Synopses & Reviews
Released in time for the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther's 95 Theses, and the Protestant Reformation."This is an invitation to a party, one which commemorates events that began five hundred years ago in Europe and have consequences throughout the world today. My title suggests that this book is about two things, a "heart" and a "soul." Yet the chapters that follow deal with relations between the two, the first belonging to Martin Luther and those in his legacy, and the second to the Roman Catholic Church and those who belong to its community or communion." Martin Marty
Includes the 95 Theses of Martin Luther
Martin Marty answers the question: Why is the Reformation relevant today? Rather than a historical narrative of Reformation events, he explains in this accessible book the issues that led to Luther s posting of the 95 Theses, their implications for the Church and world . . . and most importantly, how this impacts us devotionally as Christians of any denomination. As one of the world s preeminent Luther scholars, Martin Marty also explores the concept of repentance as a central theme of the Theses. In a foreword, James Martin, SJ, offers context and a shared vision.
This year began with the joint ecumenical commemoration in Lund, Sweden, on October 31, 2016, attended by Pope Francis and members of the Lutheran World Federation and other Christian churches. Martin Marty explains how this event, and indeed all ecumenical dialogue that has happened over the past few hundred years and will happen in this coming year, represents a change of heart.