By Martin Luther / T. Bensley / 1826
Martin Luther wrote: “This book of Psalms is, in my opinion, of a different nature from all the other books...For it is not in our power or strength to fulfill the law of God, or to imitate Christ: all we can do is to desire and pray that we might be able to do the Word, and imitate Christ’s example...” Martin Luther understood even the Psalms in the context of the law and the Christian, and this volume provides his commentary on the first 11 psalms. Luther’s word-by-word approach offers exegetical and theological insights to enrich your study of the Psalms.
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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.