With great clarity and insight, James M. Estes illuminates Luther's call to secular authorities to help with the reform of the church in this important 1520 treatise. To combat Rome's intransigent opposition to reform of any sort, Luther appealed to secular rulers to intervene and clear the way for ecclesiastical reform.
In autumn 1525, Luther wrote The Bondage of the Will as a response to humanist and theologian Erasmus of Rotterdam, who had criticized Luther's teachings in the diatribe On Free Will. Luther's argument on the matter of the bound and free will poses a challenge and an invitation for constructive contemporary theology.
With great detail, Kirsi I. Stjerna introduces and annotates Luther's Large Catechism, in which the reformer set out to offer a new compass for religious life. He believed all Christian people--laity and clergy--needed a guide to comprehend the basic biblical, creedal, and sacramental teachings.
In his The Babylonian Captivity of the Church, Martin Luther set forth a reconsideration of the sacramental Christian life that centered on the word. His thesis is that the papacy had distorted the sacraments with its own traditions and regulations, transforming them into a system of control and coercion.
In this refreshing book, Mark D. Tranvik turns attention to the importance of vocation in Luther's life and in doing so discovers renewed insights into this important doctrine. Drawing from the rich experience of twenty years of teaching undergraduates, Tranvik balances the historical roots of Luther's thought and contemporary relevance with skill and vigor.
By almost any reckoning, the Ninety-Five Theses ranks as the most important text of the Reformation, if not in substance at least in impact.
Luther and Liberation recovers the liberating and revolutionary impact of Luther's theology, read afresh from the perspective of the Latin American context.
Luther Refracted speaks to the currency that Luther's life and thought continue to enjoy in today's Christian reflection. The contributors, representing a variety of Christian denominations, demonstrate Luther's impact on their own traditions and, together with the Lutheran respondents, encourage a fresh understanding of the Reformer.
It is easy to forget how often Luther's concerns turned toward helping the common person understand and take comfort from God's word. In this volume, Dennis Ngien helps contemporary readers engage Luther's commentary on the lament psalms.
In this fast-paced, action-packed novel of Martin Luther's life, Danika Cooley conveys both the drama and the meaning of the Reformation for younger readers like no one before her!$16.99
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