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Aug 26, 2008
| ISBN 9780143114307
Aug 26, 2008
| ISBN 9781440633294
Jan 05, 2004
| 339 Minutes
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Aug 26, 2008 | ISBN 9780143114307
Aug 26, 2008 | ISBN 9781440633294
Jan 05, 2004 | ISBN 9781415912720
Called ‘The most influential interpreter of American religion’ by Bill Moyers, renowned historian and Lutheran pastor Martin Marty portrays the religious reformer Martin Luther as a man of conscience and courage who risked death to ignite the historic reformation of the Church. Luther’s arguments, including his ’95 theses,’ changed the destiny of Christendom, the shape of Christianity, and gave rise to new freedoms in church and state. Marty explores the records left by Luther of his inner struggles and his conflicts with the Holy Roman Empire to find a man engaged in a lifelong passionate search for not only the grace of God, but also for the assurance that it was directed toward each individual.
A superb work of intellectual history, this slim volume by one of today’s foremost theologians takes you through the mind and times of Europe’s firebrand, Martin Luther. Deeply convinced that man and God could have a spiritual relationship unmediated by the pomp, offices, money and power of the Catholic Church, he strove ceaselessly to gain an understanding of how to obtain God’s love in a perilous, desperate, and rapidly changing world. With the posting of his famous “95 Theses” on the church door in Wittenburg, he laid down a challenge to the official Church which would end in the vast split known as the Reformation, from which most modern Protestant denominations spring. The questions Luther raised with his characteristic obstinacy still bedevil us in our own time.
Martin E. Marty, one of today’s most respected theologians, is professor emeritus at the University of Chicago, where the Martin Marty Center has been founded to promote public religion endeavors. His more than 50 books include Modern American Religion. He is… More about Martin E. Marty
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