Martin Luther, aside from being a theologian, pastor, and professor, was also a hymn writer. This book is filled with his poetic offerings of praise to God. See the heart for worship and beautiful expressions of dogma that Luther penned in this collection. Examples include “Jesus was for Sinners Slain” and “A Mighty Castle is our God.” This book is useful for pastors, those in worship ministry, or as devotional readings in small group settings.
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John Hunt was born at Bridgend, Perth in 1827 and educated at the University of St. Andrews. In 1855 he was ordained to the curacy of Deptford, Sunderland. He held several curacies to 1878, when he became vicar of Oxford, near Sevenoaks. He published Select Poems and The Spiritual Songs of Martin Luther.
Martin Luther 1483–1546) was a key figure in the Protestant Reformation and one of the most significant figures in Western history. Over the course of his life, he was a monk, a priest, a professor of biblical literature, a Reformer, a husband, and a father.
Luther is most noted for his 95 Theses (1517), in which he argues that indulgences are not acts of penance which can replace true repentance. In 1520, Pope Leo X and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V demanded that Luther retract all of his writings. Luther refused. He was subsequently excommunicated and declared an outlaw.
Luther has been both praised and vilified for what he preached and wrote. His translation of the Christian Bible into the vernacular greatly influenced the church. His works continue to impact all Christians and animate the movement that bears his name. His works are also represented in Martin Luther’s Basic Theological Writings and the Luther’s Works collection.