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Armin Kohnle (Author) Linda M. Maloney (Translator)
Release date: 
December 1, 2017

Armin Kohnle’s Martin Luther: Scholar, Heretic, Husband is an outstanding and visually rich introduction to the life and times of a man who changed society forever. Kohnle works chronologically through Luther’s life, from his early life and monastery years, through his years as a teacher, reformer, and family man in clear, quick moving prose.

Lynn McDonald (Author)
Release date: 
August 15, 2017

Florence Nightingale is remembered in history for the part she played in nursing wounded soldiers during the Crimean War and is often credited as the founder of modern nursing.

In this introduction, Lynn McDonald explores the social, political, and religious factors that formed the original context of her life and writings, such as her faith in a secular world, the Crimean War, and the founding of a new profession, before considering how those factors affected the way she was initially received. 

John Guy (Author)
Release date: 
August 15, 2017

In this fresh assessment of More’s life and legacy, John Guy considers the factors that have given rise to claims concerning More’s significance. Who was the real Thomas More? Was he the saintly, self-possessed hero of conscience of Robert Bolt’s A Man for All Seasons or was he the fanatical, heretic-hunting torturer of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall? Which of these images of More has the greater historical veracity? And why does this man continue to fascinate, inspire, and provoke us today? 

Janina Ramirez (Author)
Release date: 
August 15, 2017

Over six hundred years ago, a woman known as Julian of Norwich wrote what is now regarded as one of the greatest works of literature in English. Based on a sequence of mystical visions she received in 1373, her book is called Revelations of Divine Love.

Medievalist and TV historian Janina Ramirez offers insights into how and why Julian’s writing has survived and what we can learn from this fourteenth-century mystic whose work lay hidden in the shadows of her male contemporaries for far too long.

Release date: 
July 15, 2017

Timothy J. Wengert provides detailed background into the development of Luther’s popular Small Catechism, which began with Luther’s early sermon series on the Ten Commandments, ...

David A. Fiensy (Author)
Release date: 
July 15, 2017

Each volume in the Insights series presents discoveries and insights into biblical texts from a particular approach or perspective in current scholarship. Accessible and appealing ...

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