Luther Man Between God and the Devil

ISBN-10: 0300103131
ISBN-13: 9780300103137
Edition: 2006
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Description: Written by one of the world's greatest authorities on Martin Luther, this is the definitive biography of the central figure of the Protestant Reformation. "A brilliant account of Luther's evolution as a man, a thinker, and a Christian. . . . Every  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 3/11/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Written by one of the world's greatest authorities on Martin Luther, this is the definitive biography of the central figure of the Protestant Reformation. "A brilliant account of Luther's evolution as a man, a thinker, and a Christian. . . . Every person interested in Christianity should put this on his or her reading list."--Lawrence Cunningham, "Commonweal" "This is "the" biography of Luther for our time by the world's foremost authority."--Steven Ozment, Harvard University "If the world is to gain from Luther it must turn to the real Luther--furious, violent, foul-mouthed, passionately concerned. Him it will find in Oberman's book, a labour of love."--G. R. Elton, "Journal of Ecclesiastical History"

List of Illustrations
Preface to the English Edition
Preface to the First Edition
The Longed-for Reformation
Prologue: Controversy beyond the Grave
"The Charioteer of Israel Has Fallen"
History in the Shadow of the Last Days
A German Event
The Enigmatic Elector Frederick
The State of the Nation
Election Victory for Charles
The Spanish Factor
World Monarchy and Reformation
The Luther Issue in Worms
"Wake up, wake up, o German nation"
A Medieval Event
Reformation and No End in Sight
The Struggle for Monastic Reform
The Hierarchical Church under Fire
The Pursuit of the Millennium
The Alien Luther
The City of God as Utopia
The Antichrist and His Designs
"Repentance is better than indulgence"
An Elemental Event
Enduring Influences: Father Hans
Mother Hanna: Old Witch and Grand Lady
School Days, School Days
Preparation for Life
"One need not paint the Devil above one's door"
God's Word in Filthy Language
The Unexpected Reformation
The Road to Wittenberg: Decisions before the Reformation
Gateway to Modern Times
Luther Becomes a Nominalist
The Impact of Humanism
From Magister to Monk
Piety and Politics: Cowl and Cabal
Reform or Unity: The Fundamental Question of an Age
God's Prospective Adviser
The Fool in Rome
The Reformation Breakthrough
Discoveries along the Way
The Devil and the Cloaca
The Born Reformer
With Augustine against Aristotle
The First Lectures in Wittenberg
"Today you have the Bible"
The Reformer Attacked
The Persecution of Christians "Today"
Mysticism and Life: Tauler and Staupitz
Thrice Excommunicated
Do Not Indulge in Indulgences!
Scripture or Pope
Against Pope and Emperor
The Reformation in Peril
Life between God and the Devil
Driven and Drawn
Luther and Enlightened Humanism
Man as a Mule
Luther and Fundamentalism
Discord in the Reformation
The Sacrament of the "Ignorant"
Divided over the Sacrament of Unity
Christianity between God and the Devil
False Alternatives
Book of Psalms-Book of the Church
Church of Confessors-Church of Martyrs
Gospel for Sale
The Future of the Church: Reformation between Failure and Success
Wedded Bliss and World Peace: In Defiance of the Devil
The Delights and Duties of Marriage
The Emancipation of Eve
Holy Matrimony
Love and Lust
Divorce and Bigamy
Chaos and Peace
Darkness at Noon: Luther and the Jews
The Man and His Deeds
Conflict and Character
Luther and the Art of Language
Wine, Women, and Song
Luther Today: A Test
Sickness unto Death
Psychology at the Deathbed
Epilogue: Luther as He Was
Notes
Chronological Outline
Subject Index
Index of Names

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