Martin Luther in His Own Words: Essential Writings of the Reformation

Martin Luther in His Own Words: Essential Writings of the Reformation


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Though most of the Protestant world can trace its roots back to the Reformation, many people today have only a vague knowledge of Martin Luther's writings. "Didn't he write the Ninety-Five Theses?" Jack Kilcrease and Erwin Lutzer step into this vacuum with a carefully selected collection of Luther's works.

Centered around the five solas of the Reformation (sola Scriptura, sola fide, sola gratia, sola Christus, soli Deo gloria), the selections offer readers an accessible primer on works that are foundational to the theology of Protestantism in all its forms. Introductions to each writing include an explanation of the historical context and the theological significance of the piece. Students of the Bible, pastors, teachers, and seminary students will find this collection an enlightening introduction to Luther in his own words and a useful addition to their libraries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801019326
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/18/2017
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,162,575
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Jack D. Kilcrease (PhD, Marquette University) is professor of historical and systematic theology at the Institute of Lutheran Theology. He is a church elder at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids. He is the author of The Self-Donation of God: A Contemporary Lutheran Approach to Christ and His Benefits, and his writings have appeared in The Journal of Ecclesiastical History, Lutheran Quarterly, Logia, and Concordia Theological Quarterly, among others.

Erwin W. Lutzer
(BTh, Winnipeg Bible College; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary) is pastor emeritus of Moody Church in Chicago. He has led tours to the sites of the Reformation in Europe, including Wittenberg, Worms, Geneva, and Zurich. He is the ECPA Gold Medallion Award-winning author of Hitler's Cross as well as many other books, including The King Is Coming, and When a Nation Forgets God, as well as Rescuing the Gospel. He is the featured speaker on three radio programs, including Running to Win. Lutzer and his wife, Rebecca, live in the Chicago area.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Sola Fide

1 On Christian Liberty 13

2 Commentary on Galatians: Faith and Works of the Law 33

Sola Gratia

3 Preface to St. Paul's Letter to the Romans 49

4 The Third Article of the Apostles' Creed: The Work of the Holy Spirit 71

Sola Scriptura

5 That Doctrines of Men Are to Be Rejected 83

6 The Bondage of the Will 103

Solus Christus

7 True and False Views of Christ's Suffering 113

8 The Second Article of the Apostles' Creed: Jesus Christ 125

9 Commentary on Galatians: Christ Took Our Sin 129

Soli Deo Gloria

10 The First Article of the Apostles' Creed: The Gracious God 139

11 The Lord's Prayer 145

12 The First Commandment 159

A Note about Sources 171

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