by Edward L. Smither
An examination of the missionary activities of the early Christians during the Patristic period, their themes and their methods, drawing lessons for the mission of the church today.
Chapter 1: Backgrounds:
It seems impossible to understand Martin Luther’s (1483–1546) doctrine of justification by faith—a central aspect of his theology and a hallmark of the Protestant Reformation—without first understanding something of his personal background. His father Hans, who worked in the mining industry, was known for being a harsh disciplinarian and also for his ambition to see his son receive a quality education that would lead to… A free download of this chapter is available on our website, click here!