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Date of issue: March 2nd 2005
ISBN: 0800636805
ISBN 13: 9780800636807
The author of the book: Martin Luther
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 8.69 MB
Edition: Augsberg Fortress - eBooks Account

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This is a very thick book of 736 pages so it will take some time to read. These writings are the material that will captivate the mind and prove invaluable to Teacher and Student. In Part I he discusses the Ninety-Five Theses distributed in 1517 against the Catholic Church and their abuses. This is a vast amount of information to briefly point out in each part as in this Part II on what to expect in the Gospels his discovery of being Christ minded or how Christ opens the mind of people. Part III The Righteousness of God in Christ. He speaks on A meditation of Christ's passion displays many scripture's relating to God's grace and sin. Where his emphasis is on Apostle Paul. The Father of Theology in my way of thinking. Part IV The Promise of the Sacraments of course the Christian Sacraments are far less than the Catholics. We are to observe the Lord's supper, Baptism. The outside is truly seen in the outward presence of the bread and wine, but what is more importantly is the inward change that takes place. Part v The Reform of the Church what stands out is the meaning of the Catechism 1529. As it was spoken true then it is today..."Christian, are baptized, and receive the holy sacrament, they do not know the Lord's Prayer, the Creed, or the Ten Commandments, ..." VI Living and Dying as a Christian... The Freedom of a Christian 1520 he combines I Cor. 1:23; Luke 2:34 this is what is called dividing the scriptures rightly. "Admittedly it must be that Christ, set as a stumbling block and sign that is spoken again, will be an offense and a cause for the fall and rising of many.

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Ebook Basic Theological Writings read Online! Martin Luther was a German monk, theologian, university professor and church reformer whose ideas inspired the Protestant Reformation and changed the course of Western civilization.

Luther's theology challenged the authority of the papacy by holding that the Bible is the only infallible source of religious authority and that all baptized Christians under Jesus are a spiritual priesthood. According to Luther, salvation was a free gift of God, received only by true repentance and faith in Jesus as the Messiah, a faith given by God and unmediated by the church.

Luther's confrontation with Charles V at the Diet of Worms over freedom of conscience in 1521 and his refusal to submit to the authority of the Emperor resulted in his being declared an outlaw of the state as he had been excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church. Because of the perceived unity of the medieval Church with the secular rulers of western Europe, the widespread acceptance of Luther's doctrines and popular vindication of his thinking on individual liberties were both phenomenal and unprecedented.

His translation of the Bible into the vernacular, making it more accessible to ordinary people, had a tremendous political impact on the church and on German culture. It furthered the development of a standard version of the German language, added several principles to the art of translation, and influenced the translation of the English King James Bible. His hymns inspired the development of congregational singing within Christianity. His marriage to Katharina von Bora set a model for the practice of clerical marriage within Protestantism.

Much scholarly debate has concentrated on Luther's writings about the Jews. His statements that Jews' homes should be destroyed, their synagogues burned, money confiscated and liberty curtailed were revived and used in propaganda by the Nazis in 1933–45. As a result of this and his revolutionary theological views, his legacy remains controversial.

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