luther, una sancta, theology, unbelievers, congregation, doctrine, grace, christendom
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Luther's concept of the Una Sancta was first and last soteriological; not sociological, not statistical, not organizational, not eschatological. Luther's emphasis on soteriology in his definition of the Church can be understood only in the light of his theological principle. Scholastic theology had not satisfied him. Its Aristotelian method had failed to bring assurance of peace to his heart, and its autosoteric principles had been unable to quiet his conscience. The Apostle's message: "The sinner is justified by faith alone," changed Luther's theology both as to method and to content.
Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
Psalm 45:11; Galatians 5:19;
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Mayer, F. E.
"The Una Sancta in Luther's Theology,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 18, Article 67.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol18/iss1/67