Luther: Gospel, Law, and Reformation (The Great Courses, 6633) (Audiobook)



Luther: Gospel, Law, and Reformation (The Great Courses, 6633) (Audiobook)
2000 | 12 hours and 20 mins | ISBN: 156585957X | MP3 128 kbps | 720 MB

He was only one man—a humble monk and Bible professor—yet he sparked a religious rebellion that changed the course of history.
Who was Martin Luther? What made his theology so explosive in 16th-century Europe?
Was it really his intention to start Protestantism, and with it a new church?
How did this late-medieval man launch the Protestant Reformation and help create the modern world as we know it?
And how should we think of him: hero or heretic, rebel or tormented soul?
Martin Luther is so interesting to study, Professor Phillip Cary believes, because he is so controversial. In fact, Luther may be more interesting to study today because the controversy surrounding him is more complicated—less black-and-white—than when he was alive.
Many Catholics today find things in Luther to respect and admire, while many Protestants reject aspects of his legacy as misguided, embarrassing, or even evil.
Luther: Gospel, Law, and Reformation will help you reach your own conclusions. This course explores Luther’s theology, the circumstances surrounding his conclusion that the papacy was 'antichrist,' and major issues and events in the Reformation as it unfolded in Luther’s life after he posted his famous 95 Theses on the door of the church of Wittenberg, Germany, in 1517.
Professor Cary presents Luther as a multifaceted human being, a man with extraordinary virtues and profound flaws. You will meet an inspiring religious thinker who presented the Christian Gospel as a message of comfort, joy, and freedom; as great good news for sinners and God’s loving promise of salvation. And you will encounter a leader whose unswerving certainty about his doctrines led him to launch vicious attacks against those with whom he disagreed most infamously and malevolently—the Jews.
What makes this course so involving for students is that it is not intended to leave you with a neutral impression of Luther. Professor Cary wants you to use his lectures—supplemented by your own research and reading—to make your own judgments about Luther, the man and his teachings.
In addition, he encourages you to ponder some larger implications of Luther and the Reformation. How should we view argument and disagreement? Are they opportunities to prove we are right or ways to find the truth? Can we find ways to disagree that could improve relations between religions—between Catholics and Protestants, and between Christians, Jews, and Muslims—and strengthen the quest for faith in a post-modern world?
1. Luther's Gospel
2. The Medieval Church—Abuses and Reform
3. The Augustinian Paradigm of Spirituality
4. Young Luther Against Himself
5. Hearing the Gospel
6. Faith and Works
7. The Meaning of the Sacraments
8. The Indulgence Controversy
9. The Reformation Goes Public
10. The Captivity of the Sacraments
11. Reformation in Wittenberg
12. The Work of the Reformer
13. Against the Spirit of Rebellion
14. Controversy Over the Lord’s Supper
15. Controversy Over Infant Baptism
16. Grace and Justification
17. Luther and the Bible
18. Luther and Erasmus
19. Luther and Predestination
20. Luther and Protestantism
21. Luther and Politics
22. Luther and His Enemies
23. Luther and the Jews
24. Luther and Modernity


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