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Bondage of the Will

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Bondage of the Will
$24.99
This work is fundamental to an understanding of the Reformation's primary doctrines. In it, Luther gives extensive treatment to what he saw as the heart of the gospel.
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9780801048937
Publication Date: 
2012-07-01
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Christian Freedom: Faith Working through Love

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Christian Freedom: Faith Working through Love
$14.99
This edition of "Christian Freedom" is unique in that it includes Luther's extensive Bible commentary and Melanchthon's explanation of the topic. Introductory notes, illustrations and glossaries help these classic writings be meaningful today. It includes Luther's famous treatise, selections from Luther's Bible lectures, Melanchthon's research, and additional study aids.
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9780758631022
Publication Date: 
2011-11-01
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Concordia Publishing House

Defending Luther's Reformation

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Defending Luther's Reformation
$29.99
Over the course of history, many critics have attacked Martin Luther and brought many false claims against him. Defending Luther's Reformation directly addresses those controversial views of Luther, and equips readers to defend the existence of Lutheranism as a confession, dealing with both the successes and failures of the Lutheran Reformation.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758650757
Publication Date: 
2017-10-03
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Concordia Publishing House

Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions

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Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions
$65.00
In the five hundred years since the publication of Martin Luther's Ninety-
Five Theses, a rich set of traditions have grown up around that action and the subsequent events of the Reformation. This up-to-date dictionary by leading theologians and church historians covers Luther's life and thought, key figures of his time, and the various traditions he continues to influence.

Prominent scholars of the history of Lutheran traditions have brought together experts in church history representing a variety of Christian perspectives to offer a major, cutting-edge reference work. Containing nearly six hundred articles, this dictionary provides a comprehensive overview of Luther's life and work and the traditions emanating from the Wittenberg Reformation. It traces the history, theology, and practices of the global Lutheran movement, covering significant figures, events, theological writings and ideas, denominational subgroups, and congregational practices that have constituted the Lutheran tradition from the Reformation to the present day.


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9780801049699
Publication Date: 
2017-08-22
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Baker Academic

Ethics of Martin Luther - Not Returnable POD

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Ethics of Martin Luther - Not Returnable POD
$23.00
Book by Althaus, Paul
ISBN/SKU: 
9780800617097
Publication Date: 
1997-04-11
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Augsburg Fortress Publishing

Fruit for the Soul: Luther on the Lament Psalms

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Fruit for the Soul: Luther on the Lament Psalms
$29.00

Given a life spent in scholarship and controversy, it is easy to forget how much energy Martin Luther devoted to helping the common person understand and take comfort from God's word. This commitment extended to even the most challenging of biblical texts, and nowhere is this more apparent than Luther's work on the lament Psalms. Difficult to understand, and perhaps even more difficult to implement in life and devotion, the lament Psalms played a key role in Luther's thought. More importantly, the lament Psalms were for Luther an essential part of the Christian's understanding of the life of faith.

In this volume, Dennis Ngien helps contemporary readers engage Luther's commentary on the lament Psalms. What Luther intended for the education and encouragement of everyday Christians, Ngien unpacks and illuminates for life in the twenty-first century.

Introduced and commended by Robert Kolb, the volume will be appreciated by teacher and student alike.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781451485219
Publication Date: 
2015-12-01

Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther

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Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther
$19.99
The Reformation of the sixteenth century was a vast and complicated movement. It involved kings and peasants, cardinals and country priests, monks and merchants. It spread from one end of Europe to the other, and manifested itself in widely differing forms. Yet in spite of its diverse and complex character, to start to understand the Reformation you need know only one name: Martin Luther. Roland Bainton's Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther remains the definitive introduction to the great Reformer and is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand this towering historical figure.
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9781426754432
Publication Date: 
2013-08-06
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Abingdon Press

Katharina von Bora

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Katharina von Bora
$26.99
This volume traces Katharina Von Bora's background, birth, childhood and early adult years, and her marriage to Martin Luther. Also documents Katy's last years, revealing the faith and legacy of a woman who held steadfast to Christ in great adversity and need and who also advocated evangelical reforms.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758600004
Publication Date: 
2006-10-26
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Concordia Publishing House

Kitty, My Rib

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Kitty, My Rib
$13.99
Katherine Luther or "Kitty" was the woman behind the great man Martin Luther. Kitty mellowed Luther's harsher side, kept the household from bankruptcy despite her husband's generosity and enhanced his life with the joys and fullness of family living.
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9780570031130
Publication Date: 
1959-01-01
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Concordia Publishing House

Luther the Reformer: The Story of the Man and His Career 2ND ED.

