Luther’s concept of theology and virtue ethics

  • Vojtěch Novotný


The aim of this article is to explain Luther’s concept of theology with particular regard to the place that it belongs to virtue ethics. First of all, we present Luther’s definition of theology as a repentant knowledge of God and of man. Then, we develop his hamartiological and soteriological definition of man. Thus, we show that Luther’s focusing on soteriology carries the risk of the thematic reduction. Finally , we discuss the issue of virtues ethics in Luther's concept of theology.

How to Cite
NOVOTNÝ, Vojtěch. Luther’s concept of theology and virtue ethics. Acta Universitatis Carolinae Theologica, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 1, p. 71-85, jan. 2017. ISSN 2336-3398. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 22 nov. 2019. doi:


Luther; theology, definition of man, virtue ethics