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Mother of the Reformation

The invitation to a Reformation party sponsored by a women’s group at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Valparaiso, Indiana, promised a special guest appearance by Katie Luther, also known as the “Mother of the Reformation.” 221 more words

Martin Luther

Feast of Philipp Melanchthon (February 16)

Above:  Portrait of Philipp Melanchthon, by Lucas Cranach the Elder

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German Lutheran Theologian and Scribe of the Reformation… 476 more words


Philip Melanchthon

Philip Melanchthon is a brilliant mind, an adept theologian, and a prolific writer, but oddly enough he is also the proverbially weak stick of the Reformation.  84 more words

Philipp Melanchthon and Forensic Justification in Protestant Orthodoxy

In this post, I would like to offer some historical exposition that sheds light on the reasons for which we in the Protestant tradition tend to interpret biblical teaching on the atonement and its effects, particularly in relation to justification, in a primarily if not exclusively forensic-legal manner in contrast to the Thomistic notions of created grace and infused righteousness characteristic of medieval Catholicism. 2,310 more words

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