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Martin Luther : the man who rediscovered God and changed the world

Author: Eric Metaxas
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On All Hallow's Eve in 1517, a young monk named Martin Luther posted a document he hoped would spark an academic debate, but that instead ignited a conflagration that would forever destroy the world he knew. Five hundred years after Luther's Ninety-five Theses appeared, Eric Metaxas paints a startling portrait of the wild figure whose adamantine faith cracked the edifice of Western Christendom and dragged medieval  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Metaxas, Eric, author.
Martin Luther
New York : Viking, 2017
Named Person: Martin Luther; Martin Luther; Martin Luther; Martin Luther; Martin Luther
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Metaxas
ISBN: 9781101980019 110198001X 0525558225 9780525558224
OCLC Number: 973140622
Description: xiii, 480 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Map --
Chronology --
Introduction : pastor, rebel, prophet, monk --
Chapter one Beyond the myths --
Chapter two Lightning strikes --
Chapter three The great change --
Chapter four A monk at Wittenberg --
Chapter five The "Cloaca" experience --
Chapter six The theses are posted --
Chapter seven The diet at Augsburg --
Chapter eight The Leipzig debate --
Chapter nine The bull against Luther --
Chapter ten The Diet of Worms --
Chapter eleven An enemy of the Empire --
Chapter twelve The Wartburg --
Chapter thirteen The revolution is near --
Chapter fourteen Luther returns --
Chapter fifteen Monsters, nuns, and martyrs --
Chapter sixteen Fanaticism and violence --
Chapter seventeen Love and marriage --
Chapter eighteen Erasmus, controversy, music --
Chapter nineteen The plague and Anfechtungen return --
Chapter twenty The Reformation comes of age --
Chapter twenty-one Confronting death --
Chapter twenty-two "We are beggars. This is true" --
Epilogue : The man who created the future --
Appendix : Frederick's dream.
Responsibility: Eric Metaxas.

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On All Hallow's Eve in 1517, a young monk named Martin Luther posted a document he hoped would spark an academic debate, but that instead ignited a conflagration that would forever destroy the world he knew. Five hundred years after Luther's Ninety-five Theses appeared, Eric Metaxas paints a startling portrait of the wild figure whose adamantine faith cracked the edifice of Western Christendom and dragged medieval Europe into the future. Luther's monumental faith and courage gave birth to the ideals of liberty, equality, and individualism that today lie at the heart of western life.

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