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Theology of the Heart

The Role of Mysticism in the Theology of Martin Luther

Bengt Hoffman

Bengt Hoffman elevates Christian spirituality and spiritual formation as proper subjects for serious theological study. This book reveals Luther's mystical experience of God in a prayerful life to be essential in the development of his theology. It shows how the spiritual life is at the core of Luther's understanding of the gospel. Balanced by his emphasis on the "external Word" Luther's experience of the divine was a critical influence on his understanding of faith and salvation.

This book is an important contribution to the recovery of the church?s rich spiritual tradition. In the present era this work demonstrates that theology is not a matter of intellect only, but also of the whole person?s experience.

Bengt Hoffman was born in Kinna, Sweden, and received his theological education in Sweden, where he served as pastor and rector in Church of Sweden parishes. He earned his Ph.D. at Yale University. Dr. Hoffman served on the World Council of Churches staff in Geneva, Switzerland, and as director of Lutheran World Service. After World War II he went to China as a missionary. In 1967 he became professor of ethics and ecumenics at Gettysburg Lutheran Theological Seminary. Dr. Hoffman died in 1997.

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ISBN: 1886513554
298 Pages
Size: 6 x 9
Binding: Perfectbound
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