Luther Man Between God and the Devil Heiko A. Oberman, Eileen Walliser-Schwarzbart

Publication date:
20 Apr 2006
Yale University Press
400 pages: 210 x 140mm

Written by one of the world's greatest authorities on Martin Luther, this is the definitive biography of the central figure of the Protestant Reformation.
“A brilliant account of Luther’s evolution as a man, a thinker, and a Christian ... Every person interested in Christianity should put this on his or her reading list.”—Lawrence Cunningham, Commonweal
“This is the biography of Luther for our time by the world’s foremost authority.”—Steven Ozment, Harvard University
“If the world is to gain from Luther it must turn to the real Luther—furious, violent, foul-mouthed, passionately concerned. Him it will find in Oberman’s book, a labour of love.”—G. R. Elton, Journal of Ecclesiastical History

The late Heiko A. Oberman was professor of medieval, Renaissance, and Reformation history at the University of Arizona.

'The late Heiko Oberman was a formidable Reformation scholar and Luther's biography, originally published 24 years ago, makes a welcome reappearance in paperback. ... This is a better account of the 16th-century Luther than of his legacy. The author presents us with a man who saw this world as a battlefield over which God and the devil fought. That is the arena we must enter if we want to understand the man who helped shape our modern world.' - Derek Wilson,