Date of Award

5-1-1965

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)

Department

Historical Theology

First Advisor

Carl Meyer

Abstract

Actually, the study of the relationship between Luther and Bernard is an investigation into the Catholic Luther, a study of Luther's medieval theological heritage. Although Luther reformed the church and reoriented its theology, he retained an appreciation for those Christian theologians and churchmen who had preceded him and were transmitting to him the faith once delivered to the saints. In the investigation of one or more aspects of the relationship between Luther and Bernard, one confronts an interesting illustration of Luther's appreciation of the medieval Catholic tradition. The serious student of Luther must recognize that Luther basically approached the history of the Church and Christian thought with an evangelical perspective. Luther recognized that the theological tradition which he received through St. Bernard and many others did contain the light of Christ.

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.

Share

COinS