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  1. you really should read martin brecht’s 3 volume bio of luther.

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  2. Heiko Oberman’s one volume Luther bio is still a good read also. But this from Martin Brecht is a must read! Thanks… it is so very good that all of our Reformers are read! The Swiss Lutherans continue also, Gustaf Aulen, Yngve Brilioth, Anders Nygren, Nathan Soderblom. Not always equal, but worth reading to my mind.
    Fr. R.

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  3. Just Sayin'

    Life is too short to read three-volume biographies.

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  4. ed b

    As if no one else but Luther ever risked death for writing or speaking their minds throughout history.

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    1. ed b

      Luther had the support of the ruler of Saxony. And refused to be taken to Rome.

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      1. ed b

        And then once Lutheranism became the new established religion of Saxony, Catholics were on the run, and Luther wrote the new catechisms that everyone must learn, and woe to any Protestant sectarians, like Anabaptists, whom Melanchthon interrogated and had imprisoned or tortured in Saxony. In fact Melanchthon drafted and Luther and other ministers signed a paper submitted to the rulers that demanded death for Anabaptists and anyone daring to go against the Apostle’s Creed.

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