The Cambridge Companion to Martin Luther

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Donald K. McKim
Cambridge University Press, Jul 10, 2003 - Religion - 320 pages
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Martin Luther (14831546) stands as one of the giant figures in history. His activities, writings, and legacy have had a huge effect on the western world. This Cambridge Companion provides an accessible introduction to Martin Luther for students of theology and history and for others interested in the life, work and thought of the first great Protestant reformer. The book contains eighteen chapters by an international array of major Luther scholars. Historians and theologians join here to present a full picture of Luther's contexts, the major themes in his writings, and the ways in which his ideas spread and have continuing importance today. Each chapter serves as a guide to its topic and provides further reading for additional study. The Companion will assist those with little or no background in Luther studies, while teachers and Luther specialists will find this accessible volume an invaluable aid to their work.
  

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Contents

Luthers life
3
Luthers Wittenberg
20
Luthers writings
39
Luther as Bible translator
62
Luther as an interpreter of Holy Scripture
73
Luthers theology
86
Luthers moral theology
120
Luther as preacher of the Word of God
136
Luthers polemical controversies
192
Luthers function in an age of confessionalization
209
The legacy of Martin Luther
227
Approaching Luther
240
Luther and modern church history
259
Luthers contemporary theological significance
272
Luther in the worldwide church today
289
Select bibliography
304

Luthers spiritual journey
149
Luthers struggle with socialethical issues
165
Luthers political encounters
179

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About the author (2003)

Donald K. McKim has served as Academic Dean and Professor of Theology at Memphis Theological Seminary and Professor of Theology at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, in addition to being a pastor in Presbyterian Church (USA) churches. He is the author and editor of over twenty-five books and currently works as Academic and Reference editor for Westminster John Knox Press.