Martin Luther

ISBN-10: 0199574332
ISBN-13: 9780199574339
Edition: 2010
Authors: Scott H. Hendrix
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Description: This introduction presents Martin Luther as historians now see him. Instead of singling him out as a modern hero, the book emphasizes the context in which Luther worked, the colleagues who supported him, and the opponents who adamantly opposed his  More...

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Book details

List price: $7.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 10/21/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

This introduction presents Martin Luther as historians now see him. Instead of singling him out as a modern hero, the book emphasizes the context in which Luther worked, the colleagues who supported him, and the opponents who adamantly opposed his agenda for change. Scott H. Hendrix explains the religious reformation and Luther's importance, without ignoring the political and cultural forces that led the reformation down paths Luther could neither foresee nor influence. This Very Short Introduction pays tribute to Luther's genius, but also recognizes the self-righteous attitude that alienated contemporaries, offering a unique explanation for that behaviour.

Foreword
List of illustrations
Luther and the Reformation
Becoming a reformer
The labours of reform
Luther's Bible
The new Christianity
The political reformation
From monk to family man
Angels and demons
Afterword
References and further reading
Chronology
Glossary and biography
Index

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