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.
Table of Contents
Chapter One: The Monk (1483—1511)
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)
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)
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
The Bondage of Will
Reforming the Church in Saxony
The Marburg Colloquy
Writing History: The German Peasants’ War
Chapter Four: The Preacher (1530-1546)
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
Luther and the Jews
Writing History: Medieval or Modern?
Luther in His Own Words: Sermon in Castle Pleissenburg
A Note on the Sources
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$12.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-205-84075-5