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The Freedom of a Christian: Luther Study Edition

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ISBN: 9780800663117
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Overview

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 easily accessible today. Mark Tranvik’s new translation of Luther’s treatise brings alive the social, historical, and ecclesial context of Luther’s treatise. This is the first of a set of student guides to key Reformation treatises by Martin Luther, concentrating on those most widely used in college settings.

In the Logos edition of The Freedom of a Christian, you get easy access to Scripture texts and to a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Hovering over Scripture references links you instantly to the verse you’re looking for, and with Passage Guides, Word Studies, and a wealth of other tools from Logos, you can delve into God’s Word like never before!

Key Features

  • Informative introduction lays out the context of Luther’s writing
  • Suggestions for further reading
  • Modern translation of Luther’s Letter to Pope Leo X and The Freedom of a Christian
  • Notes to explain theological controversies and terms
  • Headings to guide reading and comprehension
  • Key theological and ecclesial terms
  • Bibliographical references, illustrations, maps, and index

Praise for the Print Edition

The Freedom of a Christian, Martin Luther’s first programmatic presentation of his understnading of the justification of sinners by faith and their subsequent life of good works, offers the best access to Luther’s understanding of what it means to be a human creature.

—Robert Kolb, missions professor of systematic theology, Concordia Seminary

Product Details

  • Title: The Freedom of a Christian
  • Author: Martin Luther
  • Translator: Mark D. Tranvik
  • Edition: Luther Study Edition
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 112

About the Author and Translator

Martin Luther (1483–1546) 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 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.

Mark D. Tranvik is an associate professor of religion at Augsburg College in Minneapolis and the director of the Lilly Endowment program on vocation there.

  • Title: The Freedom of a Christian
  • Author: Martin Luther
  • Publisher: Fortress Press
  • Print Publication Date: 2008
  • Logos Release Date: 2012
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Liberty › Religious aspects--Christianity
  • ISBN: 9780800663117
  • Resource ID: LLS:FREEDMOFCHRSTN
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2020-08-16T01:09:49Z
Martin Luther

Martin Luther (1483–1546), one of the most significant figures in Western history, was a key figure in the Protestant Reformation. Over the course of his life, Luther was a monk, a priest, a professor of biblical literature, a Reformer, a husband, and a father.

Luther is most noted for his Ninety-Five Theses (1517), in which he argued that indulgences were not acts of penance which could replace true repentance. His refusal to retract all his writings, demanded by Pope Leo X in 1520 and the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V at the Diet of Worms in 1521, resulted in his excommunication by the pope and condemnation as an outlaw by the emperor.

Luther has been both praised and vilified for what he preached and wrote. Luther’s translation of the Christian Bible into the vernacular greatly influenced the church. His works continue to impact all Christians and animate the movement that bears his name. Luther’s Works (55 vols.) contains many of Luther’s writings, including commentaries, sermons, and lectures.

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