The Crux of Theology: Luther's Teachings and Our Work for Freedom, Justice, and Peace (Hardcover)

The Crux of Theology: Luther's Teachings and Our Work for Freedom, Justice, and Peace By Allen G. Jorgenson (Editor), Kristen E. Kvam (Editor), Anthony Bateza (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Allen G. Jorgenson (Editor), Kristen E. Kvam (Editor), Anthony Bateza (Contribution by)
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Description


The title of this book plays upon the central place a theology of the cross holds in Lutheran theologies, especially lucid in Luther's Heidelberg Disputation (1518). The 500th anniversary of this document coincided with the 70th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations wherein the preamble points to a global aspiration of a common good shaped by freedom, justice and peace. This book is located at the intersection of these two themes, asserting that the cross has material content in being the means by which Christ in suffering solidarity with individuals, communities, and the cosmos advances freedom, justice, and peace. Employing a variety of methods, and exploring a broad range of geographic locales, the contributors illumine the misuse of Reformation themes and offer a corrective in service of a common good that is publicly accountable and theologically sound. The book thereby explores how contemporary Lutheran theology has utility both for analyzing injustice and for advancing justice in local as well as global contexts.

About the Author


Allen G. Jorgenson is assistant dean and holds the William D. Huras Chair in Ecclesiology and Church History at Martin Luther University College at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. Kristen E. Kvam is professor of theology at Saint Paul School of Theology in Greater Kansas City and Oklahoma City.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781978712515
ISBN-10: 1978712510
Publisher: Fortress Academic
Publication Date: May 20th, 2022
Pages: 222
Language: English