Category Archives: Luther
“Anybody who wishes to be a theologian must have a mastery of the Scriptures, so that he may have an explanation for whatever can be alleged against any passage.” – Martin Luther If someone has no skill in accurate exegesis … Continue reading
Here’s an interesting essay you will enjoy very much. In the late 15th century, when Martin Luther was born and grew up, death was very much present. Family, friends, and neighbors seldom reached what we today would consider a middle … Continue reading
“Human nature is like a drunk peasant. Lift him into the saddle on one side, over he topples on the other side.”—Martin Luther. Give this week’s RefoThursday a read.
Recent anthropological, linguistic, and philosophical studies have significantly increased our understanding of the gift and related phenomena, such as hospitality and charity. While their results can only very carefully be applied to historical theological sources, they do resemble classical discussions … Continue reading
No other German has shaped the history of early-modern Europe more than Martin Luther. In this comprehensive and balanced biography we see Luther as a rebel, but not as a lone hero; as a soldier in a mighty struggle for … Continue reading
From our Saxon friends- 1520: On June 15, Leo X. issued the bull Exsurge Domine (“Arise O Lord”), which charged that 41 sentences in Luther’s various writings were “heretical, scandalous, offensive to pious ears,” though it did not specify which … Continue reading
This encyclopedia is a collaboration of the leading scholars in the field of Reformation research and the thought, life, and legacy of influence – for good and for ill – of Martin Luther. In 2017 the world marks 500 years … Continue reading
Then Ignatius [Perknowsky] inquired, “Dear Doctor, is fornication also a sin if I don’t take another man’s wife but an unattached wench, as long as I am myself free too?” The doctor [Martin Luther] replied by citing Paul, “Neither the … Continue reading
Luther remarked “Just be calm! It will blow over. Perhaps she will soon die.” She was 19…
Is beautiful. And a very cool addition to my Luther Bible collection.
Luther remarked “Having been taught by experience I can say how you ought to restore your spirit when you suffer from spiritual depression. When you are assailed by gloom, despair, or a troubled conscience you should eat, drink, and talk … Continue reading
“One should not whip children too hard. My father once whipped me so severely that I fled from him and it was difficult for him to win me back again to himself. I would not willingly strike little Hans much, … Continue reading
“In his book he [Luther] slays, uncautious man that he is, divine and human wisdom which it would have been easy to revive among the devout. Since the heretics, that is his followers, are with the impious themselves so deaf … Continue reading
This new work was unveiled at the Refo500 Conference in Wittenberg some weeks back. In this volume renowned authors in the disciplines of Reformed theology and scientific Luther-research document the international scientific research on the reception of Martin Luther in Calvinism. … Continue reading
In 1539, he replied “God forbid! Even if God were to offer me paradise in order that I might last forty more years in this life, I wouldn’t want it. I’d rather hire a hangman to knock my head off. … Continue reading
And one has been discovered, and ordered, here. When it arrives I’ll have in my collection Luther’s 1534 2 volume edition, the 1541 edition, and the earliest, the 1522 New Testament translated at the Wartburg. Hooray.
Luther has indicated with sufficient distinctness that he merely conceded to his theological opponents theological terminology, and made use of it himself merely on account of traditional familiarity with it, and because the employment of incorrect words was not necessarily … Continue reading
„Das ist mein Glaube, denn also glauben alle rechten Christen“ – Martin Luther Prat.
The doctor took his son on his lap, and the child befouled him. Thereupon he [Martin Luther] said, “How our Lord God has to put up with many a murmur and stink from us, worse than a mother must endure … Continue reading
Nowadays … people strive for and seek to get almost nothing but riches. But Holy Scripture describes Isaac’s bride in this manner, that she was a beautiful virgin, chaste and modest, endowed with good manners, intelligent, sensible, and obedient to … Continue reading