Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions

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Format: Hardcover

Vendor: Baker Publishing Group

Publication Date: August 22, 2017

ISBN: 0801049695

ISBN-13: 9780801049699

Number of Pages: 880

Weight: 4.36 lb

Dimensions: 10.25 × 7.25 (inches)

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In the five hundred years since the publication of Martin Luther\'s Ninety-
Five Theses, a rich set of traditions have grown up around that action and the subsequent events of the Reformation. This up-to-date dictionary by leading theologians and church historians covers Luther\'s life and thought, key figures of his time, and the various traditions he continues to influence.

Prominent scholars of the history of Lutheran traditions have brought together experts in church history representing a variety of Christian perspectives to offer a major, cutting-edge reference work. Containing nearly six hundred articles, this dictionary provides a comprehensive overview of Luther\'s life and work and the traditions emanating from the Wittenberg Reformation. It traces the history, theology, and practices of the global Lutheran movement, covering significant figures, events, theological writings and ideas, denominational subgroups, and congregational practices that have constituted the Lutheran tradition from the Reformation to the present day.

Author Info

Timothy J. Wengert (PhD, Duke University) is Ministerium of Pennsylvania Emeritus Professor of Church History at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.Mark A. Granquist (PhD, University of Chicago Divinity School) is associate professor of church history at Luther Seminary.Mary Jane Haemig (ThD, Harvard Divinity School) is professor of church history at Luther Seminary.Robert Kolb (PhD, University of Wisconsin) is Mission Professor of Systematic Theology Emeritus at Concordia Seminary.Mark C. Mattes (PhD, University of Chicago) is professor of philosophy and religion at Grand View University.Jonathan Strom (PhD, University of Chicago) is professor of church history, Candler School of Theology, Emory University.

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