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Research Seminar

Theology Seminars Martinmas Semester 2020

The Seminar will meet this semester online on Wednesdays, from 12:30am to 2.00pm (BST) on Teams, beginning next week, 23rd September. Those who are already on the list will receive an invitation via Teams. Those who would like to receive an invitation should contact Prof. Christoph Schwöbel (cs323@st-andrews.ac.uk)

Martin Luther’s Theology


Wednesday, 23rd September

Introduction to the Seminar: “Interpreting Luther’s Theology: Challenges, Controversies and Conversations” (Prof. Christoph Schwöbel)

Wednesday, 30th September

The Disputation against Scholastic Theology (1517)

Wednesday, 7th October

The Heidelberg Disputation (1518)

Wednesday, 14th October

The Disputation concerning Man (1536)

Wednesday, 21st Ocotober

On the Bondage of the Will (1525) (1): The Two Distinctions that make up the forma Christianismi

Wednesday, 28th October

Independent Learning Week – No seminar

Wednesday, 4th November

On the Bondage of the Will (2): God’s Prescience and Human Freedom

Wednesday, 11th November

On the Bondage of the Will (3): God’s Prescience and Human Freedom – What can we know now in the light of nature and grace, and what do we hope to know in the light of glory?

Wednesday, 18th November

The Large Catechism: Luther’s Explanation of the Third Article of the Creed – Threefold Divine Self-giving and the Life of Faith

Wednesday 25th November

Martin Luther and Jonathan Edwards – on Bondage of the Will and Free Will

The basic readings for the seminar will be made available as files on Microsoft Teams. It would be good, if members of staff or PGR students could offer brief introductions to the text and the topic of the respective seminar sessions on a hand-out that should present an overview of the text and perhaps questions and theses for interpretation.




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St Mary's College
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Fife, Scotland, UK

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