Matthew Riegel is the Bishop of the West Virginia-Western Maryland Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
The End of the Human: Relocating Sanctification in Luther’s Thought
September/October 2017: Lutherans and Sanctification (Volume 17 Issue 5)
In order to discern Luther’s thoughts sanctification, and their significance for us today, Riegel, Bishop of the West Virginia-Western Maryland Synod, examines Luther’s questions: “What is the human creature? And what is its end?” With such an emphasis on justification in Lutheran theology, what role is there for sanctification? For Riegel, the answer likes in Luther’s theological anthropology.