Mark Mattes

Mark Mattes (PhD, The University of Chicago) serves as the Lutheran Bible Institute chair in theology as well as department chair at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa. Prior to this call, he served parishes in Illinois and Wisconsin. He is the author of several books, including Law and Gospel in Action (New Reformation Press, 2019) and Martin Luther’s Theology of Beauty (Baker Academic, 2017). He serves as an associate editor of Lutheran Quarterly and a member of the Continuation Committee of the International Luther Congress.
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In the following exchange, theologians Mark Mattes and Michael Horton take turns asking each other some of the questions on their minds as they wrestle with the similarities and differences between their respective Lutheran and Reformed traditions on the role of images in worship, the difference between art and idolatry, and the nature of beauty. [...]

Michael S. Horton
Mark Mattes
Tuesday, January 9th 2024

“Modern Reformation has championed confessional Reformation theology in an anti-confessional and anti-theological age.”

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