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Luther the Reformer: The Story of the Man and His Career 2ND ED.
$27.00

For nearly thirty years, James M. Kittelsons Luther the Reformer has been the standard biography of Martin Luther. Like Roland Baintons biography of the generation before, Kittelsons volume is the one known by thousands of students, pastors, and interested readers as the biography that gave them the details of this dramatic man and his history.

The accolades were well deserved. Fair, insightful, and detailed without being overwhelming, Kittelson was able to negotiate a middle way between the many directions of historical research and present a more complete chronological picture of Luther than many had yet portrayed.

For this revised edition, Hans H. Wiersma has made an outstanding text even better. The research is updated, and the text is revised throughout, with images, bibliographies, and timelines to enhance the experience.

Its a great volume, greatly improved.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781451488883
Publication Date: 
2016-10-01
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Luther's Letters of Spiritual Counsel

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$29.95
Martin Luther is often thought of as a world-shaking figure who defied papacy and empire to introduce a reformation in the teaching, worship, organization, and life of the Church. Sometimes it is forgotten that he was also a pastor and shepherd of souls. Collected in this volume are Luther's letters of spiritual counsel, which he offered to his contemporaries in the midst of sickness, death, persecution, imprisonment, famine, and political instability. For Luther, spiritual counsel was about establishing, nurturing, and strengthening faith. Freshly translated from the original German and Latin, the letters shed light on the fascinating relationship between his pastoral counsel and his theology. Theodore G. Tappert taught Church History at Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He also translated Pia Desideria by Philip Jacob Spener and The Book of Concord: The Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church.
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9781573830928
Publication Date: 
2003-06-01
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Regent College Publishing

Luther, Calvin and the Mission of the Church

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Luther, Calvin and the Mission of the Church
$26.99
Document from the year 2017 in the subject Theology - Miscellaneous, Namibia Evangelical Theological Seminary, language: English, abstract: On the 31st October 1517 Martin Luther published his Ninety-Five Theses in which he criticised the sale of indulgences by the Roman Catholic Church. This date is considered the beginning of the Reformation. While the Protestant Reformers are widely praised for the rediscovery of the biblical gospel, they have come under fire regarding their views on mission. There are church historians and missiologists who argue that the Protestant Reformers were not interested in mission and, in fact, ignored the mission mandate which Christ had given to his Church. However, a closer study of Luther, Calvin, Bucer, and Melanchthon, shows that the critics miss both the Reformers' commitment to practical mission work and their missiological contributions. The critics seem to overlook the fact that cities, such as Geneva and Wittenberg, in which the Reformers lived, studied and taught, served as hubs of a huge missionary enterprise. Thousands of preachers went out from these centres of the Reformation to spread the gospel all over Europe. Leading Scandinavian theologians, such as Mikael Agricola, Olaus Petri, or Hans Tausen, had all studied under Luther and Melanchthon in Wittenberg before they began their reform work in their home countries. Furthermore, with their re-discovery of the gospel of justification by faith alone, their emphasis on the personal character of faith in Christ, their radical re-interpretation of the priesthood, their recognition of God's authorship of mission, their reminder that the witness to the gospel takes place in the midst of a spiritual battle, and their insistence that the Bible has to be available in common languages, the Protestant Reformers laid down important principles for the mission work of the church which are still valid today.
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9783668383517
Publication Date: 
2017-01-20
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Grin Verlag

Luther: Man Between God and the Devil

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Luther: Man Between God and the Devil
$29.99
Written by one of the world's greatest authorities on Martin Luther, this is the definitive biography of the central figure of the Protestant Reformation.
"A brilliant account of Luther's evolution as a man, a thinker, and a Christian ... Every person interested in Christianity should put this on his or her reading list."--Lawrence Cunningham, Commonweal
"This is the biography of Luther for our time by the world's foremost authority."--Steven Ozment, Harvard University
"If the world is to gain from Luther it must turn to the real Luther--furious, violent, foul-mouthed, passionately concerned. Him it will find in Oberman's book, a labour of love."--G. R. Elton, Journal of Ecclesiastical History
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9780300103137
Publication Date: 
2006-03-11
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Yale University Press

Martin Luther on Holy Baptism Sermons to the People (1525-39)

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Martin Luther on Holy Baptism Sermons to the People (1525-39)
$19.99
In the United States of America, where Baptist theology is the default for Christianity, Martin Luther's teaching on Baptism stands out. His views of Baptism, which assert that baptism imparts and guarantees salvation, even in infants, seem radical in today's context. But this perspective places all the work of salvation in Christ, not in humans.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758659729
Publication Date: 
2018-06-27
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Concordia Publishing House

