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Watch Dr. Trueman’s Summer Course!

WSC is offering a one-credit course on August 13-16 on “The Life and Theology of Martin Luther” with Dr. Carl Trueman, Visiting Professor of Church History and Historical Theology. This course examines the life and thought of Martin Luther in context. Adopting a broadly chronological/biographical framework, it will assess Luther’s relationship to the medieval Catholic Church, his role in the controversies of the time, and his ongoing significance for the Protestant church.

The course will meet August 13-16 (1-4pm) and is available to auditors (no credit)  for a special $75 Listener's Pass rate. We hope you can join us!

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THE LIFE AND THEOLOGY OF MARTIN LUTHER

Dr. Carl Trueman
Aug. 13-16 (Tue-Fri) | 1-4pm
1 credit | WSC Campus

This course examines the life and thought of Martin Luther in context.  Adopting a broadly chronological/biographical framework, it will assess Luther’s relationship to the medieval Catholic Church, his role in the controversies of the time, and his ongoing significance for the Protestant church.  Particular topics to be discussed include: Luther and late medieval theology; the crisis over indulgences; the Heidelberg Disputation; church authority; scripture; justification by faith; the Christian’s calling; Luther’s marriage; Luther as pastor; the conflicts with Erasmus and Zwingli; the Augsburg Confession and the Schmalkaldic League; the Jews; Luther’s later years; the struggle over his ecclesiastical legacy; and his changing reputation after his death.

By the end of the course the student should:

  • Know the major events and personalities of Luther’s life.
  • Understand the theological significance of his work for the sixteenth century church.
  • Understand the contextual factors which shaped his life and ministry.
  • Be able to make connections between Luther’s theological contribution in his time and the shape and state of the Protestant church today.
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