Martin Luther

A Wild Boar in the Lord's Vineyard

By Mark Worthing

Martin Luther

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  • ISBN: 9781532642920
  • Pages: 212
  • Publication Date: 11/20/2017
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Martin Luther

A Wild Boar in the Lord's Vineyard

By Mark Worthing

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  • ISBN: 9781532642920
  • Pages: 212
  • Publication Date: 11/20/2017
  • Retail Price: $23.00
Web Price: $18.40
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Martin Luther: A Wild Boar in the Lord’s Vineyard tells the story of one of the most eventful and extraordinary lives of the late medieval period.



On 31 October 1517 an obscure German monk named Martin Luther posted 95 theses protesting the selling of indulgences. This single act brought him into inevitable conflict with

both pope and emperor. The dispute that followed changed not only Luther’s life, but also the religious and political face of Europe. This book offers the modern reader a concise and

accessible account of Luther’s remarkable life. It explores his passionate and fiery character, introduces us to a colourful cast of friends and enemies, and explains the complex politics

of church and empire. Whether you agree or disagree with Luther, you will be left with little doubt that his life and thought have shaped the world in which we live – and in more ways

than you may have thought.

Endorsements & Reviews-

Worthing’s Martin Luther is a well-paced introduction to Luther that makes his impact 500 years later understandable. Readers will glimpse and light upon the firm ground of justification

by faith alone in Christ, as famously rediscovered by Luther. The thirty-two short chapters profile the Reformer’s eventful career, his character and the great highs and lows of his life. Martin Luther is a pleasure to read and worthy of wide attention.

Dr Maurice Schild,

emeritus lecturer in Church History, Australian Lutheran College





In this jubilee year of the Reformation, new books and research on Luther abound. In this sketch of Luther’s life by Mark Worthing, many of these fresh insights have been delivered in an

accessible and readable form. The book shows us the human and vulnerable side of the great Reformer, drawing back the curtain of history to reveal the secret of Luther’s genius; that theology can only be authentic when it is embodied in everyday living.

Dr Stephen Pietsch,

author, Of Good Comfort. Martin Luther’s Letters to the Depressed and their Significance for

Pastoral Care Today

Contributors-

Mark Worthing

Bio(s)-

Mark Worthing is pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, North Adelaide, Australia. He holds a PhD in the history and philosophy of science from the University of Regensburg and a Dr.theol in ecumenical theology from the University of Munich. He has lectured in Reformation church history at Luther Seminary, Adelaide, Tabor College, Adelaide, and Universitas Pelita Harapan, Jakarta. His most recent publications include Graeme Clark. The Man Who Invented the Bionic Ear (Allen and Unwin, 2015) and Narnia, Middle- Earth and the Kingdom of God. A History of Fantasy Literature and the Christian Tradition (Stone Table Books, 2016).

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