Luther: Man Between God and the Devil

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Yale University Press, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 380 pages
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Written by one of the world's greatest authorities on Martin Luther, this is the definitive biography of the central figure of the Protestant Reformation.
 
“A brilliant account of Luther’s evolution as a man, a thinker, and a Christian. . . . Every person interested in Christianity should put this on his or her reading list.”—Lawrence Cunningham, Commonweal
 
“This is the biography of Luther for our time by the world’s foremost authority.”—Steven Ozment, Harvard University 
 
“If the world is to gain from Luther it must turn to the real Luther—furious, violent, foul-mouthed, passionately concerned. Him it will find in Oberman’s book, a labour of love.”—G. R. Elton, Journal of Ecclesiastical History

  

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Review: Luther: Man Between God and the Devil

User Review  - Kaufmak - Goodreads

I think the best part of this book is saying the author's name. A German accent seems to lend a certain gravitas to it, but not necessary. After that, it is a great examination of the personality of ... Read full review

Review: Luther: Man Between God and the Devil

User Review  - Oana Sorescu - Goodreads

A good starting point for major events and issues. Much easier and more engagingly written than Brecht's biography. Relies on more than letters, which is very important - the image is a bit skewed otherwise. Read full review

Contents

The Charioteer of Israel Has Fallen History in the Shadow of the Last Days
13
The Enigmatic Elector Frederick The State of the Nation Election Victory
50
Chapter HI An Elemental Event
82
Decisions before
113
The Fundamental Question of an Age
134
The Reformation Breakthrough
151
Chapter vr The Reformer Attacked
175
Chapter vn Life between God and the Devil
209
Chapter VIH Discord in the Reformation
226
Christianity between God and the Devil
246
In Defiance of the Devil
272
The Man and His Deeds
298
Luther as He Was
325
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About the author (2006)

The late Heiko A. Oberman was professor of medieval, Renaissance, and Reformation history at the University of Arizona.
 

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