Saturday, April 11, 2009

Luther on Oratio, Meditatio, Tentatio

As we begin I want to share a quote by Martin Luther which is the basis for this blog. I want you to know how to study theology in the right way. I have practiced this method myself ... Here you will find three rules. They are frequently proposed throughout Psalm [119] and run thus: Oratio, meditatio, tentatio (Prayer, meditation, trial). (Taken from What Luther Says: An Anthology, Vol. 3, p. 1359 and 1360.) Much of our lives are caught up with these three things, or should be, prayer, meditation, trial. Let us hold fast to the truth of Scripture and to what our spritual forefathers have revealed to us in written word about these three critical areas of life. As this blog progresses we'll look at what they have to say about prayer, meditation and trials.

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