October 31, 1517
Number of pages: 144
This new book by religion scholar Martin Marty, released in time for the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, shows how Martin Luther’s insights still speak to the church today about reconciliation, repentance and the need for "a change of heart." Included are the 95 Theses of Martin Luther.
"The ’one thing’ that opens these pages relates to and, in fact, is the first of ninety-five theses that were proposed five hundred years ago by Martin Luther.... Here is that first thesis, as it was voiced by that influential monk in Germany half a millennium ago: "When our Lord and Master Jesus Christ said, ’Repent’ (Matthew 4:17), he willed the entire life of believers to be one of repentance.
So, simply put, this book is about ’repentance’ as a worthy theme for believers to keep in mind if and as they commemorate events of five hundred years ago, events that still shape many features of their lives." — Martin Marty
When Luther nailed his 95 theses to the church door at Wittenberg, little did he know he would start a revolution. Marty, whose Martin Luther: A Life has been called by Publishers Weekly the best brief biography of Luther ever penned, fully explores these earthshaking events and Luther's 500-year legacy, including his 95 theses.
Marty shows how Martin Luther's insights still speak to the church today about reconciliation, repentance and the need for a change of heart.