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Martin Luther, Volume 2: Shaping and Defining the Reformation, 1521-1532

Martin Luther, Volume 2: Shaping and Defining the Reformation, 1521-1532

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 govering 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.
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  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780800628147
  • Age/Grade Range Adult
  • Dimensions 6 x 9
  • Pages 560
  • Publication Date August 1, 1994


"...a majestic work, finely written and translated. It is rich in detail, has handsome illustrations, and vividly captures the spirit and passion of the Wittenberg reformer....Anyone interested in the full picture of Luther's life and work will enjoy reading this book.
—Donald K. McKim, Reformed Review

"Brecht's is a bold undertaking and a successful one, given the enormity of his task. He thus provides a sure guide into Luther's life and work....The book will serve those who wish to continue their study of Luther and in so doing to confront the sources themselves."
— James M. Kittelson, Ohio State University
author of Luther the Reformer: The Story of the Man and His Career