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“The Righteous Will Live by Faith”

David W. Kling

in The Bible in History

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780195130089
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835393 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195130081.003.0005
“The Righteous Will Live by Faith”

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This chapter focuses on Martin Luther and his search for a gracious God. It surveys Luther’s life as a prelude to his theological and biblical studies which culminated in a new understanding of his place before God as he wrestled with the meaning of Romans 1:17. It concludes with a discussion of the history of interpretation of this text and its understanding among contemporary commentators.

Keywords: Martin Luther; justification by faith; Protestant Reformation; scholasticism; Johann von Stauptiz; via moderna; theology of the cross; Romans 1:17; Lectures on Romans

Chapter.  17700 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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