Daily Archives: 11 May 2018

10 Most Powerful Martin Luther Quotes

And #11- You should not write a book before you have heard an old sow fart; and then you should open your jaws with awe, saying, “Thank you, lovely nightingale, that is just the text for me!” – Martin Luther (after reading one of Joel Osteen’s books no doubt).

Hendrickson Publishers Blog

Martin LutherMartin Luther (1483-1546) was a German monk, priest, professor, theologian, and church reformer whose teachings inspired the Reformation and deeply influenced not only the doctrines and culture of the Lutheran and Protestant traditions but also the course of Western civilization. Gordon Isaac, author of Prayer, Meditation, and Spiritual Trial, writes in his introduction that “the quality of [Luther’s] prose, the power of his expression, and the precision of his translating” all are what make him a theologian to remember and continuously study.

Lucky for you, we’re going to share ten of Luther’s best-loved, most insightful quotes in honor of the rapidly approaching 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation! Soak in Martin Luther’s wise words, friends:

1. “Does it not follow that He is immutably just and merciful? That, as His nature is not changed to all eternity, so neither His justice nor His mercy? And what is said concerning…

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Refo500 Switzerland Tour

If you’re interested in visiting Switzerland and want to go with a well guided group, trip.  There are, I hear, a few slots left.

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The Phoenicians never existed: Josephine Quinn

Oh no… now the Phoenecians… who next, the Aussies?

Biblical Studies Online

Associate Professor Josephine Quinn (University of Oxford) discusses her book, In Search of the Phoenicians (Princeton University Press, 2017), with responses by Hindy Najman (University of Oxford) and Stephanie Dalley (Oriental Studies, University of Oxford). The panel is chaired by John Watts (University of Oxford). The panel took place on April 25, 2018, as is part of the University of Oxford’s Book at Lunchtime series.

The Phoenicians traveled the Mediterranean long before the Greeks and Romans, trading, establishing settlements, and refining the art of navigation. But who these legendary sailors really were has long remained a mystery. In Search of the Phoenicians makes the startling claim that the “Phoenicians” never actually existed. Taking readers from the ancient world to today, this monumental book argues that the notion of these sailors as a coherent people with a shared identity, history, and culture is a product of modern nationalist ideologies—and a notion very much at odds with…

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