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Martin Luther

Martin Luther stands as one of the most significant figures in Western history. His distinction as the father of the Protestant Reformation is augmented by his innovative use of new technology (the printing press), his translation of the Christian Bible into the vernacular, and his impact upon European society. Born in 1483 to middle-class parents in Saxony, eastern Germany, he became an Augustinian monk, a priest, a professor of biblical literature, a reformer, a husband and father. He died in 1546 after having witnessed the birth of a renewal movement that would result in a profound shift in faith, politics, and society. He has been both praised and vilified for what he preached and wrote. His thought continues to influence all Christians and to animate the movement that bears his name.

Book List

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August 1, 2017

Martin Luther's conception of the Nativity found expression in sermon, song, and art. This beautiful new gift edition of a classic collection combines all three. ...

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February 1, 2012
Luther's transformational idea of justification by faith alone was often misunderstood and misrepresented in the early years of the Reformation. In 1520, with his...
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September 17, 2008

This religious classic is here made available in a revised and updated paperback edition. A unique devotional for daily meditation, it dwells on the great...

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May 23, 2008

Perhaps no work of Martin Luther's so captures the revolutionary zeal and theological boldness of his vision as The Freedom of a Christian. Yet, it is not...

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April 25, 2003

This timeless little classic communicates essential teachings of Martin Luther. The subject of Freedom is both timely and poignantly relevant today. For the...

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November 16, 2001

The 55-volume set of Luther's Works, a monumental translation project published jointly by Fortress Press and Concordia Publishing House in 1957, is singular...

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January 1, 1986

Here is Volume 55, the long-awaited index to the American Edition of Luther's Works -- all 54 volumes! It is the capstone to a 27- year publishing project,...

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January 1, 1976

The final volume in the section entitled "Word and Sacrament" of Luther's Works traces the development of Luther's concept of the Lord's Supper from the...

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January 1, 1976

This volume contains Luther's most extensive exposition of his understanding of the Lord's Supper. Directed against the more radical representatives of the...

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May 1, 1975

Volume 50 of the American Edition of Luther's Works is the third and final volume of letters in this series; it presents 89 letters written by Luther in the...

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September 1, 1974

This volume includes selections from the Christmas Postil, specifically sermons on the Gospel lessons for Christmas Eve, the Early Christmas Service, St....

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June 1, 1972

For Martin Luther, the period stretching from March 1522 to October of 1530 marked a time of tremendous change?ecclesiastical, political, and personal....

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May 1, 1971

In these four treatises, written between 1530 and 1542, we see Luther wrestling with volatile aspects of the Christian's ethical attitude toward the...

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May 1, 1970

This volume includes two writings dealing with the plight of the common person who Luther felt had become a victim of the ecclesiastical establishment. These...

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January 1, 1970

Martin Luther posted his Ninety-five Theses on the church door at Wittenberg in 1517. In the three years that followed, Luther clarified and defended his...

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April 1, 1969

The seven pastoral writings presented in this volume are notable for their lack of polemic. Although his very life was literally at stake, Luther does not...

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January 1, 1968

These are not devotional writings in the sense of being edifying discourses or daily meditations for the cultivation of general spiritual sensitivity. Rather...

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January 1, 1967

This volume contains eight significant works written between the Peasants War of 1525 and the Diet of Augsburg in 1530.

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January 1, 1967

The conversations selected for this volume of Luther's Works have been carefully chosen from among more than seven thousand entries of the Weimar Edition...

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January 1, 1966

During the interval between the Leipzig Debate in 1519 and the dramatic, decisive Diet of Worms in 1521, Luther faced a wide array of major problems. He was...

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January 1, 1966

Conflict between the church of Rome and the reformers reached its most violent peak in the five years before the Council of Trent in 1545, a council the pope...

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January 1, 1965

For the first time, all of Luther's chants and hymns are here available with their music in modern notation. This volume also contains all of his liturgical...

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January 1, 1963

Luther wrote the 119 letters in this volume between 1507 and 1522, during the momentous years that saw him change from an obedient and determined priest of...

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January 1, 1962

In the eleven treatises comprising this volume, it is of extraordinary interest to note how the foremost exponent of evangelical ethics interprets the...

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January 1, 1960

The writings in this first of four volumes of Luther's Works on Word and Sacrament are for the most part from a fifteen year span- from the year of the...

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January 1, 1960

Included in this volume therefore are four of the debates or disputations held in Wittenberg University between 1535 and 1542. Thirteen of the fourteen...

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January 1, 1959

Six major movements of the resultant symphony are included in this volume, all dealing with the doctrine of the Lord's Supper. In addition to providing...

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January 1, 1959

This volume contains a selection of forty- three sermons arranged in chronological order. Beginning with what may be Luther's earliest extant sermon and...

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January 1, 1958

Luther stands out as the defender of his understanding of the Christian faith in this volume. What he had said and written was attacked by leaders of the...

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January 1, 1958

This volume in Luther's Works contains writings of Luther directed for the most part against the fanatical front on the left. In denying the reality of the...

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January 1, 1957
From Luther's day to the present, October 31, 1517 has been considered the birthday of the Reformation. At noon on this Eve of All Saints' Day, Luther nailed...
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January 1, 1957

The young Luther emerges in this volume in his role of reformer. We follow him through his early years of clarifying his evangelical doctrines and relive...

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January 1, 1957

On the Bondage of the Will was considered by Luther himself as one of his best writings. This particular treatise is a reply to Erasmus' work On the Freedom...