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Martin E. Marty

Born: 1928 in West Point, Nebraska
Pen Name: Martin Marty

Connection to Illinois: Marty lives in Riverside, Illinois.

Biography: Marty is an American Lutheran religious scholar who has written extensively on 19th century and 20th century American religion. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1956, and served as a Lutheran pastor from 1952 to 1962 in the suburbs of Chicago. From 1963 to 1998 he taught at the University of Chicago Divinity School, held an endowed chair, and now holds emeritus status as a Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor.He has been a columnist for ''The Christian Century'' magazine since 1956. He has authored over 5,000 articles and been conferred with 75 honorary doctorates. He is the author and editor of more than 50 books. His published works include ''Righteous Empire: The Protestant Experience in America'', for which he won the National Book Award, the encyclopedic five-volume ''Fundamentalism Project'', co-edited with historian R. Scott Appleby, and the biography, ''Martin Luther''.

  • National Book Award for ''Righteous Empire''

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Martin E. Marty on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Faith :
ISBN: 0806601329 OCLC: 32455193

Augsburg Fortress, Minneapolis : ©1995.

Martin Luther :
ISBN: 0143114301 OCLC: 244572052

Penguin Books, New York : 2008, ©2004.

"Historian and Lutheran pastor Martin Marty portrays the religious reformer Martin Luther as a man of conscience and courage who risked death to ignite a historic reformation of the church."--Page 4 of cover.

Martin Luther :
ISBN: 9781440633294 OCLC: 859200078

The most influential interpreter of American religion (Bill Moyer). renowned historian and Lutheran pastor Martin Marty portrays the religious reformer Martin Luther as a man of conscience and courage who risked death to ignite a historic reformation of the church. Luther's arguments including his 95 theses. changed the destiny of Christedndom. The shape of Christianity, and gave rise to new freedoms in church and state. Marty explores the records left by Luther of his inner struggles and his conflicts with the Holy Roman Empire to find a man engaged in a lifelong passionate search for not only the grace of God, but also for the assurance that it was directed toward each individual.

  Righteous empire :
ISBN: 0061319317 OCLC: 3568240

Harper & Row, New York : 1977, ©1970.

The Christian world :
ISBN: 0679643494 OCLC: 131065041

Modern Library, New York : 2007.

A history of the origins, history, and spread of Christianity around the world explores the life of Christ and his teachings, the journeys of the apostles, and the growing influence of the religion on theology, politics, culture, and society.

The Christian world :
ISBN: 0812976770 OCLC: 297461409

Modern Library, New York : 2009.

A comprehensive history of over 2,000 years of Christianity, describing the life of Christ and his teachings, the apostles and the spread of the Gospel, and how Christianity has impacted the rest of the world.

The mystery of the child
ISBN: 9780802817662 OCLC: 76901831

William B. Eerdmans Pub., Grand Rapids, Mich : ©2007.

Drawing on literature as new as contemporary poetry and as old as the Bible, The Mystery of the Child encourages the thoughtful enjoyment of children Instead of the imposition of adult will and control. Indeed, Marty treats the impulse to control as a problem and highlights qualities associated with children - responsiveness, receptivity, openness to wonder - that can become sources of renewal for adults.--Jacket.

When faiths collide /
ISBN: 1405112239 OCLC: 54974484

Blackwell Pub., Malden, MA : 2005.

In the face of the growing threat from collisions of faith across the world, this manifesto is a call to embrace religious pluralism & demonstrates how citizens, religions, & identities can survive in radically pluralist settings.