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The Resource Martin Luther : renegade and prophet, Lyndal Roper

Martin Luther : renegade and prophet, Lyndal Roper

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Martin Luther : renegade and prophet
Title
Martin Luther
Title remainder
renegade and prophet
Statement of responsibility
Lyndal Roper
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Language
eng
Summary
On October 31, 1517, so the story goes, a shy monk named Martin Luther nailed a piece of paper to the door of the Castle Church in the university town of Wittenberg. The ideas contained in these Ninety-five Theses, which boldly challenged the Catholic Church, spread like wildfire. Within two months, they were known all over Germany. So powerful were Martin Luther's broadsides against papal authority that they polarized a continent and tore apart the very foundation of Western Christendom. Luther's ideas inspired upheavals whose consequences we live with today. But who was the man behind the Ninety-five Theses? Lyndal Roper's magisterial new biography goes beyond Luther's theology to investigate the inner life of the religious reformer who has been called "the last medieval man and the first modern one." Here is a full-blooded portrait of a revolutionary thinker who was, at his core, deeply flawed and full of contradictions. Luther was a brilliant writer whose biblical translations had a lasting impact on the German language. Yet he was also a strident fundamentalist whose scathing rhetorical attacks threatened to alienate those he might persuade. He had a colorful, even impish personality, and when he left the monastery to get married ("to spite the Devil," he explained), he wooed and wed an ex-nun. But he had an ugly side too. When German peasants rose up against the nobility, Luther urged the aristocracy to slaughter them. He was a ferocious anti-Semite and a virulent misogynist, even as he argued for liberated human sexuality within marriage. A distinguished historian of early modern Europe, Lyndal Roper looks deep inside the heart of this singularly complex figure. The force of Luther's personality, she argues, had enormous historical effects{u2014}both good and ill. By bringing us closer than ever to the man himself, she opens up a new vision of the Reformation and the world it created and draws a fully three-dimensional portrait of its founder
Summary
In Martin Luther, Oxford University historian Lyndal Roper provides a detailed biography of the great Reformation. Presenting well-known history in a fresh and engaging manner, Roper relates Luther's family background, depicts key friendships, and discusses important influences on his theological evolution. Candidly and with restraint, she examines his uncompromising stances on such significant matters as his rejection of humanism and his anti-Semitic proclamations. Both scholars and general readers will appreciate the this balanced and insightful portrait. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
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Biography type
individual biography
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10556601
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 284.1092
  • 920
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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renegade and prophet
Label
Martin Luther : renegade and prophet, Lyndal Roper
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mansfeld and mining -- The scholar -- The monastery -- Wittenberg -- Journeys and disputations -- The Leipzig debate -- The freedom of a christian -- The Diet of Worms -- In the Wartburg -- Karlstadt and the christian city of Wittenberg -- The Black Bear Inn -- The Peasants' War -- Marriage and the flesh -- Breakdown -- Augsburg -- Consolidation -- Friends and enemies -- Hatreds -- The charioteer of Israel
Control code
sky2ocm82704629
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
540 pages:
Isbn
9780812996197
Lccn
2016027660
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations;
Label
Martin Luther : renegade and prophet, Lyndal Roper
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mansfeld and mining -- The scholar -- The monastery -- Wittenberg -- Journeys and disputations -- The Leipzig debate -- The freedom of a christian -- The Diet of Worms -- In the Wartburg -- Karlstadt and the christian city of Wittenberg -- The Black Bear Inn -- The Peasants' War -- Marriage and the flesh -- Breakdown -- Augsburg -- Consolidation -- Friends and enemies -- Hatreds -- The charioteer of Israel
Control code
sky2ocm82704629
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
540 pages:
Isbn
9780812996197
Lccn
2016027660
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations;

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