Martin Luther: Confessor of the Faith by Robert Kolb

Martin Luther: Confessor of the Faith (Christian Theology in Context) by Robert Kolb
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Overview: Martin Luther’s thought continues to challenge people throughout the world in the twenty-first century. His paradigmatic shift in defining God and what it means to be human left behind a foundation for viewing human creatures that was anchored in Aristotle’s anthropology. Luther defined the Revealed God in terms of his mercy and love for human beings, based not on their merit and performance but rather on his unconditioned grace. He placed ‘fearing, loving, and trusting God above all else’ at the heart of his definition of being human.

This volume places the development and exposition of these key presuppositions in Luther’s thinking within the historical context of late medieval theology and piety as well as the unfolding dynamics of political and social change at the dawn of the modern era. Special attention is given the development of a ‘Wittenberg way’ of practicing theology under Luther’s leadership. It left behind a dependence on allegorical methods of biblical interpretation for a ‘literal-prophetic’ approach to Scripture. More importantly, it placed the distinction between the ‘gospel’ as God’s unmerited gift of identity as his children and the ‘law’, the expression of God’s expectations for the performance of his children in good works, at the heart of all interpretation of the Bible. This presuppositional framework for practicing theology reflects Luther’s personal experience and his deep commitment to pastoral care of common Christians as well as his reading of the biblical text. It is supported by his distinction of two kinds of human righteousness (passive in God’s sight, active in relationship to others), his distinction of two realms or dimensions of human life, and his theology of the cross. The volume unfolds Luther’s maturing thought on the basis of this method.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Martin Luther, German Saviour: German Evangelical Theological Factions and the Interpretation of Luther, 1917-1933

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Luther: Ein deutscher Rebell [German]

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TTC – Luther: Gospel, Law, and Reformation

TTC – Luther: Gospel, Law, and Reformation
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Who was Martin Luther King, Jr.?

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1517: Martin Luther and Reformation by Peter Marshall

1517: Martin Luther and the Invention of the Reformation by Peter Marshall
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Overview: Martin Luther’s posting of the 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg on 31 October 1517 is one of the most famous events of Western history. It inaugurated the Protestant Reformation, and has for centuries been a powerful and enduring symbol of religious freedom of conscience, and of righteous protest against the abuse of power.
But did it actually really happen?
In this engagingly-written, wide-ranging and insightful work of cultural history, leading Reformation historian Peter Marshall reviews the available evidence, and concludes that, very probably, it did not. The theses-posting is a myth. And yet, Marshall argues, this fact makes the incident all the more historically significant. In tracing how–and why–a "non-event" ended up becoming a defining episode of the modern historical imagination. Marshall compellingly explores the multiple ways in which the figure of Martin Luther, and the nature of the Reformation itself, have been remembered and used for their own purposes by subsequent generations of Protestants and others–in Germany, Britain, the United States and elsewhere.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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A World Ablaze: The Rise of Martin Luther and the Birth of the Reformation [Audiobook]

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Martin Luther King Jr. by Angela Farris Watkins

Martin Luther King Jr. : A King Family Tribute by Angela Farris Watkins, Andrew Young
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Overview: Martin Luther King Jr.’s family comes together for the first time to share their reflections and memories of the great civil rights leader. Included are contributions from his sister (the only surviving member of his immediate family), his children, his in-laws, his nieces and nephews, and even his grandchildren, who, although they never met him, explain what his legacy means to them. Unlike the iconic persona normally associated with the man, the book presents a more personal, warm, and loving portrait: wrestling with his brother on the bed (despite their being in their thirties), sneaking naps during holiday meals, as well as playing games with his nieces and nephews.

Alongside these tributes are never-before-published family photos of Dr. King, as well as new photographs of the memorial dedicated to him in August 2011 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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1517: Martin Luther and the Invention of the Reformation [Audiobook]

1517: Martin Luther and the Invention of the Reformation [Audiobook]

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Martin Luther King Jr.: A King Family Tribute

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Martin Luther King Jr. by Angela Farris Watkins

Martin Luther King Jr. : A King Family Tribute by Angela Farris Watkins, Andrew Young
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Overview: Martin Luther King Jr.’s family comes together for the first time to share their reflections and memories of the great civil rights leader. Included are contributions from his sister (the only surviving member of his immediate family), his children, his in-laws, his nieces and nephews, and even his grandchildren, who, although they never met him, explain what his legacy means to them. Unlike the iconic persona normally associated with the man, the book presents a more personal, warm, and loving portrait: wrestling with his brother on the bed (despite their being in their thirties), sneaking naps during holiday meals, as well as playing games with his nieces and nephews.

Alongside these tributes are never-before-published family photos of Dr. King, as well as new photographs of the memorial dedicated to him in August 2011 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Luther, Conflict, and Christendom by Christopher Ocker

Luther, Battle, and Christendom: Reformation Europe and Christianity within the West by Christopher Ocker
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Overview: Martin Luther – monk, priest, mental, or revolutionary – has been a controversial determine for the reason that sixteenth century. Most research of Luther stress his character, his concepts, and his ambitions as a church reformer. On this e-book, Christopher Ocker brings a brand new perspective to this subject, arguing that the alternative ways folks considered Luther mattered excess of who he actually was. Offering an accessible, extremely contextual, and non-partisan introduction, Ocker says that non secular battle itself served because the engine of spiritual change. He exhibits that the Luther affair had a fancy political anatomy which prolonged far past the borders of Germany, making the controversy a world one from the very begin. His examine hyperlinks the Reformation to pluralism inside western faith and to the coexistence of religions and secularism in right this moment’s world. Luther, Battle, and Christendom features a detailed chronological chart.
Style: Non-Fiction > Religion, Beliefs & Philosophy

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DK Life Stories: Martin Luther King Jr.

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DK Life Stories: Martin Luther King Jr. by Laurie Calkhoven

DK Life Stories: Martin Luther King Jr. by Laurie Calkhoven
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Overview: In this kids’ biography, discover the amazing story of Martin Luther King Jr., whose powerful words and dreams for the future inspired the world.

Martin Luther King Jr. will always be remembered for his famous "I have a dream" speech, which he gave during the March on Washington in 1963. But his life before and after that big event, and his other enormous contributions to the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, largely go unspoken. In this biography for kids ages 8-12, learn all about MLK-from his early family life and experiences in education, to his untimely death and the worldwide mourning and riots that followed.

DK Life Stories go beyond the basic facts to tell the true life stories of history’s most interesting people. Full-color photographs and hand-drawn illustrations complement thoughtfully written, age-appropriate text to create an engaging book children will enjoy reading. Definition boxes, information sidebars, fun facts, maps, inspiring quotes, and other nonfiction text features add depth, and a handy reference section at the back makes this series perfect for school reports and projects. Each book also includes an author’s introduction letter, a glossary, and an index.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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