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Luther’s Liturgical Logic

Jansons, Linards (2014) Luther’s Liturgical Logic. Australian Journal of Liturgy, 14 (1). pp. 2-13. ISSN 1030-617X


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This article takes its cue from Bryan Sink’s argument that Luther’s revision of the Canon of the Mass is a brilliant example of how the doctrine of justification should function as a criterion for liturgical renewal. Here justification and liturgy are integrally connected. Secondly, the article shows that the doctrine of justification does not lead to liturgical disinterest but rather to liturgical engagement. In sum, if Luther said that liturgical forms are a matter of indifference, this could only mean that precise ceremonial forms are not prescribed by the gospel. But precisely because the liturgy serves to provide a framework for the proclamation and enactment of God’s justifying work, he was anything but indifferent towards liturgical forms.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Luther; Lutheran liturgy; liturgical renewal; Luther’s reform of the Mass; Eucharistic prayer; justification by faith; word and sign; sacrament and sacrifice; Formula Missae;
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Applied Research
Subjects: D - Liturgy
College/Association with University of Divinity: ALC: Australian Lutheran College
Depositing User: Ms Rosslyn Darmody
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2015 00:11
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2015 00:11
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1775

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