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Three Treatises Paperback – November, 1990
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1. An Open Letter to the Christian Nobility
2. The Babylonian Captivity of the Church . . . Luther's reorganization of the sacramental system
3. The Freedom of a Christian
Luther takes on the Roman Catholic Church and none too kindly. Important to both the history of Christianity and the history of Germany -- and of course to all practicing Lutherans. It might even be eye-opening to many Lutherans today who only know of Luther from his catechism.
This is a must-read for anyone who calls herself a Lutheran.
Yes, there are many other voices of Christian (Eastern, Protestant, and Roman) consequence, down to our present day, but in terms of historical impact, few stand with Luther. This volume from Fortress Press, includes English translations of three seminal essays produced in 1520: To the Christian Nobility of the German Nation, The Babylonian Captivity of the Church, and, The Freedom of a Christian. They represent the heart of Luther's case against the Roman papacy, and the heart of the Reformation. His case cites many specific points, is filled with both reverence for God and scripture, and contempt for the self-aggrandizement, politicking, callous money-grubbing, and arrogance of the papal office holders and papist "flatterers":
"If the pope in Rome can grant dispensations and scandalously sell them for money, then every priest may give the same dispensations without price and for the salvation of souls.Read more ›
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This is a complete, if characteristically wordy, work by Martin Luther.Published 11 months ago by Steve Keller
A great book for all Lutherans and also for all Christians who enjoy history!Published 12 months ago by hannah
I am guessing this is good. Gave it as a gift to a Lutheran minister. All of the seminary students had this on their list of books they wanted on their book shelf.Published on May 25, 2014 by Jean Robinson
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It is clasic! It meets my expectations in a way that explain the things which are important for my studies.Published on October 6, 2012 by Vitomir Tepe