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Select Works of Martin Luther: An Offering to the Church of God in “The Last Days,” Volume III

Select Works of Martin Luther: An Offering to the Church of God in “The Last Days,” Volume III

Martin Luther

| T. Bensley | 1826

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Martin Luther wrote: “This book of Psalms is, in my opinion, of a different nature from all the other books … For it is not in our power or strength to fulfill the law of God, or to imitate Christ: all we can do is to desire and pray that we might be able to do the Word, and imitate Christ’s example …” Martin Luther understood even the Psalms in the context of the law and the Christian, and this volume provides his commentary on the first 11 psalms. Luther’s word-by-word approach offers exegetical and theological insights to enrich your study of the Psalms.

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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.