Luther's Treatise On Christian Freedom and Its Legacy
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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of Pages: 170
Width: 16 cm
Height: 23.2 cm
This book analyzes Luther's treatise On Christian Freedom and its revolutionary re-definition of what it means to be Christian as one freed by Christ from sin, the accusation of God's law, and death in order to be bound or bonded to the neighbor. Robert Kolb puts the treatise in its historical context, tracing its key ideas as they developed out of his medieval background, and as they continued to mature throughout his life. A contextual analysis of the text accompanies an overview of how this treatise was used or ignored throughout subsequent centuries, including the more extensive impact it has had in the last half century.