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Posted March 27, 2010
Unchanged since its first appearance 50 years ago (down to the back-cover copy), this is pretty much the only game in town for a general Luther anthology. Fortress Press has a larger one w/ a CD-ROM too, but it's $50 or more. This volume gives you the "greatest hits" and lets you appreciate what Luther was up to. Don't miss the Heidelberg theses tucked into the back of the volume, with their essential exposition of the "theology of the cross."Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 13, 2001
This book is a must have, both as an introduction to Luther and as a detailed account of what Luther actually taught and believed. The translation is easy to read, without overly simplifying complex theological concepts. I was raised Catholic, and as such I tended to view Luther with suspicion. This book changed my mind and shows how in love Luther was with not only the Bible, but the Church. The book shows Luther's progression from pointing out a few excesses of the Church to his all-out war on the 'Romanists'. This book will help one to appreciate the Protestant Revolution and the Reformation more completely.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 12, 2000
This book gives an excellent overview of the beliefs of Martin Luther through his writings. You can hear God speaking through Luther's works as he searched the scriptures to find the truth amidst the great apostasy that Paul wrote of. His philosophy of 'Bible only' is as useful today as it was in Luther's time. As a former Lutheran I was very surprised (if not shocked) at the results when I compared the teachings/beliefs of Martin Luther to the teachings/beliefs of the present day Lutheran Church especially with regards to such topics as the state of the dead, eternal torment, keeping the ten commandments, and even the identity of the beast of revelation (Babylon the great). You can see how the Lutheran church has flat out rejected the Bible truths taught by Luther in favor of popular tradition even though it still keeps his name. A must see for Lutherans and all Christians. This book is a must for furthering your Christian experience and studying the word of God as well as avoiding the obstacles Satan has placed in our path.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.