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dc.contributor.author Foller, O.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-14T10:26:24Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-14T10:26:24Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Foller, O. 2005,'Martin Luther on miracles, healing, prophecy and tongues', Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae, Vol. XXXI, No. 2, pp. 333-351. en
dc.identifier.issn 1017-0499
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4353
dc.description Peer reviewed en
dc.description.abstract Although Martin Luther does not evolve a theology of charismata or church development along the lines of Corinthians 12-14 and in spite of the historical difference of the questions and the awareness of life, we individualistic post-moderns may learn from his approach and, looking at his way of arguing from the centre of Reformation theology, sharpen our instruments of discernment. Martin Luther has more to say in detail on the matter of extraordinary phenomena and present-day charismatic-pentecostal piety than many of us would think. In reading how he evaluates the specific matter of charismata, we note that a theological framework is unfolded which, in the diffusion of today, may serve to strengthen protestant identity. The historical findings question current positions of both strict negations of the miraculous and overemphasis of extraordinary things. At the same time they also reveal that all human knowledge is ‘in part’. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Church History Society of Southern Africa en
dc.subject Martin Luther
dc.subject Spirits
dc.subject Reformation theology
dc.title Martin Luther on miracles, healing, prophecy and tongues en
dc.type Article en


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