Author Archive | Marc Brown

Luther’s Spirituality

Marc Brown: Features of Luther’s Spirituality Theologian Robert Webber describes a dinner party where the subject of spirituality was introduced. Once broached, the topic generated a number of culturally acceptable responses reminiscent of an article that once described “Spirituality in America” as “what we believe, how we pray, where we find God.”[1]  The article, from […]

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Augustine and Preaching Piety

Marc Brown: Augustine’s Bible was a Latin translation. In Augustine’s time, there were several old Latin translations, commonly referred to as Vetus Latina.[1] When compared to the polished prose of writers like Cicero, none of them were particularly elegant. This quality contributed to some educated converts, such as Augustine, perceiving the scriptures as “clumsy, clunky Latin”[2] […]

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