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Martin Luther : A Life

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Called ?The most influential interpreter of American religion? by Bill Moyers, renowned historian and Lutheran pastor Martin Marty portrays the religious reformer Martin Luther as a man of conscience and courage who risked death to ignite the historic reformation of the Church. Luther's arguments, including his ?95 theses, ? changed the destiny of Christendom, the shape of Christianity, and gave rise to new freedoms in church and state. Marty explores the records left by Luther of his inner struggles and his conflicts with the Holy Roman Empire to find a man engaged in a lifelong passionate search for not only the grace of God, but also for the assurance that it was directed toward each individual
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Product details

  • Paperback | 199 pages
  • 127 x 177.8 x 17.78mm | 294.83g
  • The Penguin Press
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143114301
  • 9780143114307
  • 295,006

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? [A] sterling biography of history's irascible reformer . . . This is the best brief biography of Luther ever penned.?
?"Publishers Weekly"

? A brief, brilliant biography of the father of Protestantism.?
?"The Baltimore Sun"
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About Martin E Marty

Martin Marty, one of today's most respected theologians, is professor emeritus at the University of Chicago, where the Martin Marty Center has been founded to promote public religion endeavors. His more than fifty books include Modern American Religion. He is a winner of the National Book Award and was the first religion scholar to receive the National Humanities Medal.
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