A timeless commentary written by one of the most influential theologians in history. Though often neglected, the New Testament epistles of Peter and Jude offer important insights for Christians in their daily walk. In this commentary, Luther explores the biblical text in the clear yet direct style for which he is known. Emphasizing the salvation and grace promised through Jesus Christ, Luther calls Christians to live radically as they wait for the future life.
Martin Luther (1483-1546) was born in Germany and is famous for his protest, The Ninety-five Theses, which he nailed to the door of the castle church of Wittenberg. The son of middle-class parents, Luther left his comfortable life to become a monk. Luther's own spiritual awakening was sparked by his study of the Greek text of Paul's letter to the Romans, which challenged him with the statement, "The just shall live by faith."