The Spirit, the Spirits, and the Letter: Martin Luther on the Holy Spirit and the Holy Scriptures

Monday, 01 Nov 2010

In the theology of Martin Luther, the Holy Spirit (contending for his position among other spirits) cannot be separated from the external Word in the fixed and stable form we know as the Holy Scriptures. These Holy Scriptures belong to a broader matrix of instruments through which the Holy Spirit deals with people mediately rather than immediately or by direct revelation to the individual, and thereby certainly in the church. The Spirit and the Letter: Platonic Separation and Christological Cohesion "Scribes" was the epithet pinned on Luther and his colleagues by Thomas Mü...

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