Out of the Storm Paperback

The Life and Legacy of Martin Luther

by Derek Wilson

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Out of the Storm

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Martin Luther changed Europe and, through Europe, the world. It was he who finally exposed the myth of a unified Latin Christendom, which was only held together by crusades, heresy hunts, inquisition, and priestly magic. Though not the first radical thinker to challenge papal pretensions and the doctrines they were founded on, by his defiance Luther created the biggest cause celebre of the age. But this renegade monk did not just split Europe into rival Protestant and Catholic camps. By urging Christians to read and interpret the Bible for themselves, he gave a religious boost to that emancipation of the individual we associate with the Renaissance.By putting men and women in charge of their own destinies he made a cultural impact which is incalculable. This first major biography in English for many years, by leading historian Derek Wilson, responds to recent Reformation scholarship to assess Luther's impact on his own and later ages. A warts-and-all study, it gives a vivid picture of a complex and driven man - courageous, stubborn, rumbustious, vulgar, erudite, self-opinionated - but a man of tireless energy and, above all, total conviction. For his achievements we can admire him.In his failings we can identify with him. Luther remains perpetually fascinating.

Out of the Storm by Derek Wilson was published by Pimlico in January 2008 and is our 56844th best seller. The ISBN for Out of the Storm is 9781844134106.

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Details for Out of the Storm

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherPimlico (January 2008)
Number of Pages416
Thickness29 mm
Height233 mm
Width153 mm
Product Code1142171
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