Martin Luther: A Guided Tour of His Life and Thought

Martin Luther: A Guided Tour of His Life and Thought

by Stephen J. Nichols
     
 

An introductory guide to the life and works of reformer Martin Luther. His major works are introduced and summarized. Also discussed are his pastoral writings. Protestants of all stripes have long read at least a few of Martin Luther’s works, but 21st-century readers need guidance and encouragement. Stephen Nichols’ Martin Luther provides both. After an…  See more details below

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An introductory guide to the life and works of reformer Martin Luther. His major works are introduced and summarized. Also discussed are his pastoral writings. Protestants of all stripes have long read at least a few of Martin Luther’s works, but 21st-century readers need guidance and encouragement. Stephen Nichols’ Martin Luther provides both. After an exciting overview of Luther’s life and theology, Nichols orients the reader to some of the Reformer’s major works: The Bondage of the Will, The Three Treatises, The Small Catechism, and On the Councils and the Church. Luther’s ethical writings, “table talk,” hymns, and sermons also receive due attention. “A Select Guide to Books by and about Luther” concludes this volume, which displays more than 20 illustrations.

Editorial Reviews

D. Clair Davis
How do you do a book on everything from training of children to hymns to preaching topolitical conflict—and have it always full and running over with the glorious gospel,which Luther found again for the whole Christian world? Well, Nichols has done it.
J. I. Packer
For over half a century Roland Bainton’s Here I Stand has been the best popular introduction to Luther. Stephen Nichols’s engaging volume is in many ways better than Bainton,s for this purpose. It deserves to be widely read, and as an unashamed Luther-lover I hope it will be.
Mark Noll
Since Luther published a printed work about every two weeks of his adult life, there is a lot of ground to cover. But Nichols knows the terrain well and opens up its treasures with a deft touch.
Sinclair B Ferguson
A marvelous mixture of biography, history, theology, and anecdote. If you don’t feel the heartbeat of the Reformation in these pages, check your pulse!
Carl B. Trueman
Those who know nothing of Luther will benefit greatly from such a readable introduction, while those more familiar with him will find Nichol’s enthusiasm infectious.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780875525563
Publisher:
P&R Publishing
Publication date:
11/01/2002
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
389,821
Product dimensions:
5.37(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Stephen J. Nichols (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is president of Reformation Bible College and chief academic officer of Ligonier Ministries. He is also author of Jonathan Edwards: A Guided Tour of His Life and Thought and Martin Luther: A Guided Tour of his Life and Thought.

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