New Book Available on Martin Luther – The Real Luther: A Friar at Erfurt and Wittenberg
I’m happy to let you know that Concordia Publishing House has just released a new study of Martin Luther. You can view a PDF sample from the book, and order it here. The book is available with a 20% discount for all rostered church workers (of any denomination, not just Lutheran!).
A complete, new translation of Philip Melanchthon’s memoirs of Luther’s life, based on actual discussions with Luther
A fresh chronology of Luther’s life from 1501-17, based on the latest research
Extensive references to both primary and secondary literature for Luther studies
Author Franz Posset, PhD, is an independent researcher and an associate editor of Luther Digest. He has authored five books, including The Front-Runner of the Catholic Reformation: The Life and Works of Johann von Staupitz (2003), and articles for historical encyclopedias. His scholarly research has also appeared in numerous journals. In 2003 he was awarded the Natalie Zemon Davis Prize for superb scholarship.
What Others are Saying
Students and researchers should read this book as a model for how to do Reformation History.
-Markus Wriedt, Dr. Theol., Dr. Habil.
Professor of Historical Theology/Church History
Goethe University Frankfurt/Main and Marquette University
A fascinating history . . . Luther is both a Catholic and a Reformer at the same time.
-Wolfgang Thönissen, Dr. Theol., Dr. Habil.
Professor of Ecumenical Theology
Faculty of Theology, Paderborn
I was constantly fascinated and sometimes even thrilled by his insights into Dr. Martin’s continuity with medieval theology.
-Bishop Richard J. Sklba
Vicar General/Auxiliary Bishop of Milwaukee
Co-chair of the National Lutheran/Catholic Dialogue