Global Perspectives on the Reformation: Interactions between Theology, Politics and Economics

The essays included in this collection were first presented at the international conference, “Global Perspectives on the Reformation: Interactions between Theology, Politics and Economics,” held in 2015 in Windhoek, Namibia. This global gathering was one of the main events to launch to three-year core period of the Reformation Anniversary, 2015–2017.

The sixteenth-century Reformation transformed the church and society at large and its key theological insights had a concrete impact on the socio-political and economic spheres. Luther and his fellow reformers reconfigured Christian theology as they explored the liberating concept of justification by grace through faith as a core axiom of theological reflection. Lutheran and other churches of the Reformation continue to be empowered, informed and inspired by these insights, also with regard to their public role in today’s societies. In light of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, eminent theologians and scholars from all parts of the world offer their insights into the interaction between theological thinking, economics and politics in the twenty-first century.

Published by: The Lutheran World Federation / EVA

Departement: Department for Theology and Public Witness

Authors: Anne Burghardt and Simone Sinn

Pages: 158

Date of publication: 2017

ISBN: 978-3-374-048402

Series: LWF Documentation 61

Languages: English (German to come)

Price hard copy: 15 euros

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