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Author Hendrix, Scott H., author

Title Martin Luther : visionary reformer / Scott H. Hendrix
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (341 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Ebsco e-books
Contents Pathways to reform 1483/84 -- My homeland -- All that I am and have -- Holy from head to toe -- Not one of those -- Quiet no longer -- The best theologians -- The sails of my heart -- Subject to him alone -- Pursuit of a vision 1522-1546 -- Master of a thousand arts -- A famous lover like me -- Rebellion is intolerable -- A coarse and unruly people -- A new song -- Dead to the world -- True religion -- To better account -- Indebted to my Papists -- A prodigious sinner
Summary "The sixteenth-century German friar whose public conflict with the medieval Roman Church triggered the Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther was neither an unblemished saint nor a single-minded religious zealot according to this provocative new biography by Scott Hendrix. The author presents Luther as a man of his time: a highly educated scholar and teacher and a gifted yet flawed human being driven by an optimistic yet ultimately unrealized vision of "true religion." This bold, insightful account of the life of Martin Luther provides a new perspective on one of the most important religious figures in history, focusing on Luther's entire life, his personal relationships and political motivations, rather than on his theology alone. Relying on the latest research and quoting extensively from Luther's correspondence, Hendrix paints a richly detailed portrait of an extraordinary man who, while devout and courageous, had a dark side as well. No recent biography in English explores as fully the life and work of Martin Luther long before and far beyond the controversial posting of his 95 Theses in 1517, an event that will soon be celebrated as the 500th anniversary of the Reformation"--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Luther, Martin, 1483-1546.
Reformation -- Germany -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0300166958 (electronic book)
9780300166958 (electronic book)