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
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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. But who was the man behind the Ninety-five Theses? Lyndal Roper's 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 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. By bringing us closer than ever to the man himself, Roper opens up a new vision of the Reformation and the world it created and draws a fully three-dimensional portrait of its founder
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Title
Martin Luther
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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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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 284.1092
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Index
index present
LC call number
BR325
LC item number
.R76 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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renegade and prophet
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Lyndal Roper
Martin Luther : renegade and prophet, Lyndal Roper
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Martin Luther : renegade and prophet, Lyndal Roper
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 507-524) 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
Control code
ocn950635655
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxiii, 540 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780812996197
Lccn
2016027660
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)950635655

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