This article addresses five commonly mentioned things about Martin Luther that are actually myths: he was a simple monk, he personally nailed the Ninety-Five Theses to a door in Wittenberg, he said, "Here I stand," he was the first to translate the Bible into German, and he said something about planting a tree.
What was the practice of the Reformers with regard to the mission of the church in the world? Is it true that Martin Luther and John Calvin had no concern for the mission of the church? Gustav Warneck speaks of a "strange silence" of the Reformers in this regard. It is the view of Chaney that Luther was not blind to the missionary call of the church. Read the article for more.
This article traces the development of Martin Luther from Catholicism to Protestantism, from works righteousness to the discovery of justification by grace through faith in Christ.
This article recounts the events leading up to the excommunication of Martin Luther.
This article is a biography on Martin Luther.
This article explains how Martin Luther suffered a lot from the fear of death, hell, and God's wrath. He was liberated from this fear when his eyes were opened to the truth of salvation in Christ.
This article offers ten insights into the person and work of Martin Luther, including: he caused a U-turn in theology, designed his own "Luther rose," published prolifically, had his eye on the devil, and was a family man.
This article provides a historical account of how Katherine von Bora, a nun in her late teens, was rescued from a convent together with eight other nuns by the help of Martin Luther. Later Katherine got married to Luther himself. The rest of the account details how Katherine was instrumental in Martin Luther's work as a pioneering Reformer in the face of the many dangers and oppositions of their time.
This article shows that Reformed churches should not only rejoice that Martin Luther took a stand against error in doctrine, but also be prepared to take the stand themselves.
This chronicle draws attention to a number of significant and important studies that have appeared on the life and work of Martin Luther.
Under the leadership of Martin Luther, the doctrine of sola Scriptura became a characteristic of the Reformation. But what did Luther believe about sola Scriptura? This article looks at his perspective on inspiration and inerrancy, to address the question whether or not Luther was the father of neo-orthodoxy.
This article looks at the character and views of Martin Luther, discussing whether or not they are in line with the modern evangelical church.
This article indicates how modern Luther research emphasized the real significance for Martin Luther for today. He was a gifted teacher that brought the great central truth of the Christian faith back to the life of the church. This article considers what Luther had to say about doctrine, the Bible, and church.
This article is Martin Luther's account of his conversion after his study of Romans 1.
The Holy Spirit and spirituality are two key aspects frequently noted in theological discussions. Wood finds it profitable to reconsider the approach of Martin Luther to these two themes in theology. He indicates the importance of the Holy Spirit in Luther's theology and the role of the Spirit in Luther's piety and experience of faith.
The purpose of this volume is to provide primary sources from important authors with an apologetic concern. Chapter 1 provides an excerpt from Martin Luther, Concerning Christian Liberty (or On Christian Freedom), written in 1520. This work extols one of Luther’s central theological themes: justification by grace through faith. The excerpt is preceded by an introduction to the historical and theological context in which the work of Luther appeared.