theology that have been influential, from Schleiermacher's understanding of theology to debates with Kant, Hegel, and Bultmann. It also includes a substantial section on Luther from the original in order to clarify the Lutheran tradition.