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Religions 2017, 8(4), 63; doi:10.3390/rel8040063

Martin Luther and Lucas Cranach Teaching the Lord’s Prayer

Department of History, Campbell University, 143 Main Street, Buies Creek, NC 27506, USA
Academic Editor: Christopher Metress
Received: 10 February 2017 / Revised: 8 March 2017 / Accepted: 31 March 2017 / Published: 11 April 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Teaching the Reformations)
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Abstract

Martin Luther wrote and preached on the Lord’s Prayer many times over a 20-year period. When we consider his work on the Prayer we see significant developments as the historical context changes, so that he finds new ways to express his most fundamental theological principles, such as justification by faith alone, the alien and proper work of God, the corruption of the will and the hiddenness of God. Luther’s works on the Prayer were intended to teach complex ideas in easily accessible ways, and still do that for today’s undergraduates. In particular, Luther included in the Large Catechism of 1529 a series of Lucas Cranach woodcuts that provide unique illustrations of his developing theological principles. View Full-Text
Keywords: Martin Luther; Lord’s Prayer; prayer; Cranach; Catechism; Erasmus; Bible; justification; Reformation Martin Luther; Lord’s Prayer; prayer; Cranach; Catechism; Erasmus; Bible; justification; Reformation
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