Reviewing the Reformation

Reviewing the Reformation Ecclesiology 4 (2008) 267–270 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI 10.1163/174553108X341251 www.brill.nl/ecso ECCLESIOLOGY Editorial Reviewing the Reformation It was announced in March 2008 that Pope Benedict XVI intended to reassess Martin Luther and would use the meeting of the Ratzinger circle of theolo- gians at Castelgandolfo in September for that purpose. Cardinal Walter Kasper commented: ‘We have much to learn from Luther, beginning with the impor- tance he attached to the word of God’ ( Th e Times , 6 March 2008). Th ere was speculation that the Pope might lift Luther’s excommunication, that he might say that Luther was not a heretic after all. Such statements would belong within the trajectory that began with Roman Catholic revaluations of Luther in the 1980s and 1990s. John Paul II stated in 1980 that the Augsburg Confession refl ected ‘a full accord on fundamental and central truths’ with Roman Catholic doctrine and he followed this irenic judgement by preaching in a Lutheran church in Rome. In 1983, the joint Lutheran – Roman Catholic statement ‘Martin Luther – Witness to Jesus Christ’ attempted to overcome the historic division precipitated by Luther’s reforms and to present a Luther who belonged to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ecclesiology Brill

Reviewing the Reformation

Ecclesiology, Volume 4 (3): 267 – Jan 1, 2008

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© 2008 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1744-1366
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10.1163/174553108X341251
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Ecclesiology 4 (2008) 267–270 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI 10.1163/174553108X341251 www.brill.nl/ecso ECCLESIOLOGY Editorial Reviewing the Reformation It was announced in March 2008 that Pope Benedict XVI intended to reassess Martin Luther and would use the meeting of the Ratzinger circle of theolo- gians at Castelgandolfo in September for that purpose. Cardinal Walter Kasper commented: ‘We have much to learn from Luther, beginning with the impor- tance he attached to the word of God’ ( Th e Times , 6 March 2008). Th ere was speculation that the Pope might lift Luther’s excommunication, that he might say that Luther was not a heretic after all. Such statements would belong within the trajectory that began with Roman Catholic revaluations of Luther in the 1980s and 1990s. John Paul II stated in 1980 that the Augsburg Confession refl ected ‘a full accord on fundamental and central truths’ with Roman Catholic doctrine and he followed this irenic judgement by preaching in a Lutheran church in Rome. In 1983, the joint Lutheran – Roman Catholic statement ‘Martin Luther – Witness to Jesus Christ’ attempted to overcome the historic division precipitated by Luther’s reforms and to present a Luther who belonged to

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