Tomorrow Night: Martin Luther

This Tuesday, we’ll be moving along from the mysticism of Evelyn Underhill to the theology & exegesis of Martin Luther.  However, this is most appropriate in my opinion because we need to have a firm underpinning of doctrine & theology in our minds before we embark on the journey of contemplation and mysticism — else we end up heterodox like Origen, Evagrius, Meister Eckhart, Madame Guyon.  The life of prayer as we looked at it in Underhill is to be intrinsically connected to the life of the intellect and the reading of Scripture.

Our reading shall be his “Preface of the Epistle of St. Paul to the Romans.”  It’s about 14 pages long and crammed full of ideas and teachings; I heartily recommend you read it more than once.  It is online here.

If you have time, also check out the Christian History article and his 95 Theses.


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