Life of Luther
An historic and comprehensive biography of early Christianity’s most influential leader of the Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther.
Controversial and visionary, Luther’s life is revealed in this rare presentation of his work as an educator and church leader. From his birth and childhood, to his religious education, and the events leading up to the Protestant Reformation, you will discover the views and experiences that led to his excommunication by the Pope in 1520. Correspondence and accounts shed further light on Luther’s defiant translation of the Bible from Latin to the language of the common man.
This unique biography is reproduced from an 1850 American Sunday School Union original, and in it you will be introduced to the pivotal life of this enigmatic man before, during, and after one of Christianity’s defining events.
About the Author
Born in Massachusetts in 1802, Barnas Sears was a respected theologian and scholar, who served in leadership areas of education and pastoral ministry for more than fifty years. He taught in several universities, and even spent time studying and researching in Europe from 1833 to 1835, including at the University of Halle in Germany. He was honored with a doctorate degree from Harvard in 1841, and one from Yale in 1862. He was a promoter of free schools for the whole people, helping encourage and provide support of public schools through adequate taxation, and served as president of Brown
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