Martin Luther's 95 Theses

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Martin Luther's 95 Theses
$2.99
Celebrate the richness of Reformation theology with special edition copies of Martin Luther's 95 theses, now available in a 500th anniversary reader's edition. This clear, English translation of the theses that started it all comes in packs of 10 booklets each. Luther's 95 theses formed but a beginning and a spark for discussion. Yet we still read these enduring words. They have deep value. The theses began with attention to the biblical text, exploring the word "repent." In the ensuing controversy, Luther grew to depend on God's Word (sola Scriptura) more and more, against ecclesiastical authorities such as popes or councils. The careful biblical study that moved Luther to write the 95 theses served as fuel for his personal devotion, his professorial calling, and his pastoral interest in the care of souls-starting with his own. The theses reflect his concern for certainty of salvation. As stated in what has been called the noblest of the theses, "the true treasure of the church is the most holy gospel of the glory and grace of God" (Thesis 62).
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9780758655592
Publication Date: 
2016-03-22
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Concordia Publishing House

Martin Luther's Basic Exegetical Writings

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Martin Luther's Basic Exegetical Writings
$24.99
Martin Luther is primarily known for his theological writings, but this book showcases his career as an interpreter of Scripture. Twelve excerpts are included in this volume; they are arranged chronologically and feature introductions that place each excerpt in its proper historical context.
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9780758657312
Publication Date: 
2017-08-29
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Concordia Publishing House

Martin Luther's Christmas Book

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Martin Luther's Christmas Book
$10.99
This collection contains thirty excerpts from Martin Luther's Christmas sermons. In his unique and powerful voice, Luther portrays the human reality of God's birth on earth - Mary's distress at giving birth with no midwife or water, Joseph's misgivings, the Wise Men's perplexity, Herod's cunning. And throughout these sermon-meditations, Martin Luther reminds us that keeping Christmas is a year-round mission of caring for those in need. Nine illustrations by Luther's contemporaries - including four by noted engraver Albrecht Durer - capture timeless scenes from the Christmas story. And two of Luther's beautiful Christmas carols are included on the final pages of the book.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780806635774
Publication Date: 
1997-09-01
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Augsburg Fortress Publishing

Martin Luther's Theology of Beauty: A Reappraisal

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Martin Luther's Theology of Beauty: A Reappraisal
$35.00
Many contemporary theologians seek to retrieve the concept of beauty as a way for people to encounter God. This groundbreaking book argues that while Martin Luther's view of beauty has often been ignored or underappreciated, it has much to contribute to that quest. Mark Mattes, one of today's leading Lutheran theologians, analyzes Luther's theological aesthetics and discusses its implications for music, art, and the contemplative life. Mattes shows that for Luther, the cross is the lens through which the beauty of God is refracted into the world.
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9780801098376
Publication Date: 
2017-08-22
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Baker Academic

Martin Luther's Theology: A Contemporary Interpretation

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Martin Luther's Theology: A Contemporary Interpretation
$37.50

Forty years of in-depth research on Martin Luther's theology has left Oswald Bayer uniquely qualified to present this comprehensive study. He does so with clarity and care, simply enough for nontheologians to access. This remarkable book offers the basics of Luther's understanding of theology, discussing his response to the philosophy of science tradition, the formula by which he studied theology, and the basic philosophy that informed him. Bayer then takes Luther's stance on Christian dogmatics and ethics and applies it to our own theological understanding in the modern age. With such a complete Lutheran dogmatic concept -- the first of its kind offered -- the stunning inner consistency of Luther's theology and its ease of application to contemporary studies become unmistakably clear. Martin Luther's Theology is a valuable tool for students and teachers of theology and for those looking for a guide into the mind and heart of Luther -- a theologian for today.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780802827999
Publication Date: 
2008-11-03
Publisher: 
William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company

Martin Luther: A Spiritual Biography

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Martin Luther: A Spiritual Biography
$30.00

Famous for setting in motion the Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther is often lifted high as a hero or condemned as a rebel. But underneath it all, he was a man of flesh and blood, with a deep longing to live for God.

