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Title Grace and gratitude : spirituality in Martin Luther / edited and with commentary by Roger Haight, SJ, Alfred Pach III, and Amanda Avila Kaminski.

Publication Info. New York : Fordham University Press, 2022.

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Description 1 online resource.
Physical Medium polychrome
Description text file
Series Past light on present life: theology, ethics, and spirituality series
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- I Introduction to Luther and the Texts -- II The Texts -- Selection from Luther's Lectures on Galatians (1535) -- Freedom of a Christian -- III Grace and Gratitude: Appropriating Luther's Spirituality Today -- Further Reading -- About the Series -- About the Editors
Summary Martin Luther (1483-1546) is a classic Christian author who spearheaded the Reformation and whose witness has relevance for life in the present-day world. Grace and Gratitude presents two texts that represent his spirituality. Because Luther wrote so much in so many different genres, the choice of only two texts provides a limited taste of his spirituality. But they open up a specific, central, and distinctive mark of his conception of the structure of Christian life. The name of the theme, justification by grace through faith, often spontaneously correlates with Luther's name and his theology. The phrase points to a key theological doctrine that centered his thinking; it lay so deeply ingrained in his outlook that it sometimes explicitly but always tacitly shaped all his early theological views and bestowed a distinctive character to his ethics and spirituality. The two texts are chosen to illustrate how the conviction represented by the phrase draws its authority from scripture, especially Paul, and was discursively analyzed in an early foundational work on Christian life, The Freedom of a Christian. These texts do not represent all there is to say about spirituality in Luther's thought by any means, and this part should not be taken for the whole. But the coupling of these texts penetrates deeply into what may be called Luther's Christian spirituality of gratitude.
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Subject Luther, Martin, 1483-1546 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Luther, Martin, 1483-1546.
Criticism and interpretation.
Grace (Theology)
Grace (Theology)
RELIGION / Spirituality.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Added Author Haight, Roger, editor.
Pach, Alfred, 1949- editor.
Kaminski, Amanda Avila, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Haight, Roger. Grace and Gratitude. New York : Fordham University Press, ©2022
ISBN 9781531502232 electronic book
1531502237 electronic book
1531502245 electronic book
9781531502249 (electronic book)