Autumn 2023 Featured Essay – Freedom from the Law and the Experimental “Third Use” – by Steven Paulson
A third use of the law was a thought experiment that appeared as a side issue in annotations on scripture from the great Preceptor—Philip Melanchthon.
Martin Luther’s radical and revolutionary understanding of God’s love in Christ entails a new kind of theological language. He makes a decisive break with any notion that human beings cooperate, even at a minimal level, in their relationship with God.
Spring 2023 – The Origin and Diffusion of the Common Table Pray “Come Lord Jesus” by James R. Eggert
For centuries, the Common Table Prayer “Come, Lord Jesus” has been prayed in countless Lutheran and many other Christian homes in Germany, the United States, Australia, and elsewhere.
If you asked modern Lutherans to name the first Luther hymn that came to mind, few, I wager, would propose “A New Song Here Shall be Begun,” the Reformer’s first musical work.1 Not a hymn per se, “A New Song” is a ballad, a song that narrates a story, often of a contemporary event.
In 1866, the Franconian pastor Wilhelm Loehe preached a series of Friday evening sermons on the Lord’s Supper.
On April 18, 1521, Martin Luther made his famous address before CharlesV and the Diet of Worms. The earliest reports of the Diet attested that Luther switched to German for his final declaration.
Virtually every textbook account of the Reformation repeats the claim that Erasmus laid the egg that Luther hatched.
by Anna Vind Martin Luther and his work have had tremendous importance in Denmark ever since King Christian III officially introduced the Reformation in 1536. How Luther’s writings found their way into the Danish language between the sixteenth century and today can be sketched, but there is no complete list of Luther
Among the bevy of books, both popular and academic, that promise a path to purpose, a significant number have invoked the concept of vocation to help chart the course. Their accounts come in a variety of forms: Christian, generically religious, and even studiously non-religious.