Martin Luther: a helpful introduction to his life & theology from Wikipedia
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"Pastoral theology is the branch of practical theology concerned with the application of the study of religion in the context of regular church ministry. This approach to theology seeks to give practical expression to theology. Normally viewed as an 'equipping' of ministers, practical theology is often considered to be more pragmatic than speculative, indeed, essentially a practical science. Hence its main interests are in those areas of theology which will aid clergy in ministry. Topics tend to include homiletics, pastoral care, sacramental theology, and ethics." (Wikipedia)
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For the latest books on Pastoral Ministry, Preaching and Theology, see the gallery of new titles below, as well as these three Luther Library Guides: Ministry, Mission & Leadership; Pastoral Care; and Preaching.
"Martin Luther was, more than anything else, a pastor and a preacher. This simple, almost innocuous commonplace holds one of the most important, yet virtually unexplored keys to understanding Luther's impact on the history of the Christian church." (Timothy Wengert)
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