Martin Luther: A Guided Tour of His Life and Thought

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780875525563
  • Publisher: P&R Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/1/2002
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations 9
Preface 11
Introduction: Martin Luther's Legacy 13
Part 1 Luther, A Life
1 The Early Years, 1483-1521 23
2 The Later Years, 1522-1546 45
Part 2 Luther, The Reformer
3 The Meat of the Nut: Understanding Luther's Theology 69
4 Silent No More: The Three Treatises 86
5 The Centerpiece of the Reformation: The Bondage of the Will 102
6 This Is My Body: Confession Concerning Christ's Supper 117
7 Plagues, Princes, and Peasants: Ethical Writings 131
Part 3 Luther, The Pastor
8 The Next Generation: The Small Catechism 149
9 Dinner with Luther: "Table Talk" 166
10 A New Song Begun: The Hymns 179
11 The Marks of a True Church: On the Councils and the Church 195
12 The Reluctant Pastor: The Sermons 210
Continuing the Journey: A Brief Guide to Books by and about Martin Luther 225
Bibliography 231
Index of Persons 235
Index of Luther's Works 236
Index of Scripture 237
Illustrations
1.1 Timeline: Early Years 25
1.2 The Seven-Headed Luther (1529) 27
1.3 Title page of Johann von Staupitz's Examination of Eternal Predestination (1517) 36
2.1 Timeline: Later Years 46
2.2 Samson Slays a Lion, title page of Luther's pamphlet in response to the Catholic theologians of Louvain 49
2.3 Martin Luther (1546) 56
2.4 Wittenberg (1546) 61
3.1 The Reformation Solas 76
3.2 Title page of Luther's Commentary on Galatians 79
4.1 Luther's Decisive Year (1520) 97
4.2 Title page of the Papal Bull issued by Leo X (1520) 99
5.1 Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536) 104
6.1 Major Writings on the Lord's Supper and Related Events 122
6.2 Ulrich Zwingli (1484-1531) 125
7.1 Major Ethical Writings 133
7.2 Title page of Whether One May Flee from a Deadly Plague (1527) 136
8.1 Title page of Luther's ABC Book for Children 155
8.2 Title page from a German edition of Luther's Small Catechism 159
9.1 Evenings at the Luther Home 174
10.1 A Mighty Fortress Is Our God 185
10.2 The Castle at Wartburg 187
11.1 Marks of the True Church 200
11.2 Lutheran Worship Service (ca. 1550) 203
12.1 Lucas Cranach's illustration of Genesis 22 from Luther's German translation of the Bible (1523) 213
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