Here I Stand: a Life of Martin Luther - Rebuilding the Walls Summary & Analysis

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Rebuilding the Walls Summary and Analysis

Just as Luther extends the priesthood of all believers, he also extends the concept of divine calling to all worthy occupations. Luther never tires of supporting those callings criticized by others. Luther likes to reach men where they are in their station in life. Luther is agrarian in his thinking and believes that man should work. Being the son of a coal miner likely instills in him a great work ethic. Luther is opposed to the spirit of capitalism. While different callings require different behaviors, Luther believes all should have the attitude of Christian love.

Luther believes that the sword is necessary for maintaining peace and that war should be looked upon as a small misfortune designed to prevent a greater one. However Luther himself does not fight any physical battles. He spends most of his life...

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