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Master of Divinity (M.Div)
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Romans 10:4; 2 Timothy 3:15; Acts 10:43; Acts 3:19,24; John 20:31; John 5:39; Psalm 40:7-8;
The scope of this paper has been limited by suggestion of the advisor to a discussion of the material principle of Lutheran theology as a hermeneutical presupposition, although readings for the research elective included a much wider range of subjects related to contemporary hermeneutics. It is the purpose of this paper to demonstrate the theological background for the concept of the Lutheran material principle, to describe its function as a hermeneutical presupposition, and to demonstrate that certain presuppositions of some contemporary methods of interpretation contradict those underlying the material principle of Lutheran theology.
Blomenberg, Ralph, "The Material Principle of Lutheran Theology as a Hermeneutical Presupposition" (1981). Master of Divinity Thesis. 55.
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