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Theology of Martin LutherTheology of Martin Luther
Paul Althaus
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This is a comprehensive and systematic survey of Martin Luther's entire thought by an internationally recognized authority in the field of Reformation research. The main theological questions which engaged the Reformer's attention are set forth in clear and simple fashion, along with a host of quotations from this own writings to illumine the presentation. Scholars and laypersons alike will appreciate the more than a thousand instances in which the author allows Luther to speak forcefully and directly for himself.
     


Martin Luther: His Road to Reformation-  1483-1521.Martin Luther: His Road to Reformation- 1483-1521.
Martin Brecht

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Martin Brecht's biography of young Luther is now offered to the English speaking public. It is intended to take the place of Heinrich Boehmer's biography, originally published in 1925 and translated by John W.Doberstein and Theodore G. Tappert. This work takes Luther to 1521.
     

Martin Luther: Shaping and Defining the Reformation, 1521-1532Martin Luther: Shaping and Defining the Reformation, 1521-1532
Martin Brecht

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Brecht here describes the years in which the distinctive aspects of the Reformation took shape. During this time four difficult conflicts -- the Peasants' War, the interchange between Luther and Erasmus, debates on the Lord's Supper, and the rise of Anabaptist groups -- strengthened the need to fashion new orders for governing the church and the need to develop new patterns for worship and the instruction of youth. Luther the theologian was occupied with problems of politics, economy, law, and education. In addition, his own life was altered by his marriage. Martin Brecht, leading Luther Scholar, is Professor of Reformation and Modern Church History at the University of Muenster, Germany.
     

Martin Luther: The Preservation of the ChurchMartin Luther: The Preservation of the Church
Martin Brecht

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The third volume of Brecht's magnificent biorgraphy describes the final fourteen years of Luther's life, beginning with the accession of Elector John Frederick in 1532. A work of immense and engaging scholarship, gracefully translated by the late James Schaaf, this volume offers comprehensive and original interpretations of Luther's private life, his congregation and the church in Saxony, his professorial lectures and theological controversies, Bible translation, Luther and the Council of Trent, and his later writings about the Jews and Turks.
     

Lift High This Cross: The Theology of Martin LutherLift High This Cross: The Theology of Martin Luther
Eugene F.A. Klug
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Do Martin Luther's writings continue to impact Christianity and society? As you become better acquainted with the remarkable events and people revealed in Luther's lifetime of writing, this overview of the reformer's key sermons, theological pamphlets, and confessional documents demonstrates that the distinctive themes of the Reformation remain influential today.
     

The Triumph of Truth: A Life of Martin LutherThe Triumph of Truth: A Life of Martin Luther
Jean Henri Merle D'Aubigne
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Written by a 19th century revivalist, this fascinating biography provides an in-depth look at the man who shook Europe by declaring that "the just shall live by faith." Young adults will be captivated by the story of Luther's spiritual pilgrammage from fearful monk to courageous reformer.
     


Luther & His Times: The Reformation from a New PerspectiveLuther & His Times: The Reformation from a New Perspective
Ernest Schwiebert

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Luther and His Times examines the early years and development of the great reformer of the church. Schwiebert examines the available primary and secondary source materials in America and Germany to prepare this unique study of Luther. Sections address: The European scene, providing background for Luther and the Reformation Luther's early life and monastic struggles; The university environment at Wittenberg Luther's posting of the theses, the early conflicts with Rome, the diet of Worms; The growth of the Reformation church and the attempts to unify Christendom; The last years of Luther's life.
     

Luther for Armchair TheologiansLuther for Armchair Theologians
Steven Paulson
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Written by experts but designed for the non-expert, the Armchair series provides accurate, concise, and witty overviews of some of the most profound Christian theologians in history. An essential supplement for first-time encounters with primary texts, a lucid refresher for scholars and clergy, and an enjoyable read for the theologically curious.

Martin Luther started a reformation movement that revolutionized Europe in the sixteenth century. His far-reaching reforms of theological understanding and church practices radically modified both church and society in Europe and beyond. Paulson's introduction to Luther's thought, coupled with the illustrations, provides an engaging introduction to Luther's multifaceted self and the ideas that catapulted him to fame.
     


Martin Luther: The Man Who Started the ReformationMartin Luther: The Man Who Started the Reformation
Thomas Lindsay
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Martin Luther's father was a miner with ambitions--he wanted to better himself and provide his children with a good education. Martin upset his father's plan be becoming a monk rather than a lawyer, but by the age of 29 he was a professor of theology. In addition to his college duties he preached almost every day and visited people on pastoral duties--he kept two secretaries very busy. Luther's father meanwhile, became a town councilor, the part owner of six mines and owned a large house in the main street. What happened to make this son of the upwardly mobile establishment into the revolutionary who nailed 95 Theses onto the church door at Wittenburg, affecting not only the whole of the Christian Church but also breaking the power of a European superstate? This is the story of a passionate, flawed and courageous man who loved his family and the people around him; a man who went further in challenging the status quo than any other in history, the man who started the Reformation.
     


