25 books and articles on Martin Luther’s theology

By Rod Benson, 14 August 2020. Call numbers are those assigned by the Donald Robinson Library at Moore Theological College, Sydney.

Martin Luther defends his theology at the Diet of Worms in 1521.



Pelikan, Jaroslav & Lehmann, Helmut T. (eds), Luther’s Works (55 vols.; St Louis: Concordia Publishing House/Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1955-2020).  230.41 LUT

Lull, Timothy F. & Russell, William R. (eds), Martin Luther’s Basic Theological Writings (3rd edn; Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2012).  230.41 LUT


Articles & chapters

George, Timothy, “Yearning for grace: Martin Luther,” in Theology of the Reformers (2nd edn; Nashville: B&H Academic, 2013), 53-111.  230.09031 GEO

Hagen, Kenneth, “Luther, Martin (1483-1546),” in Donald K. McKim (ed.), Dictionary of Major Biblical Interpreters (Downers Grove: IVP, 2007), 687-694.  220.60092 MCK

Hendrix, Scott, “Luther’s theology,” in Erwin Fahlbusch et al (eds), The Encyclopedia of Christianity (vol. 3 of 5; trans. Geoffrey W. Bromiley; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003 [1992]), 370-375.  230.003 ENC

Lund, E., “Lutheranism and Lutheran Theology,” in Martin Davie et al (eds), New Dictionary of Theology (2nd edn; Downers Grove: IVP, 2016), 540-543.  230.03 DAV

Mattox,  Mickey L., “Luther, Martin,” in Kevin J. Vanhoozer et al (eds), Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible(Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2005), 471-473.  220.3 VAN

Tomlin, G., “Luther, Martin (1483-1546),” in Martin Davie et al (eds), New Dictionary of Theology (2nd edn; Downers Grove: IVP, 2016), 537-540.  230.03 DAV

Trueman, Carl R. & Eunjin Kim, “The Reformers and their Reformations,” in Matthew Barrett (ed.), Reformation Theology: A Systematic Summary (Wheaton: Crossway, 2017), 111-141 [especially pp. 112-117, and the summary paragraph on p. 107 by Gerald Bray].  230.44 BAR



Althaus, Paul, The Theology of Martin Luther (trans. Robert C. Scultz; Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1966 [1963]).  230.41 ALT

Bayer, Oswald, Martin Luther’s Theology: A Contemporary Interpretation (trans. Thomas H. Trapp; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003). 230.41 LUT

Braaten, Carl E., & Robert Jenson (eds), Christian Dogmatics (2 vols; Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1984).  230.41 BRA

Braaten, Carl E., Principles of Lutheran Theology (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1983).  230.41 BRA

Ebeling, Gerhard, Luther: An Introduction to His Thought (London: Collins, 1970 [1964]).  284.1 EBE

Gritsch, Eric W. & Robert W. Jenson, Lutheranism: The Theological Movement and Its Confessional Writings (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1976).  230.41 GRI

Kolb, Robert, Irene Dingel & L’Ubomír Batka (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Martin Luther’s Theology (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014).  230.4 LUT

Kolb, Robert, The Christian Faith: A Lutheran Exposition (St Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House, 1993).  230.41 KOL

Kramm, H. H., The Theology of Martin Luther (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2009 [1947]).  230.41 LUT

Lohse, Bernhard, Martin Luther’s Theology: Its Historical and Systematic Development (trans. & ed. Roy A. Harrisville; Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1999 [1995]).  230.41 LUT

McGrath, Alister, Luther’s Theology of the Cross (2nd edn; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011).  230.4104 MCG

Mueller, Steven P. (ed.), Called to Believe, Teach, and Confess: An Introduction to Doctrinal Theology (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2005).  230.41 MUE

Pelikan, Jaroslav, The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine. Volume 4: Reformation of the Church and Dogma (1300-1700) (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1984) [especially pp. 127-182].  230.09 PEL

Steinmetz, David C., Luther in Context (2nd edn; Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2002).  230.41092 LUT

Wengert, Timothy J. (ed.), The Pastoral Luther: Essays on Martin Luther’s Practical Theology (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009).  253.092 WEN

Whitford, David M., Luther: A Guide for the Perplexed (London: T&T Clark, 2011).  230.41 LUT


Are there other recently published resources that should replace others in this list? Comment below, or email me at theologywhisperer@gmail.com

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