This is a comprehensive and systematic survey of Martin Luther's entire thought by an internationally recognized authority in the field of Reformation research. The main theological questions which engaged the Reformer's attention are set forth in clear and simple fashion, along with a host of quotations from this own writings to illumine the presentation. Scholars and laypersons alike will appreciate the more than a thousand instances in which the author allows Luther to speak forcefully and directly for himself.
"In this book, Althaus further distinguishes himself by demonstrating a marked capacity to communicate the profundities of Lutheran theology in a strikingly lucid, comprehensible way ... a wholesome exercise for both the Lutheran scholar and the uninitiated."
-Union Seminary Quarterly Review
Paul Althaus was author of numerous books and articles, including Fact and Faith in the Kergma of Today and The Divine Command. He was Professor of Theology at the University of Erlangen, Germany.
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