We will explore why Luther thought the Bible was the most important volume for everyone to have and read. Included here will be a careful consideration of Luther’s anti-Judaism, which contributed to western antisemitism and some of the greatest horrors of the twentieth century.
We will talk about the idea of freedom, and how Luther’s understanding of freedom in Christ affected the way modern thinkers understood what it means to be human in community.
Finally, we will talk about the many complicated relations between religion and politics.
The class will consist of video presentations, short readings, and discussion led by Pastor John.