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A Short Life of Martin Luther

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This concise, authoritative biography offers a balanced account of Martin Luther, capturing the paradoxes of his character: from earnest theological scholarship to earthy bombast. Kaufmann clearly demonstrates the close correlation between Luther's theology and his historical context.


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This concise, authoritative biography offers a balanced account of Martin Luther, capturing the paradoxes of his character: from earnest theological scholarship to earthy bombast. Kaufmann clearly demonstrates the close correlation between Luther's theology and his historical context.

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Accessible yet authoritative biography of the colorful character who instigated the Protestant Reformation

Martin Luther, the Augustinian friar who set the Protestant Reformation in motion with his famous Ninety-Five Theses, was a man of extremes on many fronts. He was both hated and honored, both reviled as a heretic and lauded as a kind of second Christ. He was both a quiet, solitary reader and interpreter of the Bible and the first media-star of history, using the printing press to reach many of his contemporaries and become the most-read theologian of the sixteenth century.

Thomas Kaufmann's concise biography highlights the two conflicting "natures" of Martin Luther, depicting Luther's earthiness as well as his soaring theological contributions, his flaws as well as his greatness. Exploring the close correlation between Luther's Reformation theology and his historical context, A Short Life of Martin Luther serves as an ideal introduction to the life and thought of the most important figure in the Protestant Reformation.


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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 450640
  • Product Code 9780802871534
  • ISBN 0802871534
  • EAN 9780802871534
  • Pages 158
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Eerdmans
  • Publication Date Oct 2016
  • Sales Rank 12227
  • Dimensions 203 x 127 x 10mm
  • Weight 0.136kg

Thomas Kaufmann

Thomas Kaufmann is Professor of Church History at the University of Göttingen and was Dean of the Faculty of Theology from 2003-2005. Since 2011, Kaufmann has been Chairman of the Association for Reformation history. His research focuses on the church, theology and history of Christianity in the Reformation and early modern period .

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