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.
Exacting scholarship and balanced judgement of this biography will help ensure its place as the definitive work of its kind.
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