Table Talk (Fount Classics Series)

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Martin Luther (1483-1546) was educated by the Augustinian Hermits in Erfurt and at the University of Erfurt. He believed in the Pauline principle of justification by faith. Faith is a gift from God made available to humans by the incarnation of God the Son. This led him to challenge the corruption of the Church and he became the main leader of the Protestant Reformation. This volume is a selection of recollections, by friends and family, of things Luther said informally. It is therefore not as heavily theological as his writings, but rather an easily accessible and personal account of the German Reformation. This book celebrates the atmosphere of intellectual and spiritual freedom that was found at this time. These are thoughts of Luther as he relaxed with friends, and through them we glimpse beyond the theologian to the whole man; his feelings, ideas and even his humour.

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This religious classic brings to life one of the most famous leaders of the Protestant Reformation in simple conversations that reveal his personality and wisdom.

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Martin Luther (1483-1546) lived in a time when the Roman Catholic church and her popes were more powerful and wealthy than royalty and rulers. And, with such power and wealth, came corruption. Among other atrocities, priests allowed people to purchase "indulgences." For a tidy sum of money, any sin could be forgiven. In fact, the church was able to make even more money by selling "indulgences" for future sins that had yet to be committed. The coffers of the church grew fat, and people of means grew lazy in their adherence to the Word of God ... and even worse.

Luther was not the first theologian to stand up to the Church of Rome, but he launched a relentless attack on the ethics and consciences of Christians with such fervor and confidence that he changed Christian religious practices forever.

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