The Christian in Society 1 (#44 in Luther's Works Series)
THE CHRISTIAN IN SOCIETY I #44 By: Martin Luther In the six documents contained in this volume Luther defends, expounds, and clarifies his views on what the Christian life is at rock bottom. As he treats the problems of marriage...
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THE CHRISTIAN IN SOCIETY I #44 By: Martin Luther In the six documents contained in this volume Luther defends, expounds, and clarifies his views on what the Christian life is at rock bottom. As he treats the problems of marriage and parenthood, works and faith, the responsibilities of Church and State, vows and monasticism, confession and conscience, and the kind of life that is really good, the same fundamental theme emerges: the Christian life is a life of service, love, and involvement, not of isolation and withdrawal.
During the interval between the Leipzig Debate in 1519 and the dramatic, decisive Diet of Worms in 1521, Luther faced a wide array of major problems. He was forced to defend the emerging Reformation against its secular and ecclesiastical enemies and to clarify his own position. At the same time he had to address himself to a host of friends, supporters, and sympathizers who were apprehensive about where Luther's theology was leading. It was during this critical period that the writings contained in this volume were written.
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.