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THEO 7015 Martin Luther and His Interpreters (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

The aim of this course is to query the construction of Luther as modern Protestant by returning to the sources, his most important theological works. In this course we will read Luther himself and analyze his writings in order to figure out in what respects he was indeed a Catholic theologian and reformer of the Church. We will analyze the structure of his thought, his rhetoric and polemic, and his theological ideas and commitments. During this process we will gain some familiarity with Luther’s medieval theological sources in addition to the twentieth-century Protestant theologians who took him for granted as their own.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Christine Helmer

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17