Recasting long-accepted views of Martin Luther, this biography focuses on the religious reformer’s unintended legacies. Brad S. Gregory, a professor of history at Notre Dame, argues that Luther’s attempt to make society more Christian led Europe directly into the Enlightenment and toward individual self-determination and moral relativism. Further, this unintended revolution continues to shape the world. The illuminating narrative is packed into a relatively short work. Published to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.