The Legacy of Luther
This book is divided into three sections that are each addressed through a series of essays written by an impressive team of theologians. While it is inter ...more
On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed the Ninety-Five Theses to the castle door in Wittenberg. One act of courage sparked a theological firestorm in Germany that set the world able in a matter of days. Spreading like wildfire, thousands were introduced to the gospel, which is received by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.
The Legacy of Luther celebrates the acco ...more
This book is a collection of essays, written by some of today’s top Reformed theologians and pastors, on different aspects of Luther’s life and theology, including the legacy he left behind.
This is a must read for anyone interested in Luther, the Reformation, church history, or Christian theology. The organi ...more
Premise/plot: The Legacy of Luther is edited by R.C. Sproul and Stephen J. Nichols. It has many contributors including: John MacArthur, David B. Calhoun, Joel R. Beeke, Steven J. Lawson, Stephen J. Nichols, Michael S. Horton, Guy Prentiss Waters, Sinclair B. Ferguson, W. Robert Godfrey. Gene Edward Veith, Aaron Clay Denlin ...more
The biography sections are, in my opinion the least interesting part of the book. In the section on the Diet of Worms, John Eck, the assistant of the archbishop of Trier, who handled the public interrogation of Luther at the Diet, is oddly conflated with the other John Eck, who debated Luther at Leipzig and lat ...more
Sproul and Nichols serve as editors as well as contributors to this excellent treatment of the impact that Martin Luther had in the wo ...more
*students turn in 14 essays*
*staples them together and publishes a book*
Agggh. I’m indebted to RC Sproul for his teaching. I love the man. But this truly reads as a collection of essays, making the material very repetitive.
Luther altered the course of world history. He is worth getting to know. I’m not sure this is the best source. Bainton’s biography is cited frequently in these essays, that’ ...more
The penultimate chapter, "A New Song Begun: Luther and Music" by Terry Yount, is superb.
After listening to this I had to read it. As I said above this is a very helpful intro to Luther.
The contributors to this volume are: Stephen Nichols, Steven Lawson, David B. Calhoun, Joel Beeke, Michael Horton, Guy Prentiss Waters, Sinclair Ferguson, W. Robert Godfrey, Gene Edwards Veith, Aaron Clay Denlinger, Scott Maentsch, Sean Micha ...more
The Legacy of Luther is not extensi ...more
Whereas the church has always had some who believed in the doctrines of grace (and the Reformation) it took someone like Luther to forge the way. Unlike Hus, Luther was protected by the civil authorities allowing him to continue his work after being condemned to death by the church.
In theology his chief problems included staunchly adhering to the real pres ...more
Dr. R.C. Sproul (1939–2017) was founder of Ligonier Ministries, an international Christian discipleship organization located near Orlando, Fla. He was founding pastor of Saint Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, Fla., first president of Reformation Bible College, and executive editor of Tabletalk magazine.
Ligonier Ministries began in 1971 as the Ligonier Valley Study Center in Ligonier, Pa. In an effort t...more