(Lat. theol. of the cross). Term used by M. Luther* in reference to the fact that true theology derives from study of the humiliation and suffering of Christ, in contrast to the theologia gloriae (Lat. theol. of glory) of mystic and scholastic speculation, which holds that true knowledge of God derives from the study of nature, which reflects God's glory. Cf., e.g., WA 1, 353374, 613, 614. See also Heidelbeng disputation.
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