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Martin Luther: Rebel in an Age of Upheaval (Hardback)
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Martin Luther: Rebel in an Age of Upheaval (Hardback)

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Hardback 640 Pages / Published: 30/03/2017
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No other German has shaped the history of early-modern Europe more than Martin Luther. In this comprehensive and balanced biography we see Luther as a rebel, but not as a lone hero; as a soldier in a mighty struggle for the universal reform of Christianity and its role in the world. The foundation of Protestantism changed the religious landscape of Europe, and subsequently the world, but the author chooses to show not simply as a reformer, but as an individual. In his study of the Wittenberg monk, Heinz Schilling - one of Germany's leading social and political historians - gives the reader a rounded view of a difficult, contradictory character, who changed the world by virtue of his immense will.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198722816
Number of pages: 640
Weight: 952 g
Dimensions: 241 x 171 x 56 mm


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Entering a world saturated with Luther biographies following celebrations of the anniversary of the 95 theses, Heinz Schilling's Martin Luther has done far more than merely hold its own. This tome is an exceptional piece of scholarship produced by a brilliant scholar... On every page, the reader feels she is meeting Martin Luther. Schilling's knowledge of Luther's corpus and his times is comprehensive - the result being a biography truly worthy of celebration. * Jon Balserak, Reading Religion *
Probably the most comprehensive of recent Luther biographies. * Nick Mattiske, Aurora *
Excellent. * Carlos Martinez Shaw, El Pais *
Of the making of books about Luther this year there is no end. If your budget or your book tokens run to only one, get this ... Beautifully written, fluently translated, and with the critical apparatus thoughtfully confined to works in English, this is the only book of such breadth and depth that I have ever read and wished were longer. Schilling excels in disinterring Luther from later interpretations, pro and contra, and in understanding him in his context. * John Arnold, Church Times *
An essential entry into the field of titles to come out in honor of the Reformation's 500th anniversary * Publishers Weekly *
[A] major study by one of Germany's leading historians of early modern Europe. * Church of England Newspaper *
Heinz Schilling's major new biography of Luther ... gives the most balanced account of Luther's life to date. Unlike so many biographers of Luther, Schilling is not a theologian or even a church historian by training. He is one of the leading German experts on late medieval and sixteenth-century German history, and he places Luther firmly in the context of his time: a rebel in an age of unheaval ... [review of German edition] * Joachim Whaley, TLS *

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