タイトルMartin Luther: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
著者・編者;Scott H. Hendrix
出版社;Oxford Univ Press
出版年;2010年
ISBN;9780199574339
テキストリンクamazon

内容紹介

This introduction presents Martin Luther as historians now see him. Instead of singling him out as a modern hero, the book emphasizes the context in which Luther worked, the colleagues who supported him, and the opponents who adamantly opposed his agenda for change.

Scott H. Hendrix explains the religious reformation and Luther's importance, without ignoring the political and cultural forces that led the reformation down paths Luther could neither foresee nor influence. This Very Short Introduction pays tribute to Luther's genius, but also recognizes the self-righteous attitude that alienated contemporaries, offering a unique explanation for that behaviour.

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レビュー
A useful new book. (Scott Hendrix, The Daily Telegraph)
This is a great addition to OUP's 'Very Short Introductions' series of books, which manages to pack a huge amount of fascinating and useful material into just over a hundred small pages. ... The author is clearly aware of a vast amount of scholarly discussion and secondary literature on Luther and has an enviable ability to summarise and critique it in short compass, and he does a good job of helping us appreciate the historical distance between us and Luther. (Lee Gatiss, Churchman)

著者について

Scott H. Hendrix is Professor Emeritus of Reformation History at Princeton Theological Seminary. He currently chairs the Continuation Committee of the International Congress for Luther Research. His publications include Luther and the Papacy: Stages in A Reformation Conflict (1981), Tradition and Authority in the Reformation (1996), Preaching the Reformation (2003), and Luther (2009).

目次  
  • Foreword 
  • 1: Luther and the reformation 
  • 2: Becoming a reformer 
  • 3: The labours of reform 
  • 4: Luther's Bible 
  • 5: The new Christianity 
  • 6: The political reformation 
  • 7: From monk to family man 
  • 8: Angels and demons 
  • Afterword 
  • Chronology 
  • Glossary 
  • Further reading