25 of the Best New Books to Watch for this Fall…
Including ones by Wendell Berry, Ta-Nehisi Coates,
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*** Theology ***
Rebel in the Ranks: Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Conflicts That Continue to Shape Our World
HarperOne, September 12
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Gregory analyzes Luther’s inadvertent role in starting the Reformation and the epochal changes that followed. He reveals how Luther’s insistence on the Bible as the sole authority for Christian truth led to conflicting interpretations of its meaning—and to the rise of competing churches, political conflicts, and social upheavals. Ultimately, he contends, some of the major historical and cultural developments that arose in its wake—including the Enlightenment, individual self-determination and moral relativism, and a religious freedom that protects one’s right to worship or even to reject religion—would have appalled Luther: a reluctant revolutionary, a rebel in the ranks, whose goal was to make society more Christian, yet instead set the world on fire.
Baylor UP, December 15.
Liturgical Press, October 15
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