Theology

Word – Gift – Being

Justification – Economy – Ontology
Ed. by Bo K. Holm and Peter Widmann

[Wort – Gabe – Sein. Rechtfertigung – Ökonomie – Ontologie.]

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Published in English.
This book discusses the doctrine of justification in relation to gift-economy and the question of ontology in a contemporary Lutheran Theology. Especially the discussion of the role of gift-giving and mutuality opens new perspectives within Reformation Theology.
Focusing on the relationship between justification, gift-economy and ontology, this volume addresses fundamental issues in contemporary Reformation theology with an impact on the understanding of creation theology, human passivity/activity, self-giving, the concept of excess, and generosity. This volume brings the discussion of the role of studies in exchanging gifts into a Lutheran context, offering necessary clarifications on Lutheran thinking and Lutheran perspectives on existing discussions in other traditions. With its focus on gift-economy and ontology, this volume provides new perspectives on the core of Lutheran theology and identifies the crucial issues.

The volume contains English and German studies.

With contributions by:

Oswald Bayer, Ingolf U. Dalferth, Risto Saarinen, Bo Kristian Holm, Niels Henrik Gregersen, Christine Põder, Peter Widmann
Authors/Editors

Bo Kristian Holm is Associate Professor in Systematic Theology at the University of Aarhus, Chair person and project coordinator for the research project »Reformation Theology: Reception and Transformation« and Vice-President for Luther-Akademie Sondershausen-Ratzeburg

Peter Widmann is Professor in Systematic Theology (Aarhus) and was Dean 1994–2002.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Lutheran Quarterly — 2011, S. 99–102 (Mark Mattes)
In: Dansk Teologisk Tidsskrift — 2010, S. 155–156 (Anna Vind)
In: Theologische Literaturzeitung — 136 (2011), S. 686–687 (Heinrich Assel)
In: Logia — 2014–2015, pp. 63–64 (John T. Pless)