Interpreting Luther

Bernhard Lohse issues a very important piece of advice when reading studies of Luther’s theology and a warning for each of us as we approach Luther’s writings. He writes:

…There can be no doubt that every description of Luther’s theology is at least linked to a given author’s often very personal intent to make a statement, so that some descriptions are plainly the author’s personal confession (Martin Luther’s Theology: Its Historical and Systematic Development, 4).

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