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Treatise on Good Works: Luther Study Edition

Treatise on Good Works: Luther Study Edition

Luther's transformational idea of justification by faith alone was often misunderstood and misrepresented in the early years of the Reformation. In 1520, with his Wittenberg congregation in mind, Luther set out to clarify the biblical foundation of good works. In doing so he recast the very definitions of "sacred" and "secular" both for his own generation and ours.

Treatise on Good Works is the second of an occasional series of guides to key Reformation treatises by Martin Luther. Aimed at increasing understanding and interest among contemporary readers, these slim, affordable volumes feature new translations and a range of helpful features.

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  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • ISBN 9780800698935
  • Format Paperback
  • Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5
  • Pages 144
  • Course Level Undergraduate
  • Textbook Primary Source Material
  • Publication Date February 1, 2012


"With his extensive grasp of Luther's thought and time, Hendrix offers readers his insights into the ways the Wittenberg reformer addressed some of the most vital elements of Luther's critical pamphlet, a part of his programatic call for reform of 1520. An introduction which places this work in theological and historical context, along with helpful notes, guides readers through the sensitive and nuanced translation. On Good Works is ideal for use in college or seminary classrooms and in congregational study groups."
—Robert A. Kolb
Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri