Martin Luther: A Life Reformed (Library of World Biography Series)

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Overview

The newest installment to the World Biography Series, this book profiles the life of Martin Luther and the impact he had on world events during his lifetime and long after.

Concise and incisive, each interpretive biography in the Library of World Biography Series focuses on a person whose actions and ideas either significantly influenced world events or whose life reflects important themes and developments in global history.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205604920
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 11/13/2009
  • Series: Library of World Biography Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul W. Robinson, an associate professor at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, has been teaching courses on Luther and the Reformation for more than a dozen years. He is the author of several articles on late medieval and Reformation history and frequently speaks on the subject of Luther to a variety of audiences.

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Table of Contents

Editor’s Preface

Author’s Preface

Chapter One: The Monk (1483—1511)

Introduction

Early Life

The University of Erfurt

Conversion to Monasticism

The Erfurt Augustinians

Anfechtungen and the Study of Theology

Journey to Rome

Writing History: Erikson’s Young Martin Luther

Luther in His Own Words: 1545 Preface to a collection of Luther’s works in Latin

Chapter Two: The Professor (1512-1519)

Introduction

Wittenberg

Colleagues

Lectures on the Bible

The Indulgence Controversy

The Heidelberg Disputation and the Critique of Scholasticism

The Leipzig Disputation and the Question of Authority

The Beginning of Luther’s Papal Trial

Writing History: The Date of Luther’s Breakthrough

Luther in His Own Words: A Selection from the Leipzig Disputation

Chapter Three: The Reformer (1520-1521)

Introduction

1520: Luther establishes himself as a reformer

The Imperial Diet of 1521 at Worms

Luther at Wartburg Castle

Excurus: Printing and the Reformation

Luther in His Own Words

Chapter Four: The Reformer (1522-1529)

Unrest in Wittenberg and Luther’s Return

Temporal Authority and the Spread of the Reformation

The Peasants’ War

Marriage

The Bondage of Will

Reforming the Church in Saxony

The Marburg Colloquy

Writing History: The German Peasants’ War

Chapter Four: The Preacher (1530-1546)

Introduction

Attempts to Enforce the Edict of Worms

War against France

The Turks Attack Vienna

The Diet of Augsburg

The Religious Peace of Nuremberg (1532)

Against the Anabaptists

Health and Home

University Life and Lectures

The Controversy with Agricola

The Wittenberg Concord

Called to a Council

The Bigamy of Philip of Hesse

The Colloquies

Luther and the Jews

Luther’s Death

Writing History: Medieval or Modern?

Luther in His Own Words: Sermon in Castle Pleissenburg

A Note on the Sources

Chronology

Glossary

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