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date: 25 June 2019

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Luther’s activities as biblical exegete deepened his convictions regarding the sole ultimate authority of the Bible and the distinction of law and promise as the key to its interpretation. Mutual influence between his lectures on and his translation of the Bible reveals how his study of Scripture shaped his thinking, as did his preaching. The pericopes and seasons of the church year guided his study of Scripture in conjunction with his preaching. His catechisms and devotional works also moulded his expression of his faith; he used catechetical texts and arguments in his public writings; the catechisms made his thought clear on the popular level.

Keywords: preaching, exegetical lectures, catechesis, devotional literature, church year

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