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Author Kaufmann, Thomas, author

Title A short life of Martin Luther / Thomas Kaufmann ; translated by Peter D.S. Krey and James D. Bratt
Published Grand Rapids, Michigan : William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 146 pages)
Series Reformation resources, 1517-2017
Reformation resources, 1517-2017.
Contents The search for Martin Luther -- Living in the reformation of God -- A theological life
Summary Martin Luther, the Augustinian friar who set the Protestant Reformation in motion with his famous Ninety-Five Theses, was a man of extremes on many fronts. He was both hated and honored, both reviled as a heretic and lauded as a kind of second Christ. He was both a quiet, solitary reader and interpreter of the Bible and the first media-star of history, using the printing press to reach many of his contemporaries and become the most-read theologian of the sixteenth century. Thomas Kaufmann's concise biography highlights the two conflicting "natures" of Martin Luther, depicting Luther's earthiness as well as his soaring theological contributions, his flaws as well as his greatness. Exploring the close correlation between Luther's Reformation theology and his historical context, A Short Life of Martin Luther serves as an ideal introduction to the life and thought of the most important figure in the Protestant Reformation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-144) and index
Notes In English; translated from the original German
Translated from the German
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Subject Luther, Martin, 1483-1546.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1467446149 (electronic bk.)
9781467446143 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Martin Luther. English