By Brian Lugioyo
Martin Bucer has frequently been portrayed as a diplomat who tried to reconcile divergent theological perspectives, occasionally at any fee, or as a practical pastor who was once extra curious about ethics than theology. those representations have ended in the view that Bucer was once a theological lightweight, rightly put within the shadow of Luther and Calvin. This ebook makes a distinct argument.
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It is no surprise that with the rise of the ecumenical movement in the twentieth century, interest in this reformer and his negotiations with Catholics has increased. ”9 Yet, if for no other reason than the danger of anachronism, it seems appropriate to ask if we have accurately appropriated Martin Bucer as an ecumenist. To describe Bucer’s discussions with those loyal to the pope as ecumenical or irenic may obscure the truth of his own intentions, not least because Bucer’s thought is never easily categorized.
3. 100. BDS 5, 355–358. See also Thompson, Eucharistic Sacriﬁce, 138–139. ”101 It indicated that his work would be written with ἐπιείκεια, breaking from what might be seen as the polemical tradition of other commentaries. Bucer’s desire for fairness in externals was a strategy that he believed could contribute to the ediﬁcation of the Christian Church, which was menaced by internal divisions. He did not desire to nourish ﬁghts of one faction against another;102 he knew that the truth is difﬁcult to come by through polemics; and it was in the truth that he wanted consensus.
34. ” 35. See Bucer, Handel mit Conrat Treger (1524), (Bibliographie 6), in BDS 2, 15–173. 36. For this letter from the Strasbourg preachers, see BCor 1, 222–224. 37. In regard to Bucer’s activities there, see the dedicatory preface to the Bernese ministers in his John Commentary in BOL 2, 1–15. ” 22 MARTIN BUCER’S DOCTRINE OF JUSTIFICATION than impersonal polemics. As such he used his personality and skill in negotiations to advance the truth. David Wright notes: “For him the colloquy no less than the pulpit could be an arena for the extension of the kingdom of Christ through the word of Christ.