The Theology of Martin Luther

Speaker(s): Victor Shepherd
Date: 2001
Length: 30h32m
Product ID: RGDL3174S

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A colossus who bestrides the early-to-mid Sixteenth Century, Luther is the single most formative thinker of the Magisterial Protestant Reformation. His output is prodigious, his Works filling more than fifty large volumes.

Luther wrote on virtually every topic that touched his understanding of the Christian faith, from how to correct recalcitrant children to the manner of Christ's presence in the Eucharist. Unquestionably a major expositor of Scripture and a master of doctrinal articulation, he yet knew that amidst all our theological diligence we must ever hear the "voice" of that babe whom no one should confuse with the manger in which he lies (Scripture) yet who can never be found apart from it.

*Note: Throughout this course Victor Shepherd speaks of consubstantiation in reference to Luther and the Eucharist. Since the time that Shepherd delivered these lectures, he has learned that Luther himself is not known to have used the expression and that Luther did not endorse any substantiation that presupposed Aristotelian metaphysics. Shepherd holds that Luther insisted that Christ had pledged Himself to the Eucharist and no one could explain this mystery.

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Victor A. Shepherd is Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Tyndale University College & Seminary, Toronto, and professor ordinarius for the Graduate Theological Foundation, University of Oxford. He is also on the faculty of the Toronto School of Theology, University of Toronto, where he supervises doctoral students in Reformation studies. He is author of Seasons of Grace, So Great a Cloud of Witnesses, Ponder and Pray, Making Sense of Christian Faith, and The Nature and Function of Faith in the Theology of John Calvin.

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