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Martin Luther: The Christian Between God and Death

Richard Marius

Martin Luther: The Christian Between God and Death

Richard Marius

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A highly regarded historian and biographer paints a dazzling portrait of the German reformer, including his inner compulsions, his struggle with himself and his God, the gestation of his theology, his relationship with contemporaries, and his responses to opponents. A focus of the book is Martin Luther's writings from 1516 to 1525. 16 halftones. 592 p.

- Publisher Few figures in history have defined their time as dramatically as Martin Luther. And few books have captured the spirit of such a figure as truly as this robust and eloquent life of Luther. A highly regarded historian and biographer and a gifted novelist and playwright, Richard Marius gives us a dazzling portrait of the German reformer--his inner compulsions, his struggle with himself and his God, the gestation of his theology, his relations with contemporaries, and his responses to opponents. Focusing in particular on the productive years 1516-1525, Marius' detailed account of Luther's writings yields a rich picture of the development of Luther's thought on the great questions that came to define the Reformation. ^ Marius follows Luther from his birth in Saxony in 1483, during the reign of Frederick III, through his schooling in Erfurt, his flight to an Augustinian monastery and ordination to the outbreak of his revolt against Rome in 1517, the Wittenberg years, his progress to Wo

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A highly regarded historian and biographer paints a dazzling portrait of the German reformer, including his inner compulsions, his struggle with himself and his God, the gestation of his theology, his relationship with contemporaries, and his responses to opponents. A focus of the book is Martin Luther's writings from 1516 to 1525. 16 halftones. 592 p.
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Few figures in history have defined their time as dramatically as Martin Luther. And few books have captured the spirit of such a figure as truly as this robust and eloquent life of Luther. A highly regarded historian and biographer and a gifted novelist and playwright, Richard Marius gives us a dazzling portrait of the German reformer--his inner compulsions, his struggle with himself and his God, the gestation of his theology, his relations with contemporaries, and his responses to opponents. Focusing in particular on the productive years 1516-1525, Marius' detailed account of Luther's writings yields a rich picture of the development of Luther's thought on the great questions that came to define the Reformation. ^ Marius follows Luther from his birth in Saxony in 1483, during the reign of Frederick III, through his schooling in Erfurt, his flight to an Augustinian monastery and ordination to the outbreak of his revolt against Rome in 1517, the Wittenberg years, his progress to Wo
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Meet the Author

Richard Marius

Richard Marius directed the Expository Writing Program at Harvard University for sixteen years, teaching students and creating the philosophy for the only course required of all Harvard undergraduates. That philosophy is embodied in this book. He is the author of three novels, biographies of Thomas More and Martin Luther, and several textbooks on writing including the McGRAW-HILL COLLEGE HANDBOOK which he wrote with Harvey Wiener. His articles have appeared in publications as diverse as the medieval journal, Tradition and the nonmedieval journal, Esquire. He reviews books for many periodicals,C

Table Of Contents

  • Preface 1. Luther's Europe 2. The Early Years 3. The Flight To The Monastery 4. Years Of Silence 5. Rome And Wittenberg 6. The Lectures On The Psalms 7. The Lectures On The Romans, Galatians, And Hebrews 8. The Controversy Over Indulgences 9. Preparing For Battle 10. Beyond Heidelberg 11. The Leipzig Debate 12. The Discovery Of The Gospel 13. The Plunge Into The Unknown 14. The Breaking Point 15. The Freedom Of A Christian 16. The Progress To Worms 17. Exile In Patmos 18. Back To Wittenberg 19. Tribulation 20. The September Testament 21. The Authority Of Princes 22. On The Jews 23. Worship And Ethics 24. Opposition And Divisions 25. The Peasants' Rebellion 26. Marriage 27. The Attack On Erasmus 28. Epilogue Notes Index

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  • Catalogue Code 250298
  • Product Code 067400387X
  • EAN 9780674003873
  • Pages 576
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date Dec 2000
  • Dimensions 227 x 148 x 38 mm
  • Weight 0.567kg

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