The book is dedicated to our friend Gregory Alan Thornbury. Read his recent article for The Classical Difference.

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We’ve been riveted by Eric Metaxas’ biography, Martin Luther, released in 2017, the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. If you’re looking to gain a deeper appreciation of the Western world as we know it, a better grasp of church history, or just plain inspiration to do the right thing in the face of seemingly insurmountable opposition, this is the book for you.

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On All Hallow’s Eve in 1517, a young monk named Martin Luther posted a document he hoped would spark an academic debate, but that instead ignited a conflagration that would forever destroy the world he knew. Five hundred years after Luther’s now famous 95 Theses appeared, Eric Metaxas, acclaimed biographer of the bestselling Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy and Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery, paints a startling portrait of the wild figure whose adamantine faith cracked the edifice of Western Christendom and dragged medieval Europe into the future. Written in riveting prose and impeccably researched, Martin Luther tells the searing tale of a
humble man who, by bringing ugly truths to the highest seats of power, caused the explosion whose sound is still ringing in our ears. Luther’s monumental faith and courage gave birth to the ideals of faith, virtue, and freedom that today lie at the heart of all modern life.

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