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Martin Luther posted his Ninety-five Theses on the church door at Wittenberg in 1517. In the three years that followed, Luther clarified and defended his position in numerous writings. Chief among these are the three treatises written in 1520. In these writings Luther tried to frame his ideas in terms that would be comprehensible not only to the clergy but to people from a wide range of backgrounds. To the Christian Nobility of the German Nation is an attack on the corruption of the church and the abuses of its authority, bringing to light many of the underlying reasons for the Reformation. The second treatise, The Babylonian Captivity of the Church, contains Luther's sharp criticism of the sacramental system of the Catholic church. The Freedom of a Christian gives a concise presentation of Luther's position on the doctrine of justification by faith. The translations of these treatises are all taken from the American edition of Luther's Works. This new edition of Three Treatises will continue to be a popular resource for individual study, church school classes, and college and seminary courses.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Martin Luther
Publisher: Fortress Press
Release: 1970-01-01
File: 316 Pages
ISBN-13: 1451414293

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Genre: Conveyancing
Author: William West
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Release: 1594
File: 532 Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:1179834796

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Author: Henry MASON (Prebendary of St. Paul's.)
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Release: 1634
File: 455 Pages
ISBN-13: BL:A0020929930

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In AD 726, the Byzantine emperor ordered the destruction of all icons, or religious images, throughout the empire, and icons were subject to an imperial ban that was to last, with a brief remission, until AD 843. A defender of icons, St John of Damascus wrote three treatises against "those who attack the holy images." He differentiates between the veneration of icons, which is a matter of expressing honor, and idolatry, which is offering worship to something other than God.

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Genre: Art
Author: Saint John (of Damascus)
Publisher: St Vladimir's Seminary Press
Release: 2003
File: 163 Pages
ISBN-13: 0881412457

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Author: William ATTERSOLL
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Release: 1633
File: Pages
ISBN-13: BL:A0024472948

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Genre: Aesthetics
Author: James Harris
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Release: 1765
File: 377 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105003694911

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Author: Edward REYNOLDS (Bishop of Norwich.)
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Release: 1640
File: 535 Pages
ISBN-13: BL:A0024872971

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""What man is there whose heart, hearing these things, will not rejoice to its very core, and in receiving such comfort grow tender so as to love Christ, as he never could be made to love by any laws or works? Who would have power to harm such a heart or to make it afraid? For it believes that the righteousness of Christ is its own, and that its sin is not its own, but Christ's, and that all sin is swallowed up by the righteousness of Christ is a necessary consequence of faith in Christ. So the heart learns to scoff at death and sin, and to say with the apostle, 'Where, O death, is thy victory? Where, O death, is thy sting?' (1 Cor. 15:55ff). For death is swallowed up not only in the victory of Christ, but also by our victory, because through faith His victory has become ours, and in that faith we also are conquerors." ~From the Freedom of the Christian Luther was not just a firebrand priest who riled up some priests and accidentally started a religious movement. In these three treatises, we get a full picture of what Luther stood for and what he stood against. In his Letter to the Christian Nobility, he explains the doctrine of the priesthood of all believers and calls upon German princes to reform the church, since the Papacy refused to do so. In The Babylonian Captivity of the Church he attacks the sacramental system of the Roman Catholic church and explains that the Lord's Supper is not a sacrifice made to God, but an offering of the promise to the people. He calls for them to feed the people the bread and wine again. Finally, in his inspiring The Freedom of the Christian, Luther proclaims the heart of the Reformation: the doctrine of justification by faith alone. Because God has saved us once and for all from our sins and no works can increase our salvation, we are free to love both God and our neighbor, not from a spirit of fear, but out of gratitude for everything God has done for us. Read these works and be inspired. "At points, Luther is lyrical, even ecstatic, as he proclaims the benefits of justification by faith alone. Since acceptance by God is entirely a free gift, the Christian is free from the burden of the law and is free to do good works in the proper spirit "A Christian man is a perfectly free lord of all, subject to none. A Christian man is a perfectly dutiful servant of all, subject to all" (237). ... The three treatises are short reads.... It would not be unfair to refer to them as pamphlets. But they are surely the weightiest pamphlets in Christian history. With this new edition, their power continues to resound." ~From Wedgeworth's Preface"--

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Genre: Reformation
Author: Martin Luther
Publisher:
Release: 2020
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 1947644688

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Genre: Art
Author: James Harris
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Release: 1783
File: 377 Pages
ISBN-13: BML:37001101395320

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Author: John Wycklyffe
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Release: 1851
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ISBN-13: BSB:BSB10777361

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