(The Luther Case). On 31 October 1517 an Augustinian monk called Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses on indulgences to the door of Wittenberg castle-church. Although his intention was to present the text for discussion in line with the academic practices of the time, the action was taken as a challenge to the Church hierarchy. This simple act opened the Luther Case, a process which concluded with the excommunication and condemning to death of the Augustinian monk, but which also signified the beginning of the Reformation, and with it, the beginning of Modernity. Using original sources, this work
presents the later stages of the Luther Case as well as the different keys to understanding how and why they happened. It is a thoroughly documented attempt to understand both sides and their respective positions, to build bridges of dialogue and reciprocal understanding half a millennia later, to banish the different prejudices and to reflect on the past, the present and the future. The result is a fundamental book penetrating further into what are commonly superficially understood facts and frequently badly explained and interpreted actions. They are events that have altered universal History in a decisive way
and that, without doubt, will help us to interpret definitive and essential aspects of our current reality.

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  • Number Of Pages:   297
  • Foreign Rights:
    SPAIN- Edaf, 2009
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