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To the Christian Nobility of the German Nation

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To the Christian Nobility of the German Nation is the first of three tracts written by Martin Luther in 1520. In this work, he defined for the first time the signature doctrines of the Priesthood of all believers and the two kingdoms.
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Cody Smith
Didactic and simple. His hyperbole and melodrama, though, were extremely entertaining. If you are thinking of reading this, a drinking game would be to take a drink every time Luther calls the pope the Antichrist. I had to read this book for class.
Robert Tessmer
Interesting historical work. The book helped me to "get into the mind" of Luther and try to understand the world he live in and the goals he had in mind. It is a short read and I found it very easy to understand.

The year 1520 saw the publication of the three great documents which laid down the fundamental principles of the Reformation. In the "Address to the Christian Nobility of the German Nation," Luther attacked the corruptions of the Church and the abuses of its authority, and asserted the r
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Scott Harris
Reading Martin Luther's works is always an insightful exercise, both into the mind of this historical giant and into the evolution of the social, ecclesiological and theogical thinking that was occurring in the 16th century. His thoughts on the marriage of the clergy which dominate the second half of this volume are intriguing and remind readers of the force of emotion that accompanied such issues throughout history.
Eli
For anyone interested in Reformation history, this is a must read. Luther is a bit too political for my liking, though hearing him talk about his nations political situation is fascinating. The first chapter on the three walls of Romanism is timeless and classic. I cheered!
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Martin Luther was a German monk, theologian, university professor and church reformer whose ideas inspired the Protestant Reformation and changed the course of Western civilization.

Luther's theology challenged the authority of the papacy by holding that the Bible is the only infallible source of religious authority and that all baptized Christians under Jesus are a spiritual priesthood. According
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