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Master of Sacred Theology (STM)
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Genesis 1; Luke 2; Daniel 2; Romans 8; Romans 10; 2 Peter 1:3; 2 Cor. 8:9; Gal. 4:4–6; 1 John 3:1–2
Drinnon, Roger A. “The Source and Application of Thomas Müntzer’s Theology of Divinization in His Marginal Notes on Tertullian.” Thesis, Concordia Seminary, 2021. 101 pp.
Traditional Lutheran and Marxist interpretations of Thomas Müntzer inadequately account for Müntzer’s theology and practice. The doctrine of the order of creation tied Müntzer’s theology and practice together. According to the order of creation, the goal of the material world was to return to God at the end of time. Müntzer’s writings on the order of creation stated the doctrine was the central tenet of Christianity. By returning to God, Müntzer believed the creation would become divinized. Müntzer found this doctrine in the works of the North African Church Father Tertullian and used Tertullian’s writings to justify to his own attempt to divinize society and bring about the apocalypse.
Drinnon, Roger, "The Source and Application of Thomas Müntzer's Theology of Divination in His Marginal Notes on Tertullian" (2021). Master of Sacred Theology Thesis. 399.
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