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M. Luther, theologian

January 29, 2015

Öèôðîâàÿ ðåïðîäóêöèÿ íàõîäèòñÿ â èíòåðíåò-ìóçåå

I did not learn my theology all at once, but I had to search deeper for it, where my temptations took me…. Not understanding, reading, or speculation, but living—nay, dying and being damned—make a theologian.1

1. Tischreden (Luther’s Table Talk, 6 vols. In the Weimar Edition), 1:146; D. Martin Luthers Werke, Kristische Gesamtausgabe (58 vols. Weimar: Böhlau, 1833—), 5:163.

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  1. Brian Durham permalink
    January 29, 2015 18:59

    Strangely enough, this sounds like the Orthodox concept that experience of God is necessary to be a theologian, rather than intellect or logic. It’s strange to see such a firmly Western Theologian as Luther to embrace the Eastern idea, rather than the usual Western scholasticism, especially when considering that it’s more or less the only Eastern idea he seemed to embrace,

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