Martin Luther: A Life (Penguin Lives Biographies (Paperback))
Marty, Martin E
“It is, however, worth supplementing [Bainton] with the more recent short study by Martin Marty if only for the human anecdotes of Luther’s domestic life in Wittenberg which are included in this little volume by one of the leading Lutheran intellectuals of the last century.”See All
Paul Woolley Professor of Church History, Westminster Theological Seminary; Pastor, Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Ambler, PA
Called "The most influential interpreter of American religion" by Bill Moyers, renowned historian and Lutheran pastor Martin Marty portrays the religious reformer Martin Luther as a man of conscience and courage who risked death to ignite the historic reformation of the Church. Luther's arguments, including his 95 theses, changed the destiny of Christendom, the shape of Christianity, and gave rise to new freedoms in church and state. Marty explores the records left by Luther of his inner struggles and his conflicts with the Holy Roman Empire to find a man engaged in a lifelong passionate search for not only the grace of God, but also for the assurance that it was directed toward each individual.