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This biography is a great addition to a Renaissance/Reformation course. The newest installment to the World Biography Series, this book profiles the life of Martin Luther and the impact he had on world events during his lifetime and long after. Concise and incisive, each interpretive biography in the Library of World Biography Series focuses on a person whose actions and ideas either significantly influenced world events or whose life reflects important themes and developments in global history.
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Editor's PrefaceAuthor's Preface Chapter One: The Monk (1483-1511) Introduction Early Life The University of Erfurt Conversion to Monasticism The Erfurt Augustinians Anfechtungen and the Study of Theology Journey to Rome Writing History: Erikson's Young Martin Luther Luther in His Own Words: 1545 Preface to a collection of Luther's works in Latin Chapter Two: The Professor (1512-1519) Introduction Wittenberg Colleagues Lectures on the Bible The Indulgence Controversy The Heidelberg Disputation and the Critique of Scholasticism The Leipzig Disputation and the Question of Authority The Beginning of Luther's Papal Trial Writing History: The Date of Luther's Breakthrough Luther in His Own Words: A Selection from the Leipzig Disputation Chapter Three: The Reformer (1520-1521) Introduction 1520: Luther establishes himself as a reformer The Imperial Diet of 1521 at Worms Luther at Wartburg Castle Excurus: Printing and the Reformation Luther in His Own Words Chapter Four: The Reformer (1522-1529) Unrest in Wittenberg and Luther's Return Temporal Authority and the Spread of the Reformation The Peasants' War Marriage The Bondage of Will Reforming the Church in Saxony The Marburg Colloquy Writing History: The German Peasants' War Chapter Four: The Preacher (1530-1546) Introduction Attempts to Enforce the Edict of Worms War against France The Turks Attack Vienna The Diet of Augsburg The Religious Peace of Nuremberg (1532) Against the Anabaptists Health and Home University Life and Lectures The Controversy with Agricola The Wittenberg Concord Called to a Council The Bigamy of Philip of Hesse The Colloquies Luther and the Jews Luther's Death Writing History: Medieval or Modern? Luther in His Own Words: Sermon in Castle Pleissenburg A Note on the SourcesChronologyGlossary

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Paul W. Robinson, an associate professor at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, has been teaching courses on Luther and the Reformation for more than a dozen years. He is the author of several articles on late medieval and Reformation history and frequently speaks on the subject of Luther to a variety of audiences.

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