I am very pleased to let you know that another new volume, from our A Guide for the Perplexed series, will be published shortly. David M. Whitford’s book on Luther will be available on the 25th of November 2010 in UK and on the 27th of January 2011 in the US.
It could be a real treat for the Christmas stocking!
As always, I wanted to share with you some great endorsements this volume has received – all three are placed below:
'Martin Luther is for the most part fascinating, sometimes annoying, and for many people perplexing: Whitford provides an insight to the reformer's biographical context, his theological foundations and primarily his political theory. The basic nature of the content leads to an elementary understanding of Luther. At no point does Whitford evade discussing problems in Luther's theology, instead inviting discussion with him concerning his interpretation. This book should be read by beginners in Luther studies, taking their first steps, as well by scholars who seek a fresh perspective on Luther.' - Volker Leppin, University of Tübingen, Germany.
‘David Whitford’s graceful new study does exactly what its title promises: guide readers who have only a vague notion of Martin Luther through his life, ideas, and key writings. The book explains complex theological issues in clear, but not overly simplistic, language, and does not avoid the controversies in which Luther was involved, many of which remain matters of debate today: Do humans have free will? Does religion allow one to oppose the government? How should Christians regard the Jews? How should Christians regard—and treat--each other?’ – Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks, Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI, USA.
‘Venturing across centuries and continents to encounter great thinkers of the past always involves a cross-cultural experience, for which a guide is mandatory as we make the first trip. David Whitford takes twenty-first century readers without much background in the Europe of the sixteenth century in hand and offers views of Martin Luther’s life and thought that provide a path into his world and way of proclaiming the biblical message to his contemporaries. Readers in conversation with the author gain facts and flavour as they move across the bridges he builds from now back to then.’ - Robert Kolb, Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis USA.