Martin Luther: Selections From His Writing

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Aug 10, 2011 - Religion - 560 pages
The development of Martin Luther's thought was both a symptom and moving force in the transformation of the Middle Ages into the modern world. Geographical discovery, an emerging scientific tradition, and a climate of social change had splintered the unity of medieval Christian culture, and these changes provided the background for Luther's theological challenge. His new apprehension of Scripture and fresh understanding of man's relation to God demanded a break with the Church as then constituted and released the powerful impulses that carried the Reformation. Luther's vigorous, colorful language still retains the excitement it had for thousands of his contemporaries. In this volume, Dr. Dillenberger has made a representative selection from Luther's extensive writings, and has also provided the reader with a lucid introduction to his thought.
 

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Contents

Preface to the Complete Edition of Luthers Latin
3
Selected Biblical Prefaces
13
1522
35
The Freedom of a Christian 1520
42
Two Kinds of Righteousness 1519
86
A Commentary on St Pauls Epistle to the Galatians
99
Sermons on the Catechism 1528 Selected
207
Sermon in Castle Pleissenburg Leipzig 1539
240
The Pagan Servitude of the Church 1520
249
in his context and a delineation of his Reformation ideas as
291
To What Extent It Should
363
An Appeal to the Ruling Class of German Nationality
403
Appendix
489
Selected Bibliography
504
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About the author (2011)

John Dillenberger was a Professor of Historical Theology at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.

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