Category Archives: Martin Luther and the Reformation

Can we give up the OT?

(Part 4 Guidance in the Pentateuch. Re-reading Moses with Luther.) Professor Notger Slenczka (Alexander von Humboldt University, Berlin) provokes with his statements concerning the relation of Old and New Testament (2015). This fundamental theological debate sparked fireworks even in the … Continue reading

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The Gospel way: Sola fide

Part 3 of “Guidance in the Pentateuch. Re-reading Moses with Luther” In stark contrast to the determinative and fatal law is the Gospel as new way (Acts 9,2), which is the triune God´s only route to salvation from the very … Continue reading

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Religion: Reconnecting with God (Laws of life)

(2. Guidance in the Pentateuch: Rereading Moses with Luther) Judaism, which understand itself as God´s distinct people and their “constitution as God´s own people” (Seebaß 1996), has as one of its central precepts the Halakha, meaning the walk, way, route, or path … Continue reading

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Guidance in the Pentateuch

0. Introduction to “Re-reading Moses with Luther” Jogging in Kullavik – just south of Göteborg – a local encouraged me to press on during my holidays: “The universal principle will guide You.” Well, I didn´t get lost. Not immediately. Not … Continue reading

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We are beggars. That is true.

Luther´s last note dating back to the 16th February 1546 in Eisleben contextualizes his busy life as biblical theologian, faithful teacher of the church and ever diligent student of the Holy Scriptures. Here is the note as recorded in “Table … Continue reading

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Reading, learning, suffering God´s Word

In his preface to the Wittenberg edition of his German writings of 1539 Dr. Martin Luther shows God´s means of forming faithful followers through His Holy Word. Luther refers us to King David´s deep Psalm 119. It´s the way God … Continue reading

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What You should expect reading Moses…

“HOW CHRISTIANS SHOULD REGARD MOSES” Luther´s works Volume 35 “Word and Sacrament” ed. by E. Theodore Bachmann. Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis 1960) Luther writes: “Dear friends, you have often heard that there has never been a public sermon from … Continue reading

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Search the Scriptures… (John 5,39)

Dr. Martin Luther´s preface to the Old Testament Luther´s Works Vol.35 from Page 235 onwards translated by Charles M. Jacobs and revised by E. Theodore Bachmann. Luther writes: “There are some who have little regard for the Old Testament. They … Continue reading

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Pray, read and temptation will teach You even further…

PREFACE TO THE WITTENBERG EDITION OF LUTHER’S GERMAN WRITINGS Dr. Martin Luther’s Preface of 1539 translated by Robert R. Heitner (Luther´s Works Volume 34, Pages 283-288) I would have been quite content to see my books, one and all, remain … Continue reading

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Jesus, priceless treasure…

In the mornings I read from Dobberstein´s Anthology – just two pages most days. It´s like sitting at breakfast with my father-in-law back in old Wittenberg and discussing our wonderful work and most gracious calling. Obviously, some days are more … Continue reading

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