Martin Luther: Catholic Dissident

Book cover

Martin Luther: Catholic Dissident

£0.00
£10.99
In stock
Author :   Peter Stanford
Publisher :   Hodder & Stoughton General Div
Published :   05/10/2017
ISBN :   9781473621671
Format :   Paperback
Weight (g) :   300

The 31st of October 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther pinning his 95 'Theses' - or reform proposals - to the door of his local university church in Wittenberg. Most scholars now agree that the details of this eye-catching gesture are more...   Read more
The 31st of October 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther pinning his 95 'Theses' - or reform proposals - to the door of his local university church in Wittenberg. Most scholars now agree that the details of this eye-catching gesture are more legend than hammer and nails, but what is certainly true is that on this day, the Augustinian Friar and theologian issued an outspokenly blunt challenge to his own Catholic Church to reform itself from within - especially over the sale of 'indulgences' - which ultimately precipitated a huge religious and political upheaval right across Europe and divided mainstream Christianity ever after. This biography from journalist Peter Stanford looks at Martin Luther from within his Catholic context and examines his actual aims for Catholicism, as well as his enduring legacy, and where he might fit within the church today.