It is difficult to estimate the influence of Martin Luther upon Christian theology and the practices of the church. In this collection, you can study the theology that ignited the Reformation and led to the establishment of the Lutheran church, still prominent today with approximately 80 million adherents worldwide. Martin Luther’s small and large catechisms are included along with commentary, exposition, hymns, chants, and Bible verses for memorization. The commentary and exposition provides deeper insight into the Lutheran perspective of basic tenets of the evangelical faith. Some of Martin Luther’s most significant writings are included in this collection along with explanatory articles and supplemental material. Enrich your library with the writings of one of the major leaders of the Protestant Reformation.
For more of Martin Luther’s works, check out the Select Life and Works of Martin Luther (4 vols.).
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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.