Martin Luther

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Scripture

Wednesday 10th June, 7pm

By The Rt. Rev’d. Dr. Graham Tomlin

Martin Luther is well known for his advocacy of the authority of Scripture within the church. In this lecture, Bishop Graham will explore why this was so important for Luther, how he felt Scripture should be interpreted, and something of the legacy of Luther’s views on the Bible in subsequent church history and theology.

The Rt Revd Dr Graham Tomlin is Bishop of Kensington and President of St Mellitus College. Among past roles he has served as Chaplain of Jesus College Oxford and Vice Principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, where he taught within the Theology Faculty of Oxford University on Historical Theology, specialising in the Reformation period. He was the first Dean of St Mellitus College. He is the author of many books and articles, including The Power of the Cross: Theology and the Death of Christ in Paul, Luther and Pascal (1999), a biography of Martin Luther entitled Luther and his World (2002), Looking through the Cross (the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book for 2014), and Luther’s Gospel: Reimagining the World (2018). He is married to Janet and has two children and three grandchildren. He suffers a lifelong addiction to Bristol City Football Club.

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