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Martin Bucer’s Doctrine of Justification: Reformation Theology and Early Modern Irenicism

Brian Lugioyo


Martin Bucer has been predominantly portrayed as a diplomat, who attempted to reconcile divergent theological views, sometimes at any costs, or as a pragmatic pastor, who was more concerned with ethics than theology. These representations have led to the view that Bucer was a theological light-weight, a Vermittlungstheologe, rightly placed in the shadow of Luther and Calvin. This book argues differently. Bucer was an ecclesial diplomat and he was a pragmatic pastor, yet his ecclesial and practical approaches to reforming the church were guided by coherent theological convictions. Central to hi ... More

Keywords: Martin Bucer, Johannes Gropper, Justification, Faith, Soteriology, Reformation Theology, Ecumenism, Leipzig Conference, Colloquy of Hagenau, Colloquy of Worms, Colloquy of Regensburg

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195387360
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387360.001.0001


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Brian Lugioyo, author
Spring Arbor University
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