Martin Luther on Education

Professor Jonathan Strom of Emory University’s Candler School of Theology discusses Martin Luther’s 1524 open letter “To the Councilmen of All Cities in Germany,” in which Luther argues for the value of liberal learning in Germany. Working through Pitts Theology Library’s copy of the letter, Dr. Strom highlights Luther’s argument for the liberal education of boys and girls as preparation not only for a good Christian life, but also a good civic life.