Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Review: Martin Luther in His Own Words

"Martin Luther in His Own Words" gives just enough contextual and explanatory commentary before a number of selections of the reformer's works. I would have appreciated, however, some explanation of the division and organization of the book, which is set up into sections: Sola Fide, Sola Gratia, Sola Scriptura, Sola Christus, Soli Deo Gloria. I didn't always understand how selections fit into these categories, or what exactly the categories entailed or meant. Topics actually addressed in Luther's writings here include faith and works, the book of Romans,  the doctrines and practices of men versus the doctrine of God, and our duty to God. I do recommend the book for anyone looking for some highlights of Luther's writings.

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