The Smalcald Articles

By: Martin Luther
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Smalcald Articles" is a pivotal theological work authored by Martin Luther, one of the critical figures of the Protestant Reformation. This treatise became written in 1537 and is considered one in all Luther's most huge writings. The Smalcald Articles were named after the metropolis of Smalcald, Germany, in which a meeting of Protestant leaders took place to discuss spiritual topics. These articles had been intended to be a concise precis of Lutheran ideals and an announcement of faith, that may serve as a basis for cohesion some of the various Protestant factions. They cover vital theological topics, including the character of God, the doctrine of salvation, and the shape of the Church. Luther used "The Smalcald Articles" to emphasize key Reformation principles, consisting of justification by means of religion by myself, the authority of Scripture, and the rejection of sure Catholic practices and beliefs, just like the authority of the Pope. The record articulates Luther's belief that religion in Christ is the only method of salvation and that works alone can't justify someone earlier than God. While "The Smalcald Articles" did now not result in the hoped-for harmony amongst Protestant organizations, it remains a foundational text in Lutheran theology.

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Martin Luther

Martin Luther was a German clergyman, theologian, author, hymnwriter, professor, and Augustinian friar who lived from 10 November 1483 to 18 February 1546. He was a pivotal player in the Protestant Reformation, and his theological convictions served as the foundation for Lutheranism. In 1507, Luther became ordained as a member of the clergy. He began to criticize various Roman Catholic Church teachings and practices, particularly the perspective on indulgences. In his Ninety-five Theses of 1517, Luther urged an academic examination of the practice and efficacy of indulgences. His refusal to disavow all of his publications at the request of Pope Leo X in 1520 and the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V at the Diet of Worms in 1521 ended in his excommunication by the pope and the Holy Roman Emperor's sentencing as an outlaw. Luther died in 1546, with Pope Leo X still excommunicating him. Luther preached that redemption, and hence eternal life, are not won through good works, but are only gained as a free gift of God's grace through the believer's faith in Jesus Christ, the redeemer from sin.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 40Pages
  • ISBN-10:9359954276
  • ISBN-13:9789359954271
  • Item Weight: 60g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 2.74mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : History / General