theologia crucis

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Martin Luther (1483—1546) German Protestant theologian

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(Lat., ‘theology of the cross’).

The name given by M. Luther to the theological principle that our knowledge of the Being of God must be derived from the study of Christ in His humiliation and the suffering He underwent on the cross. He opposed it to a theologia gloriae (‘theology of glory’) which would maintain that a true knowledge of God can be obtained from the study of nature.

Subjects: Christianity.

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