Martin Luther


A Wild Boar in the Lord’s Vineyard

By: Mark Worthing
Publisher:Morning Star Publishing
Dimensions:148mm x 210mm


Martin Luther: A Wild Boar in the Lord’s Vineyard tells the story of one of the most eventful and extraordinary lives of the late medieval period.

On 31 October 1517 an obscure German monk named Martin Luther posted 95 theses protesting the selling of indulgences. This single act brought him into inevitable conflict with both pope and emperor. The dispute that followed changed not only Luther’s life, but also the religious and political face of Europe. This book offers the modern reader a concise and accessible account of Luther’s remarkable life. It explores his passionate and fiery character, introduces us to a colourful cast of friends and enemies, and explains the complex politics of church and empire. Whether you love or hate Luther, agree or disagree with him, you will be left with little doubt that his life and thought have shaped the world in which we live – and in more ways than you may have thought.

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Dimensions 210 x 148 mm



Mark Worthing


Morning Star Publishing


148mm x 210mm



About the author

Mark Worthing is pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, North Adelaide, Australia. He holds a PhD in the history and philosophy of science from the University of Regensburg and a Dr.theol in ecumenical theology from the University of Munich. He has lectured in Reformation church history at Luther Seminary, Adelaide, Tabor College, Adelaide, and Universitas Pelita Harapan, Jakarta. His most recent publications include Graeme Clark. The Man Who Invented the Bionic Ear (Allen and Unwin, 2015) and Narnia, Middle-Earth and the Kingdom of God. A History of Fantasy Literature and the Christian Tradition (Stone Table Books, 2016).