Faith and Freedom: An Invitation to the Writings of Martin LutherFaith and Freedom: An Invitation to the Writings of Martin Luther
Martin Luther
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(PUBVintage)Pithy selections taken from a broad range of Luther's writings---commentaries, treatises, sermons, letters, "table talks," hymns, polemics---introduce you to Protestantism's most exciting thinker. A polyglot and workaholic, Luther reshaped the faith of millions with his astute observations. 388 pages, softcover.
     

Here I Stand: A Life of Martin LutherHere I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther
Roland H. Bainton
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Here is an authoritative, unforgettable biography of Martin Luther, the great religious leader, who entered a monastery as a youth and who, as a man, shattered the structure of the medieval church. Luther spoke out against the corrupt religious practices that then existed. His demand that the authority for doctrine and practice be Scriptures, rather than Popes or Councils, echoed around the world and ignited the Great Reformation. Accused of heresy and threatened with excommunication and death, Luther maintained his bold stand and refused to recant. In his crusade to eliminate religious abuses, he did more than any other man to establish the Protestant faith. With sound historical scholarship and penetrating insight, Roland Bainton examines Luther's widespread influence. He re-creates the spiritual setting of the sixteenth century, showing Luther's place within it and influence upon it. Richly illustrated with more than 100 woodcuts and engravings from Luther's own time, Here I Stand dramatically brings to life Martin Luther, the great reformer.
     


Martin Luther: A Guided Tour of His Life and ThoughtMartin Luther: A Guided Tour of His Life and Thought
Stephen J. Nichols
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Protestants of all stripes have long read at least a few of Martin Luther's works, but 21st-century readers need guidance and encouragement. Stephen Nichols's Martin Luther provides both. After an exciting overview of Luther's life and theology, Nichols orients the reader to some of the Reformer's major works: The Bondage of the Will, The Three Treaties, The Small Catechism, and On the Councils and the Church. Luther's ethical writings, "table talk," hymns, and sermons also receive due attention. "A Select Guide to Books by and about Luther" concludes this volume, which displays more than 20 illustrations.
     


Luther the Reformer: The Story of the Man and His CareerLuther the Reformer: The Story of the Man and His Career
James M. Kittelson
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(PUBFortress)"Bainton's Here I Stand will remain a classic, but Kittelson's should become a necessary supplement. He makes an especially important contribution by including more recent evaluations of Luther's mature and later years. Kittelson's narrative packs a punch,"---Christian Century. 334 pages, softcover.
     

Harvesting Martin Luther's Reflections on Theology, Ethics, and the ChurchHarvesting Martin Luther's Reflections on Theology, Ethics, and the Church
Timothy J. Wengert
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As profound as Martin Luther's ideas are, this giant of Christian thought was concerned above all with practical instruction. This new volume mines Luther's reflections in key areas of theology, ethics, and church practice. Presenting the latest work by well-known Luther scholars from Europe and the Americas, Harvesting Martin Luther's Reflections is both accessible and engaging. Its chapters range broadly over theological questions about baptism and righteousness, ethical issues like poverty and greed, and pastoral concerns like worship and spirituality. As a result, the book is both a state-of-the-art discussion of Lutheran themes and an excellent introduction for newcomers to Luther's work.
     





True Faith in the True GodTrue Faith in the True God
Hans Schwarz

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True Faith in the True God meets the need for a clear and concise introduction to the life and teachings of the great church reformer, Martin Luther. After a brief overview of his life, the book devotes chapters to Luther's thoughts on several key areas of Christian faith and life, including the knowledge of God, church and sacraments, the Scriptures, marriage and parenthood, and vocation. Author Hans Schwarz incorporates quotations from Luther's own writings to show how Luther's insights have relevance for all Christians today. With questions for reflection and discussion, True Faith in the True God can be used as a study resource for individuals, church groups, or college and seminary classes.
     

Crossing the Divide: Luther, Feminism, and the CrossCrossing the Divide: Luther, Feminism, and the Cross
Deanna A. Thompson

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"The cross alone is our theology," said Martin Luther. Yet over the last two decades, the idea of atonement has come under heavy attack from feminist theologians and others who argue that traditional formulations valorize suffering. Deanna Thompson takes up this challenge forthrightly in this creative and nuanced argument. Directly engaging with Martin Luther's thought and his Heidelberg Disputation, as well as with feminist theologies, Thompson constructs a promising and life-giving theology of the cross.
     
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