Luther

Man Between God and the Devil

Heiko A. Oberman; translated by Eileen Walliser-Schwarzbart

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March 11, 2006
400 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
ISBN: 9780300103137
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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

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

"When Martin Luther challenged the ruling powers of his time, the movement he initiated changed the social, political, intellectual and religious structures of western history. But what did Luther intend, and what did he actually accomplish? Heiko Oberman, internationally recognized as one of the most distinguished historians of the Reformation, addresses these questions in this readable book. Presenting a vivid portrait of a man too often portrayed as a saint or a devil, Oberman shows how Luther—passionate, courageous and stubborn—simultaneously aroused fierce loyalty in his admirers and violent antagonism among his enemies."—Elaine Pagels

"This is the biography of Luther for our time by the world’s foremost authority."—Steven Ozment, Harvard University

"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 remarkable study, combining learning, realism, and literary adroitness, brings us close to Luther. Above all, it conveys Luther's power: the intensity of his faith, the coherence of his thought, the force of his personality."—New Yorker

The Two Reformations
The Journey from the Last Days to the New World

Heiko Oberman; Edited by Donald Weinstein

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