Sermons For the Sunday After Christmas, New Year's Day, and Epiphany
: <p>Martin Luther (1483-1546) was a German monk, priest, professor, theologian, and church reformer whose teachings inspired the Reformation and deeply influenced not only the doctrines and culture of the Lutheran and Protestant traditions but also the course of Western...
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<p>Martin Luther (1483-1546) was a German monk, priest, professor, theologian, and church reformer whose teachings inspired the Reformation and deeply influenced not only the doctrines and culture of the Lutheran and Protestant traditions but also the course of Western civilization.</p>
<p>Luther emphasized salvation based on faith in the merits of Jesus Christ alone. He dealt the symbolic blow that began the Reformation when he nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Church. That document contained an attack on papal abuses and the sale of indulgences by Catholic Church officials.</p>
<p>In this unique volume, the reader will find Luther's most significant sermons for the Sunday after Christmas, New Year's Day, and Epiphany, following the church year's most significant lectionary readings associated with the major feasts and fasts. Luther wrote thousands of pages of exposition during his life, but this book makes available in a single volume a core collection of his writing for this liturgical season, featuring Scripture readings that include the most familiar events from the life of Jesus. Other volumes in this series include <i>Luther's Sermons for Advent and Christmas Day</i>, and his <i>Sermons for Lent and Easter</i> through Trinity Sunday (including Christ's Ascension and Pentecost).</p>
<p>These writings represent the heart of Luther's thoughts on the Christian faith and his ideas for practical faith in that life.</p>
Martin Luther (1483 , 1546) was a German monk, a theologian and church reformer, he is considered to be the founder of Protestantism. Luther was a professor of Bible at the University of Wittenberg when he posted his famous 95 Theses (1517). In addition to writing many books, Luther translated the Bible into German. Luther believed that salvation was only by faith in Jesus , unmediated by the church. He challenged papal authority by emphasing the Bible as the only source of religious authority and believed the church to be a priesthood of all believers.These ideas helped to inspire the Protestant Reformation and changed the course of Western civilization. He married Katharina von Bora thus initiating the practice of clerical marriage within Protestantism.- Publisher.