Essay on Martin Luther And The Lutheran Reformation

900 Words Apr 6th, 2015 4 Pages
Recognized by esteemed awards, counting a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, and grants from the American Council of Learned Societies and the American Philosophical Society, James M. Kittleson used his talent and scholarly successes as an ardent researcher focused on Martin Luther and the Lutheran Reformation. For three decades, he was a frontrunner in the field of Reformation studies, to which he gave generously of his time and talent, serving on the editorial boards of Studies in the Reformation and the Lutheran Quarterly. Kittleson wrote “Luther the Reformer: The Story of the Man and His Career” in 1986, with the primary purpose, “to tell the story of Martin Luther to readers who are not specialist in the field of Luther studies have no desire to become ensnared in the arguments of specialists (Kittleson, 1986)”. Kittleson does achieve his purpose. Kittleson starts out the book with background information detailing his reason for writing the book. The first chapter is “The Son of a Peasant”. Kittleson shows Martin Luther’s humble beings and a relationship between father and son. Hans and Margarette Luder, his parents, were of peasant descendants. However, Hans had some success as a miner. In 1484, the family moved to nearby Mansfeld. University of Erfurt, in 1501, Martin Luther starting point earned a Master of Arts degree. Luther’s fear of hell and God’s wrath hit him with a banging thunderstorm. Pleading for his life, he…

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