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Wengert, Timothy J.

Overview
Works: 117 works in 232 publications in 3 languages and 5,865 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catechisms  Creeds  Commentaries  Biography  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Contributor, Composer, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: BX8068, 238.41
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Most widely held works about Timothy J Wengert
 
Most widely held works by Timothy J Wengert
Human freedom, Christian righteousness : Philip Melanchthon's exegetical dispute with Erasmus of Rotterdam by Timothy J Wengert( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wengert builds his case largely on the basis of Melanchthon's Scholia on the Epistle of Paul to the Colossians, employing the critically important but seldom used second edition of 1528, which was produced in the aftermath of Luther and Erasmus's famous debate over the freedom of the will. Wengert also draws on a wide range of other contemporary sources, many of them well known but, as he argues, frequently misunderstood
The Book of Concord : the confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commissioned in 1993, this new translation of The Book of Concord brings a new generation of scholarship and sensitivities to bear on the foundational texts of Lutheran identity. The fifth English translation since 1851, this edition succeeds that edited by Theodore Tappert published in 1959 by Muhlenburg Press. A review of the text in light of a mountain of new scholarship and other factors dictated the new translation and apparatus, including changes in the English language over the past forty years, differences in the training and preparation of seminarians and pastors, limitations in the introductions and annotations to the various parts of the book, new knowledge of the history and theology of these very documents, and the occasional error in Tappert's translation. Kolb and Wengert's team of leading Reformation historians was augmented by consultation with one hundred other scholars and teachers who use The Book of Concord continually, and two other teams of scholars who have reviewed the translations. In coming years, two volumes of related documents will follow. -- taken from Amazon®.com
Law and Gospel : Philip Melanchthon's debate with John Agricola of Eisleben over poenitentia by Timothy J Wengert( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Telling the churches' stories : ecumenical perspectives on writing Christian history by Timothy J Wengert( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Melanchthon's Annotationes in Johannem in relation to its predecessors and contemporaries by Timothy J Wengert( Book )

