From Luther to 1580
- A Pictorial Acccount
According to Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis, Missouri, the book is "A Milestone in Religious Publishing. It invites the reader to share the drama and excitement of the 16th century Reformation Period. It enables the reader to graphically follow the persons, places, and events, that changed the course of Christian history - from the beginnings of Lutheranism, through the years of controversies, to the achievement of Lutheran unity in The Book of Concord.
The 228 pages From Luther to 1580 are filled with 170 photographs many of which had never before been published. They are the original work of Professor Erwin Weber, who spent years traveling throughout Europe researching the monumental project. His efforts in the creation, development, and construction of the book have resulted in a truly unique and outstanding presentation of the Reformation Era."
According to Dr. Roland Bainton, Professor emeritus, Yale Divinity School, "From Luther to 1580 is a striking performance. For any reader, the illustrations are a delight...for one not versed in the period, this will be an illuminating and gripping account, and for one well-versed it will add many hitherto unknown details." Dr. Bergendoff, President emeritus, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, said, "In these years of the quadricentennial of the Book of Concord, this valuable book can truly aid us in celebrating events of such enduring importance." Dr. Robert Kolb, Center for Reformation Research, St. Louis, Missouri, wrote, "Professor Weber has really hit upon a number of important events...The result is a very fine popular pictorial exposition of the Reformation."