Date of Award

Spring 5-20-2022

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Systematic Theology

First Advisor

Leopoldo A. Sánchez M.

Scripture References in this Resource

2 Corinthians 11:4; Genesis 3:14; Isaiah 45:7; Romans 8:38-39; John 8:44; 1 Chronicles 21:1-8; 2nd Corinthians 12; Job 1:12; Matthew 8:28-34; Genesis 3:1; Ephesians 6; Luke 4:1; Matthew 4:11; Romans 8:18; 1st Peter 4:12-13


Shick, Alexandria M. “God and Satan: A Look at Martin Luther’s Titles for Satan and What They Reveal About the Relationship Between God and Satan.” M.A. Thesis, Concordia Seminary, 2022 87 pp.

The relationship between God and Satan is complex and intertwined. There is a tendency in Christianity to overemphasize Satan’s power and his place in the realm of evil and in so doing neglect and disregard what it means for God to be truly omnipotent. Luther understood Satan as being under God’s will, only having the ability to act where, when and how God allowed or permitted. The complex and intertwined relationship between Satan and God must be properly understood for the benefit of spiritual care in the church.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.