Praying for Reform: Martin Luther, Prayer, and the Christian Life

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Augsburg Fortress, 2005 - Religion - 96 pages
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A Lutheran scholar explores how prayer shaped Luther's life and informed his writing and teaching. From Luther's life of prayer emerges his emphasis on Catechesis - teaching the basics of Christian faith and practice. Tracing Luther's writings on prayer from different stages of his life, the author shows how Luther's reflections on prayer flow from personal experience, and so can have practical application for our lives today.

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User Review  - Rev. Douglas Schoelles -

This little book is a thrill to read. And readable by the average Christian. The majority of the book is Luther's devotional writings focused on basics of the Faith, the 10 commandments, the Creed ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

William R. Russell teaches Church History at The McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University, and is a Visiting Scholar at The Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

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