In the Works of Martin Luther with Introduction and Notes, Martin Luther’s teachings are given renewed life. This translation provides a selection of treatises that delve into the controversies of Luther’s day. Filled with great insight into the truth of the Scriptures, this collection covers topics ranging from indulgences, the Roman Papacy, the Babylonian captivity, and the Ten Commandments.
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Volume one contains selections from two of Martin Luther’s prefaces to his works, the editor’s explanation of the background and history of each treatise, and the English translation itself. In these writings, Luther expounds on a variety of topics, including his famous 95 Theses. Other topics include his treatise on good works—which contains his transformational idea of justification by faith alone—and his writings on baptism, confession, the New Testament, and the Roman Papacy.
The second volume contains treatises in which Luther discusses the Lord’s Supper and the immoral lifestyle of the brotherhood, a review of the policy regarding the excommunication of a member from the church, Christian liberty, and the various sacraments. Also included in volume two are the eight sermons Luther preached at Wittenberg during Lent, in which he addresses those he deemed fanatics. It concludes with Luther’s arguments against accepting the doctrines of men, encouraging Christians to embrace the authority of scripture.
Martin Luther (1483–1546) was a key figure in the Protestant Reformation and one of the most significant figures in Western history. Over the course of his life, he was a monk, a priest, a professor of biblical literature, a Reformer, a husband, and a father.
Luther is most noted for his 95 Theses (1517), in which he argues that indulgences are not acts of penance which can replace true repentance. In 1520, Pope Leo X and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V demanded that Luther retract all of his writings. Luther refused. He was subsequently excommunicated and declared an outlaw.
Luther has been both praised and vilified for what he preached and wrote. His 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. His works are also represented in Martin Luther’s Basic Theological Writings and the Luther’s Works collection.