By Thomas Kaufmann,Peter D. S. Krey
Martin Luther, the Augustinian friar who set the Protestant Reformation in movement together with his recognized Ninety-Five Theses, was once a guy of extremes on many fronts. He was once either hated and commemorated, either reviled as a heretic and lauded as a type of moment Christ. He was once either a quiet, solitary reader and interpreter of the Bible and the 1st media-star of heritage, utilizing the printing press to arrive lots of his contemporaries and turn into the most-read theologian of the 16th century.
Thomas Kaufmann’s concise biography highlights the 2 conflicting “natures” of Martin Luther, depicting Luther’s earthiness in addition to his hovering theological contributions, his flaws in addition to his greatness. Exploring the shut correlation among Luther’s Reformation theology and his old context, A Short lifetime of Martin Luther serves as an excellent advent to the lifestyles and regarded crucial determine within the Protestant Reformation.
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