“Martin Luther: The Ninety-Five Theses and Other Writings” ed. William R. Russell

Sunday, 01 Jul 2018

“For Luther, the believer’s heavenly comfort derives from a conscience at rest in the righteousness of Christ.”
In late 2017, the Penguin Classics series published an edition of selected writings of Martin Luther, featuring the Ninety-Five Theses. Lutheran pastor and scholar William Russell freshly translates and edits several of Luther’s writings on a wide range of subjects and genres, showing the depth and breadth of Luther—the man, the theologian, and the reformer. I recommend this book to the modern Christian reader as a front door into the mansion of Luther’s writings. My chief complaint, however, is that the editor’s introduction incorrectly defines Luther’s “Law and Gospel” distinction (xxvi–xxvii). Citing ...

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