Journal of Lutheran Ethics Issue Index January/February 2018

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Editor's Introduction


Carmelo Santos, Editor
On the occasion of the 500th observance of the Reformation, it is appropriate to look back and reconsider some of the themes and strategies that gave wings to the movement. In this issue of JLE we will focus on two such themes and emphases, namely the role of Anfechtung in Luther’s wrestling with the idea of God’s justice, and the use of art as a tool for proclamation and spiritual formation. Read more.


Freedom in Reading the Scripture by Nelson Rivera

Martin Luther wore many hats, but ultimately he was a teacher of the Bible. However, this work was not purely academic, nor was it easy. Rivera traces Luther's intellectual and spiritual journey in Biblical exegesis and the freedom he found therein.


Martin Luther and the Visual Arts by Suzanne E. Hoeferkamp Segovia 

When people think of the period of the Reformation, they often picture the destruction of religious art. However, the Lutheran tradition did not take that path.  Hoeferkamp Segovia examines Martin Luther's theological relationship with religious art and explores what it means for us 500 years later. 

From Jeremiad to Jihad                  

500th Anniversary Book Sampling by Nancy Arnison

A publishing bonanza has accompanied the 500th anniversary of Luther’s “Ninety-five Theses” issued in Wittenberg in October, 2017. This issue of the Journal of Lutheran Ethics surveys a diverse sampling of these new resources.  While future issues of the JLE will continue to have longer form book reviews, here we offer shorter treatments of a larger number of books in an effort to touch on the range of resources available for congregational study, personal reading and academic scholarship as we ponder the past and future of the Protestant Reformation.


Articles published in the journal reflect the perspectives and thoughts of their authors and not necessarily the theological, ethical, or social stances of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.​

© January/February 2018
​Journal of Lutheran Ethics
Volume 18, Issue 1



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