The Apocalyptic Luther

Ken Sundet Jones

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 7/1/2005

Issue: Apocalypse Then and Now (Vol. 25, No 3, Summer, 2005)

Luther saw the entire plane of human existence as a battleground fought over by God and the devil. The center of this apocalyptic battle lay in pulpit and altar, where the sinner received in word and sacraments the promise of Christ's salvation, which alone could produce the faith that would thwart the devil's attacks.

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