Overview

'Attractively-written, wise and judicious, with touches of engaging wit. It is now the best introduction to Luther in English.' - Diarmaid MacCulloch, University of Oxford

This important biography portrays Luther, his concerns and his achievements with clarity and verve, and provides a comprehensive introduction for students, general readers and those seeking to understand the roots of the continuing discords in modern Christianity. Self-aware yet violently prejudiced, bigoted ...

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Martin Luther

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Overview

'Attractively-written, wise and judicious, with touches of engaging wit. It is now the best introduction to Luther in English.' - Diarmaid MacCulloch, University of Oxford

This important biography portrays Luther, his concerns and his achievements with clarity and verve, and provides a comprehensive introduction for students, general readers and those seeking to understand the roots of the continuing discords in modern Christianity. Self-aware yet violently prejudiced, bigoted yet inspiring, Luther is presented here with unflinching candour and honesty.

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Praise of the first edition: ‘Attractively written, wise and judicious, with touches of engaging wit. It is now the best introduction to Luther in English’.
- Diarmaid MacCulloch, Professor of the History of the Church, University of Oxford


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203646762
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/27/2004
  • Series: Routledge Historical Biographies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 308
  • Sales rank: 1,149,227
  • File size: 875 KB

Meet the Author

Michael Mullet is Professor of Cultural and Religious History at the University of Lancaster, where he currently teaches courses on Popular Culture and Protest, Jewish History, and Luther, as well as postgraduate teaching and supervision, especially in religious history. His most recent published work has focussed on Catholic history in the Reformation and post-Reformation periods.
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Martin Luther's Background, Upbringing and Education, 1483-1513 3. From the Psalms to the 95 Theses: The Development of Luther's Reformation Theology, 1513-1517 4. From the 95 Theses to the Leipzig Disputation, 1517-1518 5. From Leipzig to Worms, 1518-1521 6. The Diet of Worms and After, 1521-1533 7. The Creation of Institutional Lutheranism, 1525-1528 8. Luther and Lutheranism: The Quest for Definition 9. Luther's Later Years 10. Conclusion

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