Category Archives: Luther

New Acquisitions At the Kessler Collection

A commentary by Zwingli on Isaiah and Jeremiah: A Zwingli tract: Luther’s ‘On the Freedom of the Christian’:

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13 Reasons???  Amateurs. Luther Had 95

Via Jeff Carter-

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Luther and Calvinism

This new work has been unveiled at the Refo500 Conference in Wittenberg today (with thanks to Karla for the heads up). In this volume renowned authors in the disciplines of Reformed theology and scientific Luther-research document the international scientific research … Continue reading

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You Don’t Get Gold Stars For this Course…

You get something even better!  Luther badges!!!!  Hooray! You wish you had these treasures!  (You should take the course- it’s genuinely informative).

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Yeah, Martin, I Know Where You’re Coming From…

I would like to arrange matters in such a way that I do not have to return to Wittenberg. My heart has become cold, so that I do not like to be there any longer. I wish you would sell … Continue reading

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No, You Don’t Know Everything

From Luther’s meal chats- Master Philip examined a student in Anthony Lauterbach’s home. He was a schoolmaster in Stargard, and when he answered thoughtlessly Philip said, “Do not answer so abruptly and burst out so heedlessly, for there are more … Continue reading

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Luther and Wittenberg, Part the Third

The Christian History Institute has published a 3 part essay on Luther and Wittenberg; the final installment appearing today. (We have been publishing this essay by Dr. West  over the last few weeks as part of our celebration of the … Continue reading

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Fun Facts From Church History: The Anniversary of the Edict of Worms

It was the 8th of May, 1521, that the imperial denunciation of Luther was promulgated. The Edict of Worms was a decree issued by The Holy Roman Emperor Charles V banning the writings of Martin Luther and labeling him a … Continue reading

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May 8, 1521- The Cursing of Luther

Schaff writes After Luther’s departure [from the Diet at Worms](April 26), his enemies had full possession of the ground. Frederick of Saxony wrote, May 4: “Martin’s cause is in a bad state: he will be persecuted; not only Annas and … Continue reading

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Knowing When to Stop Praying

In Jeremiah 7 [:16] he said, “As for you, do not pray for this people, or lift up cry or prayer for them, and do not intercede with me, for I do not hear you.” My colleagues and I must … Continue reading

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Don’t Bother Luther With Your Silly Problems Late at Night

When the doctor had gone to bed a man came who had been sent by the widow of the pastor in Belgern to ask for a husband. He [Martin Luther] said, “Give [her a husband]? She’s over seven years of … Continue reading

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Luther on the Uselessness of the Church Fathers

One should draw from the source and diligently read the Bible. For a man who knows the text is also an extraordinary theologian. One passage or one text from the Bible is worth more than the glosses of four writers … Continue reading

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Über Luther und die Reformation – Im Gespräch mit Thomas Kaufmann

Ingeborg Lüdtke: Die Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland ist der Zusammenschluss von selbstständigen lutherischen, reformierten und unierten Landeskirchen. Ihnen gehören 14.800 rechtlich selbstständige Kirchengemeinden an.  Was würde Martin Luther heute dazu sagen? Ist die Reformation gescheitert? Thomas Kaufmann: Luther hat Kirche … Continue reading

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A MOOC on Martin Luther

Der MOOC „Die Reformation” soll medial attraktiv aufbereitetes Wissen zur Reformation als historisches Phänomen einem großen Publikum zugänglich machen. Die von Martin Luther ausgelöste Reformation gilt als epochales Ereignis, da sie nahezu alle Lebensbereiche betraf: Glaube, Ehe und Familie, Schule … Continue reading

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What Did Luther Do at the Wartburg?

He didn’t get a chance to surf the web, or watch cat videos.  So what did he do? From May 4, 1521, to March 1, 1522, Luther remained at the Wartburg. There is little of his love of nature in … Continue reading

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May 2, 1507

That, if you aren’t sure, is the date upon which Luther celebrated his first Mass.  Of that occasion Luther remarked “When I was about to hold my first mass, my father sent twenty gulden for food and came with twenty … Continue reading

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On Luther’s Catechism

With English subtitles.  And with thanks to Karla Apperloo for the heads up. At skabe et luthersk samfund – betydningen af Luthers lille katekismus og de ti bud i Danmark efter reformationen from danmarkshistorien.dk on Vimeo.

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The Reformation in Wittenberg, Part Two

Christian History Institute writes (We are publishing this essay by Dr. West in three parts over the next few weeks as part of our celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. It gives us a closer look at how … Continue reading

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Luther: On Love of the Bible- Or, How a Theologian is Made

Once when he was a young man he [Martin Luther] happened upon a Bible. In it he read by chance the story about Samuel’s mother in the Books of the Kings. The book pleased him immensely, and he thought that … Continue reading

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