Martin Luther's Ninety-Five Theses

With Introduction, Commentary, and Study Guide

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  • 9781506401942
By almost any reckoning, the Ninety-Five Theses ranks as the most important text of the Reformation, if not in substance at least in impact. As the anniversary of their posting on the church door in Wittenberg approaches, what better way to remember and recognize the occasion than to make this important text more easily understood by twenty-first-century readers?

Timothy J. Wengert, one of the best-know interpreters of Luther and Lutheranism active today, sets his newly translated Ninety-Five Theses in its historical context with a detailed introduction and illuminating study notes. To help the reader understand the context and the import of the Ninety-Five Theses more deeply, Wengert provides two more related and essential documents: Luther’s Letter to Archbishop Albrecht of Mainz (to which he appended a copy of the Theses) and Luther’s 1518 Sermon on Indulgences and Grace (written to inform the German-speaking public of his view of indulgences).

The book is simply constructed with introductions and notes for each of the writings, as well as a study guide with questions for individual or group reflection and conversation.

  • Fortress Press; December 2015
  • ISBN 9781506401942
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  • Title: Martin Luther's Ninety-Five Theses
  • Author: Timothy J. Wengert
  • Imprint: Fortress Press
Subject categories
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  • 9781451482799
  • 9781506401942

About The Author

Timothy J. Wengert is the emeritus Ministerium of Pennsylvania Professor of Church History at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. He has authored and edited many books and articles on Reformation topics, including, with Robert Kolb, The Book of Concord (Augsburg Fortress, 2000) and has written over one hundred articles. In 2000, he received the Melanchthon Prize from Bretten, Germany. His most recent publication is Reading the Bible with Martin Luther (2013).

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ISBNs
  • 9781451482799
  • 9781506401942