Luther's Wittenberg World

The Reformer's Family, Friends, Followers, and Foes

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Robert Kolb
  • Minneapolis, MN : 
    Fortress Press
    , May
     2018.
     312 pages.
     $34.00.
     Hardcover.
    ISBN
    9781451490077.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by David Whitford forthcoming.

Description

In conversations about the Reformation, the name Martin Luther towers above all others. And rightly so. His work, vision, and writings set Christianity on a course of events that would forever change the way that most believers live and understand their faith. And yet, the Reformation was far more than Martin Luther. Around Luther were hundreds of people—fellow teachers and priests, politicians, artists, printers, and spouses—without whose activity and work the Reformation would have progressed much differently. These women and men make up Luther’s Wittenberg world, and there is much to be learned from engaging their work. In this monumental work, Robert Kolb introduces us to those individuals. Engaging and informative essays on the social, political, and economic realities of the sixteenth century frame brief introductions to over two hundred supporting “cast members” whose lives played out around Martin Luther. Comprehensively illustrated, with maps, bibliographies, and other resources, Luther’s Wittenberg World is a treasure.  

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Robert Kolb is International Research Emeritus Professor for the Institute of Mission Studies at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. Among his many publications, he is the author of Martin Luther: Confessor of the Faith (2009) and coeditor of The Book of Concord (2001). 

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