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Martin Luther: A Very Short Introduction

Scott H. Hendrix

21 October 2010

ISBN: 9780199574339

144 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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This Very Short Introduction presents Martin Luther as historians now see him. Instead of singling him out as a modern hero, the book emphasizes the context in which Luther worked, the colleagues who supported him, and the opponents who adamantly opposed his agenda for change.

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This Very Short Introduction presents Martin Luther as historians now see him. Instead of singling him out as a modern hero, the book emphasizes the context in which Luther worked, the colleagues who supported him, and the opponents who adamantly opposed his agenda for change.

  • Presents an overview of Luther's life, his writings, his world, and his legacy
  • Dispels some myths about Luther without destroying the elusiveness of character that keeps this historical figure fascinating
  • Discusses Luther's anti-Judaism and its place in Nazi propaganda
  • Includes chapters on his family and the political and cultural influences around him

About the Author(s)

Scott H. Hendrix, Emeritus Professor of Reformation History, Princeton Theological Seminary

Table of Contents

    Foreword
    1:Luther and the reformation
    2:Becoming a reformer
    3:The labours of reform
    4:Luther's Bible
    5:The new Christianity
    6:The political reformation
    7:From monk to family man
    8:Angels and demons
    Afterword
    Chronology
    Glossary
    Further reading

Reviews

"A useful new book." - Scott Hendrix, The Daily Telegraph

"This is a great addition to OUP's 'Very Short Introductions' series of books, which manages to pack a huge amount of fascinating and useful material into just over a hundred small pages. ... The author is clearly aware of a vast amount of scholarly discussion and secondary literature on Luther and has an enviable ability to summarise and critique it in short compass, and he does a good job of helping us appreciate the historical distance between us and Luther." - Lee Gatiss, Churchman