Endorsements & Reviews-
"In the extensiveness of the resources consulted and in the depth of insight into Luther's own thought which is here revealed, Dr. Forell's work compares very favorably with anything that has been produced on the subject by European scholarship. It is the most solid and genuine piece of Luther research that has come out in this country to my knowledge." - Edgar M. Carlson, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minn.
"The book is especially notable for its balanced judgment and objectivity. Prof. Forell attempts no whitewash, but notes Luther's personal and historical limitations at the same time as he indicates the enduringly valid principles of his ethical thought." - Warren A. Quanbeck, Luther Theological Seminary. St. Paul, Minn.
"This is a significant contribution toward a classification of Luther's social ethics. It convincingly refutes both of the divergent tendencies which assert 'that Luther had no social ethics at all, since he placed society outside of the Christian Gospel, or that his social ethics was purely pragmatic, accepting the social order of his day and thus helping to bring about the growth of capitalism and nationalism.'" - Martin Heinecken, The Lutheran Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA
"This is a book which should be in every Lutheran pastor's personal library and in every Lutheran parish library. As a matter of public relations, parochial, circuit , and district public relations committees should ensure that it finds a place on the shelves of public libraries and college and university libraries as a salutary corrective to the conventional misrepresentations of Luther's ethical principles." - Arthur Carl Piepkorn, Concordia Theological Seminary, St. Louis, MO.