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date: 16 June 2019

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Luther’s theology presents a linguistic theory and is expressed in specific linguistic practices, arising out of but also transforming contemporary rhetoric, dialectics, and grammar. His use of God’s Word unfolded in the practice of prayer and meditation in the midst of spiritual struggles. He emphasized the connection between the physical aspects of speech and its content. What God as creator does through his Word permeated Luther’s thinking; God shares himself in his Word of promise, a creative Word in which God is present. This resulted in a new ontology, growing out of God’s address to his human creatures, especially in Christ, the Word made flesh.

Keywords: language, Word of God, ontology, human creature

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