Letters and Politics

Martin Luther, Renegade and Prophet

On today’s show host Mitch Jeserich is in conversation with Lyndal Roper about Martin Luther the monk who changed Christianity in 1517. Lyndal Roper is the first woman to hold the prestigious Regius Chair at Oxford University. She is one of the most respected scholars of early modern history on both sides of the Atlantic. She is the winner of the Gerda Henkel Prize (2016).

Lyndal Roper gives its flesh back to Martin Luther’s history, here is an extract from the the summary: “Lyndal Roper’s magisterial new biography goes beyond Luther’s theology to investigate the inner life of the religious reformer who has been called “the last medieval man and the first modern one.””

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