With the amount of material written on the ideas of Martin Luther, one might assume that nearly every aspect of his thought has had extensive treatment. However, some themes in the Reformer still remain relatively unexplored. Mark Mattes addresses one of these neglected themes of Luther: beauty. Based on his Mattes's book Martin Luther's Theology of Beauty, this course places Luther's thought in its medieval context, and demonstrates why this theme of beauty matters today.
About the Instructor:
Mark Mattes is associate professor of religion and philosophy at Grand View College in Des Moines, Iowa. He is the author of "Martin Luther’s Theology of Beauty," "The Role of Justification in Contemporary Theology," "Imaging the Journey," and "Law and Gospel in Action."
Length of Course: One Two-Hour Seminar
I. Martin Luther's Theology of Beauty
II. Questions and Answers