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What drove Luther's Hammer

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Luther sensed deeply the stare of Christ the Judge standing over him, demanding of him an impossible level of inner purity.

The following is a Reader's Digest version of what led Martin Luther to the discovery of the gospel. It introduces Luther's upbringing, education, and life as a monk before turning to the nature of the gospel he discovered in the writings of St. Paul.

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Rod Rosenbladt is professor of theology and apologetics at Concordia University (Irvine, California) and co-host of The White Horse Inn radio broadcast.

Issue: "Conversations for a Modern Reformation" Sept./Oct. 2012 Vol. 21 No. 5 Page number(s):

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