Luther the reformer : the story of the man and his career / James M. Kittelson and Hans H. Wiersma.Material type: BookPublisher: Minneapolis : Fortress Press, Edition: Second edition.Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781506416861; 1506416861.Subject(s): Luther, Martin, 1483-1546 | Luther, Martin, 1483-1546 | Reformation -- Germany -- Biography | Lutheran Church -- Doctrines -- History -- 16th century | Theology, Doctrinal -- History -- 16th century | RELIGION / Christian Church / History | Lutheran Church -- Doctrines | Reformation | Theology, Doctrinal | Germany | 1500-1599Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Biography. | History. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Luther the reformer.DDC classification: 284.1/0924 Online resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-268) and indexes.
Preface -- Preface to second edition -- Chronological table -- part I. The formation of the young man -- 1. The son of a peasant -- 2. A man of sorrows -- 3. A student of theology -- part II. The genesis of the reformer -- 4. The maturing professor -- 5. The explosion -- 6. The lines drawn -- 7. The public disputant -- part III. An outlaw's work -- 8. Excommunication -- 9. The exile -- 10. Return to the fray -- part IV. No other gospel -- 11. False brethren, true love -- 12. Pastor, teacher, apologist -- 13. Answering to the emperor -- 14. To build the church -- part V. The later years -- 15. Toward a general council -- 16. The elder Luther -- 17. "We are beggars."
For nearly thirty years, James M. Kittelson's Luther the Reformer has been the standard biography of Martin Luther. Like Roland Bainton's biography of the generation before, Kittelson's volume is the one known by thousands of students, pastors, and interested readers as the biography that gave them the details of this dramatic man and his history. The accolades were well deserved. Fair, insightful, and detailed without being overwhelming, Kittelson was able to negotiate a "middle way" between the many directions of historical research and present a more complete chronological picture of Luther than many had yet portrayed. For this revised edition, Hans H. Wiersma has made an outstanding text even better. The research is updated, and the text is revised throughout, with an emphasis on retaining the tone and pace of the original. Additionally, the volume has an entirely new map and image program, updated bibliographies, improved timelines, and other features to enhance the reading experience. It's a great volume, greatly improved.
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