Martin Luther's Legacy

Reforming Reformation Theology for the 21st Century

  • Mark Ellingsen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  17. Back Matter
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About this book


This volume is a unique interpretation of what Martin Luther contributes to renewed appreciation of Biblical diversity.  The Church in the West is struggling. One reason behind this is that the prevailing models for Theology have imposed logical and modern ways of thinking about faith that renders theology academic, and therefore largely irrelevant for daily life. By letting the first Reformer speak for himself in this book, Mark Ellingsen shows how Martin Luther’s theological approach can reform the Church’s theology today.  The real Luther--not the one taught by his various systematic interpreters--presents Christian faith in its entirety, with all its rough edges, in such a way as to direct on how and when to employ those dimensions of the Biblical witness most appropriate for the situation in which we find ourselves.



21st century Christianity history history of religion Protestantism reform reformation religion theology

Authors and affiliations

  • Mark Ellingsen
    • 1
  1. 1.AtlantaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-58757-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-58758-9
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