14 editions published in 1987 in 4 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harvesting Martin Luther's reflections on theology, ethics, and the church( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading the Bible with Martin Luther : an introductory guide by Timothy J Wengert( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prominent Reformation historian Timothy Wengert introduces the basic components of Martin Luther's theology of the Bible and examines Luther's contributions to present-day biblical interpretation. Wengert addresses key points of debate regarding Luther's approach to the Bible that have often been misunderstood, including biblical authority, the distinction between law and gospel, the theology of the cross, and biblical ethics. He argues that Luther, when rightly understood, offers much wisdom to Christians searching for fresh approaches to the interpretation of Scripture. This brief but comprehensive overview is filled with insights on Luther's theology and its significance for contemporary debates on the Bible, particularly the New Perspective on Paul"--Publisher description
Philip Melanchthon (1497-1560) and the commentary( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pastoral Luther : essays on Martin Luther's practical theology( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christian assembly : marks of the church in a pluralistic age by Gordon Lathrop( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Melanchthon, speaker of the Reformation : Wittenberg's other reformer by Timothy J Wengert( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The studies in this volume illuminate the thought and life of Philip Melanchthon, one of the most neglected major figures in Reformation history and theology. Melanchthon was one of the most widely published and respected thinkers in his own day, who authored some of the sixteenth-century's most important books on Latin and Greek grammar, rhetoric, dialectics, and history, to say nothing of his theological output, which included the first overview of Protestant theology, the first Protestant commentaries on Romans, 1 & 2 Corinthians, and John. He was also the chief drafter of the Augsburg Confession and wrote its defense, the Apology. These essays, written over the past twenty years, commemorate the 450th anniversary of Melanchthon's death in 2010
Martin Luther's catechisms : forming the faith by Timothy J Wengert( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Martin Luther's catechisms - the Small Catechism in 1528-29, and the Large Catechism in spring 1529 - responded in part to "the deplorable, wretched deprivation that I recently encountered while I was a visitor" to rural Saxon congregations. The former was for laity, the latter an elaboration largely for the education of clergy, with Luther excoriating "their pure laziness and concern for their bellies." Reformation scholar Timothy Wengert has studied Luther's catechisms for the light they shed on the maturing Reformation faith but also for the fascinating lens they afford into the social world of Wittenberg in those years: children, clergy, education and publishing, marriage customs, devotion and prayer, and celebration of the Lord's Supper in this period, along with Luther's own hearty faith, are all illumined by these Western classics. In this volume, which also includes the texts of the catechisms, Wengert follows the traditional catechism order to demonstrate the dynamic faith exhibited in the catechisms in their original context and ours. An ideal resource for college and seminary classes, as well as individual and group reading, this volume will be a valued vehicle for understanding Reformation faith for many years to come." -- Publisher's description
Priesthood, pastors, bishops : public ministry for the Reformation and today by Timothy J Wengert( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The priesthood of all believers and other pious myths -- Other "proofs" for the existence of the priesthood of all believers -- The end of the public office of ministry in the Lutheran confessions -- Bishops in the Augsburg confession: servants of the crucified -- The Book of Concord's witness to the evangelical office of bishop -- Concluding comments
The roots of reform by Martin Luther( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Melanchthon : theologian in classroom, confession, and controversy by Irene Dingel( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and German and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These twelve essays by international scholars investigate Melanchthon's theological activities as teacher, confessor of the faith, and defender of his doctrine and ecclesiastical policies as they developed within the context of his service of society and church. In the past quarter century Melanchthon researchers have scrutinized older, mostly negative, interpretations of the Preceptor Germaniae. The editors present in this volume precisely focused appraisals of »Master Philip« in his role as theologian at the university and in the service of his own prince and others. By carefully placing his use of Aristotle, his understanding of the nature of training for pastoral ministry, his biblical exegesis in context, by analyzing four of his attempts to formulate Wittenberg teaching in public confession, by assessing how his own writings took on normative character for the church, and by tracing his thinking on the free will and the Lord's Supper in the midst of controversy, these authors offer carefully etched portraits of Melanchthon as Preceptor ecclesiae. This volume contributes to the expansion of our understanding of Melanchthon as key figure in the Wittenberg Reformation and the currents of controversy that have long surrounded the interpretation of his contributions. Biographische Informationen Prof. Dr. phil. theol. habil. Irene Dingel ist Direktorin des Leibniz-Instituts für Europäische Geschichte. Reihe Refo500 Academic Studies (R5AS) - Band 007
A formula for parish practice : using the Formula of Concord in congregations by Timothy J Wengert( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defending faith : Lutheran responses to Andreas Osiander's doctrine of justification, 1551-1559 by Timothy J Wengert( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defending Faith : Lutheran Responses to Andreas Osiander's Doctrine of Justification, 1551-1559 / von Timothy J. Wengert Justification by faith alone defined teaching in Evangelical churches of the sixteenth century. When the former reformer of Nuremberg, Andreas Osiander (1498-1552) advocated a different understanding of that doctrine in 1550 as professor of theology at the University of Königsberg in East Prussia, almost all other Evangelical churches in German-speaking lands rejected his position. Timothy J. Wengert studies their objections to Osiander's theology in detail, offering a theological perspective on the process of confessionalization among Lutherans in the period between Martin Luther's death in 1546 and the publication of the Book of Concord in 1580. Reactions against Osiander represent a singular literary event, when 100 tracts for and against Osiander's position were published between 1551 and 1559. The author of this study examines these responses, paying special attention to the contributions of Gnesio-Lutherans, Johannes Brenz and Philipp Melanchthon but also to the role that Luther's writings played in the debate
Martin Luther's ninety-five theses : with introduction, commentary, and study guide by Timothy J Wengert( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timothy J. Wengert, one of the best-know interpreters of Luther and Lutheranism active today, sets his newly translated Ninety-Five Theses in its historical context with a detailed introduction and illuminating study notes. To help the reader understand the context and the import of the Ninety-Five Theses more deeply, Wengert provides two more related and essential documents: Luther's Letter to Archbishop Albrecht of Mainz (to which he appended a copy of the Theses) and Luther's 1518 Sermon on Indulgences and Grace (written to inform the German-speaking public of his view of indulgences). The book is simply constructed with introductions and notes for each of the writings, as well as a study guide with questions for individual or group reflection and conversation
Church and sacraments by Martin Luther( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 3 of The Annotated Luther series presents five key writings that focus on Martin Luther's understanding of the gospel as it relates to church, sacraments, and worship. Included in the volume are: The Babylonian Captivity of the Church (1520); The German Mass and Order of the Liturgy (1526); That These Words of Christ, "This is my Body," etc., Still Stand Firm Against the Fanatics (1527); Concerning Rebaptism (1528), and On the Councils and the Church (1539). Luther refused to tolerate a church built on human works, whether it was the pope's authority or the faith or decision of individual believers. This is the thread that runs through all the texts in this volume: the church and sacraments belong to Christ, who founded and instituted them. Each volume in The Annotated Luther series contains new introductions, as well as annotations, illustrations, and notes to help shed light on Luther's context and interpret his writings for today. The translations of Luther's writings include updates of Luther's Works American Edition, or entirely new translations of Luther's German or Latin writings
Pastoral writings by Martin Luther( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 4 of The Annotated Luther series presents an array of Luther's writings related to pastoral work. Luther's famous Invocavit Sermons and other selected sermons show a forthright and lively preacher. Hymn texts reveal Luther's grasp of hymnody as a tool for conveying and expressing faith. His Small Catechism as well as several pieces on prayer, including his Personal Prayer Book and A Simple Way to Pray, show his engagement in the basic task of teaching the faith. Luther's prefaces to his own writings contain personal reflections on his reforming work. Also in this volume are his commentary on The Magnificat, selected letters, and shorter pieces that display his pastoral responses to particular situations: Sermon on Preparing to Die, Whether One May Flee from a Deadly Plague, and Comfort for Women Who Have Had a Miscarriage. Each volume in The Annotated Luther series contains new introductions, annotations, illustrations, and notes to help shed light on Luther's context and interpret his writings for today. The translations of Luther's writings include updates of Luther
 
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Human freedom, Christian righteousness : Philip Melanchthon's exegetical dispute with Erasmus of Rotterdam
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Wengert, Timothy 1950-

Wengert, Timothy J.

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English (113)

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The Book of Concord : the confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran ChurchLaw and Gospel : Philip Melanchthon's debate with John Agricola of Eisleben over poenitentiaTelling the churches' stories : ecumenical perspectives on writing Christian historyHarvesting Martin Luther's reflections on theology, ethics, and the churchPhilip Melanchthon (1497-1560) and the commentaryThe pastoral Luther : essays on Martin Luther's practical theologyChristian assembly : marks of the church in a pluralistic agePhilip Melanchthon, speaker of the Reformation : Wittenberg's other reformer