by Martin Marty
Viking, $19.95, 199 pp.
What to think about Martin Luther? In an ecumenical age, Protestants and Cath-olics no longer automatically take opposite sides, casting him as hero or villain. Yet he has not thereby become less controversial. He can still be portrayed as a modern hero-standing alone before the emperor and assembled German nobility, insisting on his right to think and read the Bible for himself. Or one can paint Luther as a villain, urging the nobles to...
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