Martin Luther (Paperback)

    Martin Luther (Paperback)

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    This brief, insightful biography of Martin Luther strips away the myths surrounding the Reformer to offer a more nuanced account of his life and ministry. Coinciding with the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, this accessible yet robustly historical and theological work highlights the medieval background of Luther's life in contrast to contemporary legends. Internationally respected church historian Volker Leppin explores the Catholic roots of Lutheran thought and locates Luther's life in the unfolding history of 16th-century Europe. Foreword by Timothy J. Wengert

    About the Author

    Rhys joined the Faculty at Ridley College Melbourne in 2004, after working for some years as an Anglican Chaplain amongst tertiary students at Latrobe University and then at the University of Melbourne.

    Rhys studied German at the Universities of Melbourne and Cologne, taking out an MA, before commencing theological studies at Ridley where he gained his MTh on Austrian revivals of the eighteenth century.

    Rhys's doctoral thesis investigated the ecclesiology of Jonathan Edwards. He has been a Visiting Fellow in the Yale Divinity School, and leads the Jonathan Edwards Center for Australia, housed at Ridley, which sponsors the study of evangelical history, and the texts and thought of Edwards. Rhys counts amongst his other heroes Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Billy Graham. He also serves on the General Synod Liturgy Commission of the Anglican Church of Australia, and is a passionate advocate for the importance of church done well.

    Rhys describes himself as a seriously serious coffee drinker, a lover of all things German, and is rejuvenated by hiking in Tasmania. His chief form of exercise is swimming, and looks forward one day to having a dog to take on walks to meet the neighbours. Travel is a besetting sin, which he repents of from time to time after returning from holidays.