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The Cambridge Companion to Martin Luther

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This Companion provides an accessible introduction to Martin Luther for students of theology and history and everyone interested in the life, work and thought of the first great Protestant reformer. Historians and theologians present a complete picture of Luther's major writing themes and the ways in which his ideas spread and continue to be important. The Companion is oriented to those with little or no background in Luther studies, as well as teachers and specialists.

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"This is a work that should be in every library." Choice

"The Cambridge Companion to Martin Luther provides students and general readers an initial foray into Luther's thought, and a foretaste of what is to come should they choose to study Luther seriously." Trinity Seminary Review Dennis Bielfeldt, South Dakota State University

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Meet the Author

Donald K. McKim has served as Academic Dean and Professor of Theology at Memphis Theological Seminary and Professor of Theology at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, in addition to being a pastor in Presbyterian Church (USA) churches. He is the author and editor of over twenty-five books and currently works as Academic and Reference editor for Westminster John Knox Press.

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Table of Contents

Notes on contributors; Preface; Chronology; List of abbreviations; Part I. Luther's Life and Context: 1. Luther's life Albrecht Beutel; 2. Luther's Wittenberg Helmar Junghans; Part II. Luther's Work: 3. Luther's writings Timothy F. Lull; 4. Luther as bible translator Eric W. Gritsch; 5. Luther as an interpreter of holy scripture Oswald Bayer; 6. Luther's theology Markus Wriedt; 7. Luther's moral theology Bernd Wannenwetsch; 8. Luther as preacher of the Word of God Fred W. Meuser; 9. Luther's spiritual journey Jane E. Strohl; 10. Luther's struggle with social-ethical issues Carter Lindberg; 11. Luther's political encounters David M. Whitford; 12. Luther's polemical controversies Mark U. Edwards Jr; Part III. After Luther: 13. Luther's function in an age of confessionalization Robert Kolb; 14. The legacy of Martin Luther Hans J. Hillerbrand; 15. Approaching Luther James A. Nestingen; Part IV. Luther Today: 16. Luther and modern church history James M. Kittelson; 17. Luther's contemporary theological significance Robert W. Jenson; 18. Luther in the worldwide church today G√ľnther Gassmann; Select bibliography; Index.

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