Luther and Liberation

A Latin American Perspective

By Walter Altmann

Luther and Liberation

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  • ISBN: 9781579105488
  • Pages: 160
  • Publication Date: 12/8/2000
  • Retail Price: $21.00
Web Price: $16.80
Web Price: $16.80

Luther and Liberation

A Latin American Perspective

By Walter Altmann

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781579105488
  • Pages: 160
  • Publication Date: 12/8/2000
  • Retail Price: $21.00
Web Price: $16.80

About-

Walter Altmann's direct engagement of Martin Luther's historical situation with our own offers a much needed reassessment of Luther's significance today. Altmann 's work provides fresh readings of Luther's central theological commitments and his forays into economics, politics, education, violence and war. It poses important challenges to all those who would hail - or decry - Luther and his legacy.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"A book of depth and passion. Martin Luther emerges from Altmann's scholarship neither as the forerunner of all Latin American good causes nor as the measure of all things but as a 'father in the faith' - one who was seized by the liberating power of the Gospel and thrown into the political, social, economic, and religious upheavals of his century. Altmann situates Luther's words and ideas, his failures and achievements, in those times and circumstances, and thus makes it possible for us to engage Luther in an intelligent, fruitful, and passionate conversation across the centuries. Himself a Latin American partner in this conversation, Altmann not only enables North American readers to know Luther better, but also to know better the questions and concerns that Latin American Christians are addressing to our brothers and sisters in other parts of the world."
-Jose Miguez Bonino, author of Doing Theology in a Revolutionary Situation

Contributors-

Walter Altmann

Bio(s)-

Walter Altmann is Professor of Systematic Theology at the Escola Superior de Teologia, Sao Leopoldo, Brazil. Author of Dozens of articles on ecumenism and ecclesiology, he is an active ecumenist and a leader in Latin American liberation theology.

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