This biography by respected Reformation scholar Herman Selderhuis captures Luther in his original context and follows him on his spiritual journey, from childhood through the Reformation to his influential later years. Combining Luther's own words with engaging narrative designed to draw the reader into Luther's world, this spiritual biography brings to life the complex and dynamic personality that forever changed the history of the church.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781433556944
Publication Date: 
2017-10-31
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Crossway Books

Martin Luther: Selections from His Writings

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Martin Luther: Selections from His Writings
$18.00
The development of Martin Luther's thought was both a symptom and moving force in the transformation of the Middle Ages into the modern world. Geographical discovery, an emerging scientific tradition, and a climate of social change had splintered the unity of medieval Christian culture, and these changes provided the background for Luther's theological challenge. His new apprehension of Scripture and fresh understanding of man's relation to God demanded a break with the Church as then constituted and released the powerful impulses that carried the Reformation. Luther's vigorous, colorful language still retains the excitement it had for thousands of his contemporaries. In this volume, Dr. Dillenberger has made a representative selection from Luther's extensive writings, and has also provided the reader with a lucid introduction to his thought.
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9780385098762
Publication Date: 
1958-02-20
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Anchor Books

Mrs Luther and Her Sisters: Women in the Reformation

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$17.95
Women have made crucial contributions to the life of the Church from New Testament times onwards, but the Reformation saw an explosion in their involvement. Having benefited alongside their brothers from the Renaissance's emphasis on learning, and with the increasing casting aside of the belief that they were intellectually inferior, women learned to read in ever increasing numbers--and most of them wanted to read the Bible. As a result, many started to interpret Scripture for themselves, putting them on a collision course with the Church.
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9780745956404
Publication Date: 
2017-04-01
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Lion Hudson

Of Good Comfort: Martin Luther's Letters to the Depressed

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Of Good Comfort: Martin Luther's Letters to the Depressed
$29.00
'This is a feast for theologians, historians and Christian counselors. Pietsch examines 21 of Luther's "letters of comfort" to explore Luther's pastoral care for souls suffering with depression. Pietsch uses interdisciplinary tools of inquiry artfully to examine the letters, Luther's pastoral care approaches and the history of the "melancholy tradition". The practice of seelsorge emerges as an amalgam of art, spiritual gift, and understanding of affliction, all resting comfortably within the authority of scripture and the Lutheran Confessions. Pietsch's volume is a significant contribution to spiritual care literature, underscoring the conviction of the early church that individual soul care is an essential response to serve those who despair. Offering pivotal pastoral care insights that are often lost, discredited or entirely absent in the work of caring for those who suffer with depression, Pietsch concludes that Luther has given us excellent tools to examine, learn and to teach as we assist souls to find hope, strength and healing in the gospel of Jesus Christ.' Professor Beverly Yahnke Concordia University Wisconsin Executive Director of Christian Counsel, Doxology Lutheran Centre for Spiritual Care and Counsel.
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9781925486476
Publication Date: 
2016-09-20
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ATF Press

On Being a Theologian of the Cross: Reflections on Luther's Heidelberg Disputation 1518

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On Being a Theologian of the Cross: Reflections on Luther's Heidelberg Disputation 1518
$21.50
While there is increasing interest in the "theology of the cross," few people have specific knowledge of what makes it different from other kinds of theology. In On Being a Theologian of the Cross, Gerhard O. Forde provides an introduction to this theological perspective through an analysis of Luther's Heidelberg Disputation of 1518, the classic text of the theology of the cross. The book first clarifies the difference between a theology of glory and a theology of the cross and explains how each perspective shapes the very nature of being a theologian. The main body of the book provides commentary on the Heidelberg Disputation-the only complete analysis of this document currently available. Underlying Forde's exposition is the contention that one ought not to speak of the theology of the cross merely as another item among a host of theological options; instead, one must pursue what it means to be a theologian of the cross and to look at all things through suffering and the cross.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780802843456
Publication Date: 
1997-08-01
Publisher: 
William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company

Rescuing the Gospel: The Story and Significance of the Reformation

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$19.99
The Riveting Story of the Reformation and Its Significance Today

The Reformation unfolded in the cathedrals and town squares of Europe--in Wittenberg, Worms, Rome, Geneva, and Zurich--and it is a stirring story of courage and cowardice, of betrayal and faith.
The story begins with the Catholic Church and its desperate need for reform. The dramatic events that followed are traced from John Wycliffe in England, to the burning of John Hus at the stake in Prague, to the rampant sale of indulgences in the cities and towns of Germany, to Martin Luther nailing the Ninety-Five Theses to the door of the Castle Church in 1517, to John Calvin's reform of Geneva.
Erwin Lutzer captures the people, places, and big ideas that fueled the Reformation and explains its lasting influence on the church and Western Civilization.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780801017131
Publication Date: 
2016-05-03
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Baker Books