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Victor Shepherd

Victor A. Shepherd, an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in Canada, teaches theology and philosophy at Tyndale University College & Seminary, Toronto. He also teaches frequently at graduate-level institutions throughout Canada and isProfessor Ordinarius, University of Oxford. Shepherd is the author of The Committed Self: An Introduction to Existentialism for Christians,Mercy Immense and Free: Essays on Wesley and Wesleyan ThoughtThe Nature and Function of Faith in the Theology of John Calvin, and nine other books.

Interpreting Martin Luther

An Introduction to His Life and Thought
Victor Shepherd


“However deeply we immerse ourselves in Luther, we are no closer to exhausting the riches his mind and thought make available to us.”

So writes Victor Shepherd in this immensely readable and informative book – which aids in just such an immersion. Shepherd sets the ethos and legacy of Luther’s theology in its theological, religious, and sociopolitical context, tracing Luther’s theological development in chapters on such topics as:

Humanism in the fifteenth century
-Freedom in Christ
-The Lord’s Supper
-Law and Gospel
-Church and state
-Luther and the Jewish people

And all the while, he keeps a careful eye on the implications of applications of Luther’s thought for Christians and churches today.


$30 USD / $39 CAD / 21.95 GBP

360 pages

ISBN 978-1-77236-034-9

Available now from: (Can) (US) (UK)