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Two Kinds of Love: Martin Luthers Religious World Tuomo Mannermaa

Two Kinds of Love: Martin Luthers Religious World

Tuomo Mannermaa

Published in Finland in 1983, Two Kinds of Love is the second of Tuomo Mannermaas provocative books offering a distinctly different interpretation of Martin Luthers theology. The other, Christ Present in Faith, was published
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Published in Finland in 1983, Two Kinds of Love is the second of Tuomo Mannermaas provocative books offering a distinctly different interpretation of Martin Luthers theology. The other, Christ Present in Faith, was published by Fortress Press inMorePublished in Finland in 1983, Two Kinds of Love is the second of Tuomo Mannermaas provocative books offering a distinctly different interpretation of Martin Luthers theology. The other, Christ Present in Faith, was published by Fortress Press in 2005. In Two Kinds of Love, Mannermaa unfolds Luthers understanding of love as the key to the reformers theology of grace. Human love orients toward that which is lovable to it-- toward that which is already good and beautiful-- and, as such, comes into being only through the prestige and glory of the loved one. In contrast, Gods love, which does not find but creates the lovable in its object, is a pure gift of grace, which makes possible our love for God and for one another. Mannermaa spearheaded the Finnish Luther Research project for more than twenty years, and more than any other is responsible for the unique perspective on Luther contributed to Luther scholarship by the Finnish School. Two Kinds of Love concludes with an afterword, reviewing Finnish Luther Research since 1977.