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Luther and the Hungry Poor: Gathered Fragments

Samuel Torvend

Verlag: Fortress Press, 2008
ISBN 10: 0800662385 / ISBN 13: 9780800662387
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Titel: Luther and the Hungry Poor: Gathered ...

Verlag: Fortress Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 2008

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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: "In this book, Samuel Torvend shows that Martin Luther was keenly aware of the needs of the poor. Along with all major interpreters, he too finds the center of Luther's theology in the concept of God's "alien righteousness," the justification of the sinner by God's sheer grace through faith. But he demonstrates that this conviction had profound implications for Luther's understanding of the Christian life. The baptized were made free to live in this world as the "sacrament" of the living Christ, to engage this world as Christ had engaged the world of his time." "In the introductory chapters, Torvend offers a compelling account of Jesus' words on hunger. The book concludes with reflections on our need to implement "structured generosity" in our society, with its growing incidence of hunger and homelessness in the midst of astounding wealth. In this book, history, theology, and ethics converge."--BOOK JACKET. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_usedgood_0800662385

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Inhaltsangabe: Samuel Torvend's original and important reconstruction of the emergence of Luther's and the early Reformation church's response to the poor gathers fragments from across Luther's early writings. He uncovers a striking counter-image to the usual portrait of a quietist orientation that left the world to deal with its own problems. Instead, he finds that Luther's concern emerged early in his career, centered around hunger and the hungry poor, and was deeply rooted in his encounter with the Bible and with the sacramental character of the local church.

Über den Autor: Samuel Torvend is Associate Professor of European Religious History at Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, WA). He has served as adjunct professor of Liturgical Studies in the School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University and St. Mary's University (Winona, MN). As a member of the North American Academy of Liturgy, Dr. Torvend has served on the Liturgy and Social Justice Study Group. He holds the Ph.D. from Saint Louis University, M.A. (Aquinas Institute of Theology), and M.Div. (Wartburg Seminary). He was the first editor of Sundays and Seasons, Welcome Home, and the catechumenal resources, Welcome to Christ. He currently participates in PLU's Lilly Foundation Wild Hope Project and the Center for Religion, Cultures, and Society in the Western United States.

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