Archives For Martin Luther

 

This week marked the 500th anniversary of the date when Martin Luther is said to have nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenburg Church… 

The past year has seen a slew of new books about Martin Luther arrive in bookstores. Some of the most distinctive of these books are the ones that tell Luther’s story for younger readers…  

Here are some of the best of these books:
 

1) Renegade: Martin Luther, The Graphic Biography
Dacia Palmerino (Author), Andrea Ciponte (Artist)

Paperback: Plough Books, 2017.
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A Timely Meditation
 
A Brief Review of 
 

October 31, 1517:
Martin Luther and the Day that Changed the World

Martin Marty

Hardback: Paraclete Press, 2017
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Reviewed by C. Christopher Smith
 
 
Today marks the 500th anniversary of the date attributed to Martin Luther’s posting of his 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church Wittenberg. Martin Marty, one of the most distinguished scholars of church history over the last century, has written a powerful and timely meditation on the significance of this event. It is, as James Martin, SJ refers to it in his foreword: “a short book on a big topic written by an expert.”

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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

  

Persons: The Difference between `Someone’ and `Something’

Robert Spaemann

 

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A Fresh Encounter With Jesus

A Review of

Reading the Bible with Martin Luther

Timothy Wengert

Paperback: Baker Academic, 2013
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Reviewed by Douglas Connelly

 

If you are a Lutheran, you will find a lot of encouragement in Timothy Wengert’s book on Martin Luther’s view and approach to Scripture.  The book will challenge you to undertake the interpretation and proclamation of the gospel with the same passion and care as the original Lutheran.

 

If you are not a Lutheran, Wengert’s explanation of Luther’s view on Scripture will force you to re-think some of the things you thought you knew about Luther.  Most of us outside the Lutheran camp know only two things about Luther and the Bible: first, he called the New Testament book of James a “real strawy epistle,” and second, Luther championed the position of sola Scriptura, the appeal to Scripture alone to define Christian belief and practice.

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