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Faith and Freedom: An Invitation to the Writings of Martin Luther is the first selection in decades for the general reader from the many dozens of volumes that constitute Martin Luther’s collected works. The selections included here, chosen for their pastoral tone, speak across the centuries and inform the spiritual concerns of today.Drawing on Luther’s Bible prefaces and ...more
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Published May 7th 2002 by Vintage
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Ian Caveny
Jun 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
An engrossing collection of Martin Luther's writing that sheds more light on the man than the copious biographies and pseudobiographies that abound. For a man whose work and life has changed 500 years of Christendom, Luther has received his fair share of bad press, most undeserved and uncritical.

This collection reveals a pastor whose primary concern is the compassionate caring for his flock, not a fiery Reformer aiming for the destruction of the "Antichrist" (the papacy). In this collection, one
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Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great compilation of Luther's writing.
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An excellent book, although it was a slow read for me for some reason. Must reading....especially if you are a Lutheran and have not read much or any of Luther's works....it seems to be a great primer.
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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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