Wittenberg Meets the World

Reimagining the Reformation at the Margins

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Alberto L. Garcia, John A. Nunes
  • Grand Rapids, MI: 
    Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
    , April
     208 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Armand J. Boehme forthcoming.


As the global church assesses the legacy of the Lutheran Reformation, Alberto García and John Nunes in this book reimagine central Reformational themes from black, Hispanic, and other perspectives traditionally at the margins of catholic-evangelical communities.

Focusing on the central theme of justification, García and Nunes delve into three interlinked aspects of the church's life in the world—martyria (witness), diakonia (service), and koinōnia (fellowship). They argue that it is critically important and vitally enriching for the whole church, especially Eurocentric Protestant churches, to learn from the grassroots theological emphases of Christian communities in the emerging world.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Alberto L. García is professor emeritus of theology at Concordia University Wisconsin, an ordained Lutheran pastor, and coeditor of Critical Issues in Ecclesiology.

John A. Nunes is president of Concordia College New York, an ordained Lutheran pastor, and the author of Voices from the City: Issues and Images of Urban Preaching.

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