Reflections on Martin Luther and Biblical Studies
OverviewLuther challenges the academy to speak beyond itself.
Whatever the theological malady, Martin Luther prescribed the same remedy: the word of God. For Luther, the Word was central to the Christian life. As a lover, translator, and interpreter of Scripture, Luther believed the Bible was too important to be left to academics. God's word has always been and must always be for God's people. What, then, can biblical studies learn from Luther?
In Always Reforming, leading Lutheran, Reformed, and Baptist scholars explore Martin Luther as an interpreter of Scripture. The contributors elucidate central themes of Luther's approach to Scripture, place him within contemporary dialogue, and suggest how he might reform biblical studies.
By retrieving Luther's voice for the conversations of today, the contributors embody a spirit that is always reforming.
Author BioChanning L. Crisler (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is associate professor of New Testament and Biblical Greek at Anderson University. He is author of Reading Romans as Lament: Paul's Use of Old Testament Lament in His Most Famous Letter and Echoes of Lament and the Christology of Luke.
Robert L. Plummer (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is Collin and Evelyn Aikman Professor of Biblical Studies at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is founder of The Daily Dose of Greek and author of 40 Questions about Interpreting the Bible.