"Luther believed that the Christian life could and should be lived out fully within the world. He taught that rulers, pastors, husbands and wives, business people and craftsmen all served God by fulfilling their responsibilities within their vocations. The Annotated Luther Volume 5 provides contemporary translations of Luther’s treatises on marriage, schools, business and moneylending, soldiers and warfare, and politics as well as his views on the Jews and Turks. Luther’s attempts to relate the Gospel to human activity in all spheres of life all repay careful study, even where they appear dated or wrong. The scholars who translated, introduced and annotated them have done their readers a great service."
Volume 5 of The Annotated Luther series features Luther's writings that intersect church and state, faith, and life lived as a follower of Christ. His insights regarding marriage, trade, public education, and war are articulated. His theological and biblical insights also colored the way he spoke of the Jews and Turks, as well his admonition to the German peasants in their uprisings against the established powers.
Each volume in The Annotated Luther series contains new introductions, as well as annotations, illustrations, and notes to help shed light on Luther's context and interpret his writings for today. The translations of Luther's writings include updates of Luther's Works American Edition, or entirely new translations of Luther's German or Latin writings.
- Publisher Fortress Press
- ISBN 9781451462739
- Brand Annotated Luther
- Format Hardcover
- Dimensions 7.5 x 9.25
- Pages 736
- Publication Date March 1, 2017
1. Introduction—Hans J Hillerbrand
2. Luther’s Will, 1542—Hans J Hillerbrand
3. A Sermon on the Estate of Marriage Revised and Corrected by Dr. Martin Luther, 1519—Marjorie Elizabeth Plummer
4. On the Estate of Marriage, 1522—Marjorie Elizabeth Plummer
5. On Secular Authority: To What Extent It Should Be Obeyed, 1523—James M. Estes
6. On Business and Usury, 1524—Hans J Hillerbrand
7. Whether Soldiers, Too, Can be Saved, 1526—John D. Roth
8. To the Councilmen of All Cities in Germany That They Establish and Maintain Christian Schools, 1524—H. Ashley Hall
9. Admonition to Peace, A Reply to the Twelve Articles of the Peasants in Swabia, 1525—Ashley Null
10. On War Against the Turk, 1529—John D. Roth
11. That Jesus Christ Was Born a Jew, 1523—Kirsi I. Stjerna
12. About the Jews and Their Lies, 1543—Hans J. Hillerbrand
13. On the Schem Hamphoras and On the Lineage of Christ, 1543—Brooks Schramm
Luther’s attempts to relate the Gospel to human activity in all spheres of life all repay careful study. The scholars who translated, introduced and annotated them have done their readers a great service.
No other single volume offers a better starting point for students, pastors, and all readers interested in how Luther confronted the ever-present question, ‘How is the Christian to live in society?’
"Judiciously selected and expertly introduced by leading scholars, the works in this volume reveal Luther’s views on a wide range of themes pertaining to Christian life in the world—from marriage to war to interactions with Turks and Jews. The writings presented here rank among Luther’s most important and profound works—as well as, sometimes, his most disturbing. With helpful introductions that illuminate the contexts in which Luther wrote, no other single volume offers a better starting point for students, pastors, and all readers interested in how Luther confronted the ever-present question, 'How is the Christian to live in society?'"
Carefully edited and contextualized . . .
"This volume of the Annotated Luther explores the work of Martin Luther as he engaged with the pressing issues of his day. The writings in this volume, carefully edited and contextualized with introductions and supporting materials by the editors, present Luther’s thoughts on a range of topics, from the mundane to the controversial, from marriage and trade to the Peasants’ War and the Jews."