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Martin Luther Audiobook

Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet

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On October 31, 1517, an unknown monk nailed a theological pamphlet to a church door in a small university town and set in motion a process that helped usher in the modern world. Within a few years Luther's ideas had spread like wildfire. His attempts to reform Christianity by returning it to its biblical roots split the Western Church, divided Europe, and polarized people's beliefs. Yet Luther was a deeply flawed human being: a fervent believer tormented by spiritual doubts, a prolific writer whose translation of the Bible would shape the German language yet whose attacks on his opponents were vicious and foul mouthed. Perhaps surprisingly, the man who helped create the modern world was not modern himself: for him the devil was not a figure of speech but a real, physical presence. Acclaimed historian Lyndal Roper explains how Luther's impact can be understood only against the background of the times. As a brilliant biographer, she gives us the flesh-and-blood figure, reveals the often contradictory psychological forces that drove Luther forward, and the dynamics they unleashed, which turned a small act of protest into a battle against the power of the Church.

©2017 Lyndal Roper (P)2017 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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    I should have taken the clue from the introductory of the author, on their preconceptions and prejudices. While the research done by the author is commendable, it is the application of that research and judgement by modern and sectarian standards that is disturbing. The sacramentarian controversy is a good example. While correctly laying out the positions of Luther and of the Zwinglians, Roper than chides Luther for not bending toward them even though he (rightly) considered the Zwinglians not only just wrong but heretical on this topic. Add to that Mr. Page's narration which was very difficult to listen to. His constant mispronunciation of Melanchthon's name was grinding. I would not recommend this book or performance to anyone.

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