A Discussion of the Understanding of Love and Grace in Bernard of Clairvaux's and Martin Luther's TheologiesEn diskussion af forståelsen af kærlighed og nåde i Bernhard af Clairvaux's og Maritn Luthers teologier
This article engages the understanding of love and grace in Bernard's and Luther's theologies. Taking as a point of departure Anders Nygren's dichotomy of love in agape and eros, Wiberg Pedersen outlines some of the issues raised by Nygren's thesis. Arguing against Nygren's caricature of Bernard's theology, Wiberg Pedersen shows the similarities between Bernard's and Luther's understandings of love and grace, which lead her to hypothesize that Luther was inspired by Bernard in a "theologia caritatis" that is simultaneously a "theologia cordis" (creation and inspiration) and a "theologia crucis" (incarnation and justification), all led by grace.
Dialog (st Paul), 2011, Vol 50, Issue 1, p. 15-25
kærlighed og nåde; det salige bytte; det dobbelte kærlighedsbud; Anders Nygren og kritikken af ham; Bernhard af Clairvaux; Martin Luther