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Title: Martin Bucer's Doctrine of Justification and the Colloquy of Regensburg 1541
Author: Lugioyo, Brian
ISNI:       0000 0001 2146 0450
Awarding Body: University of Aberdeen
Current Institution: University of Aberdeen
Date of Award: 2007
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Martin Bucer has been predominantly portrayed as a diplomat, who attempted to reconcile divergent theological views, sometimes at any costs, or as a pragmatic pastor, who was more concerned with ethics than theology. These representations have influenced the view that Bucer was a theological light-weight, a Vermittlungstheologe, rightly placed in the shadow of Luther and Calvin. This thesis argues differently. Bucer was an ecclesial diplomat and he was a pragmatic pastor, yet his ecclesial and practical approaches to reforming the church were guided by coherent theological convictions. Central to this theology was his understanding of the doctrine of justification; an understanding that I argue has an integrity of its own and has been imprecisely represented as Vermittlungstheologie. It was this solid doctrine that guided his irenicism and acted as a foundation for entering into discussions with Catholics between 1539 and 1541. He was consistent in his approach, and did not sacrifice his theological convictions for ecclesial expediency.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.487342  DOI: Not available
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