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Volume 1 of The Annotated Luther series contains writings that defined the roots of reform set in motion by Martin Luther, beginning with the 95 Theses (1517) through The Freedom of a Christian (1520). Included are treatises, letters, and sermons written from 1517–1520, which set the framework for key themes in all of Luther’s later works. Also included are documents that reveal Luther’s earliest confrontations with Rome and his defense of views and perspectives that led to his excommunication by Leo X in 1520.

These documents display a Luther grounded in late medieval theology and its peculiar issues, trained in the latest humanist methods of the Renaissance, and, most especially, showing sensitivity toward the pastoral consequences for theological positions and church practice.

Each volume in The Annotated Luther series contains new introductions, as well as annotations, illustrations, and notes to help shed light on Luther's context and interpret his writings for today. The translations of Luther’s writings include updates of Luther’s Works, American Edition or entirely new translations of Luther’s German or Latin writings.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Blurbs, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Series Introduction
  2. Hans J. Hillerbrand, Kirsi I. Stjerna, Timothy J. Wengert
  3. pp. vii-x
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. p. xi
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  1. Maps
  2. pp. xii-xiv
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  1. Introduction to Volume 1
  2. Timothy J. Wengert
  3. pp. 1-12
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  1. [The 95 Theses or] Disputation for Clarifying the Power of Indulgences, 1517
  2. Timothy J. Wengert
  3. pp. 13-46
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  1. Letter from Martin Luther to Albrecht, Archbishop of Mainz, 31 October 1517
  2. Timothy J. Wengert
  3. pp. 47-56
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  1. A Sermon on Indulgences and Grace, 1518
  2. Timothy J. Wengert
  3. pp. 57-66
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  1. Heidelberg Disputation, 1518
  2. Dennis Bielfeldt
  3. pp. 67-120
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  1. The Proceedings at Augsburg, 1518
  2. Suzanne Hequet
  3. pp. 121-166
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  1. A Sermon on the Meditation of Christ’s Holy Passion, 1519
  2. Dirk G. Lange
  3. pp. 167-180
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  1. Sermon on the Sacrament of Penance, 1519
  2. Dirk G. Lange
  3. pp. 181-202
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  1. The Holy and Blessed Sacrament of Baptism, 1519
  2. Dirk G. Lange
  3. pp. 203-224
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  1. The Blessed Sacrament of the Holy and True Body of Christ, and the Brotherhoods, 1519
  2. Dirk G. Lange
  3. pp. 225-256
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  1. Treatise on Good Works, 1520
  2. Timothy J. Wengert
  3. pp. 257-368
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  1. To the Christian Nobility of the German Nation concerning the Improvement of the Christian Estate, 1520
  2. James M. Estes
  3. pp. 369-466
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  1. The Freedom of a Christian, 1520
  2. Timothy J. Wengert
  3. pp. 467-538
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  1. Image Credits
  2. pp. 539-540
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  1. Index of Scriptural References
  2. pp. 541-548
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  1. Index of Names
  2. pp. 549-556
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  1. Index of Works by Martin Luther
  2. pp. 557-560
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  1. Index of Subjects
  2. pp. 561-578
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781451465358
Related ISBN
9781451462692
MARC Record
OCLC
930327486
Pages
592
Launched on MUSE
2015-11-26
Language
English
Open Access
No
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