Tag Archives: Martin Luther

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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A Forthcoming Volume That Looks Fantastic! Theologische Köpfe aus 20 Jahrhunderten: Christliche Denker im Porträt

By Matthias Freudenberg– Theologische Köpfe aus 20 Jahrhunderten: Christliche Denker im Porträt. Welche Faktoren haben die Geschichte des Christentums vorangetrieben oder zumindest maßgeblich beeinflusst? Neben der kirchlichen, politischen, gesellschaftlichen und kulturellen Atmosphäre einzelner Epochen ist es eine Vielzahl von theologischen … Continue reading

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Ugh… ‘The Best Christian Book of All Time…’ Ugh…

I didn’t know anyone had ever read every Christian book ever written so as to know which is the best; and I didn’t realize time had ended so that we could speak of ‘all time’.  But good grief, Luther isn’t … Continue reading

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For the Last Time, Concerning ‘Reformation Day’

‘Reformation Day?  No!’ ‘The Reformation’ is a misnomer if ever there were one, for in fact there was no ‘one’ Reformation any more than there was just one Reformer. ‘The Reformation’, when used by students and the general public, usually … Continue reading

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On ‘Reformation Day’- Again, On this ‘Reformation Sunday’

‘Reformation Day?  No!’* ‘The Reformation’ is a misnomer if ever there were one, for in fact there was no ‘one’ Reformation any more than there was just one Reformer. ‘The Reformation’, when used by students and the general public, usually … Continue reading

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Christopher Rollston and Martin Luther: On Christian Academic Freedom

A very fine, and terribly interesting as well as stunningly well written and engaging (and I would also add perfectly brilliant in brilliant perfection) essay has appeared at Bible and Interpretation titled Christopher Rollston and Martin Luther: On Christian Academic … Continue reading

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That’s O.K. With Me

James McGrath doesn’t understand me (he says).  I’ll respond briefly to his confusion (and to the confusion of all those others out there who don’t understand me) –  that’s o.k. with me.  I can live with it. Years ago (doubtless … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

This then is true; not all scholars can preach, and not all preachers can become scholars. There are varying degrees of both, but the best preachers have generally been men of the best training in the schools. This is all … Continue reading

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Reformation Spirituality Conference: Morning Session

The lectures by Carl Beckworth (on Luther’s theology of Baptism) and Giesela Kreglinger (on Paul Gerhardt’s Hymns and their spiritual messages) were both very nicely done.  Informative and invigorating.  Fortunately if you couldn’t attend the lectures and sessions will all … Continue reading

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Review Part Two: The Desiderius Erasmus Collection

Part One of the review is here.  Now, for Part Two, I’d like to highlight the materials most relevant for students of the Reformation.  Namely, Erasmus Erasmus and other Essays Erasmus and Luther: Their Attitude to Toleration And once again, … Continue reading

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A Display of Bibles: From Gutenberg to Luther

In Meersburg: Die Faszination früher Bibeldrucke mit der originalen Stuttgarter Gutenbergbibel von 1454 und weiteren Schätzen aus der Württembergischen Landesbibliothek Stuttgart können Gäste der Bibelgalerie noch bis Sonntag, 9. Oktober, erleben. Surely if you’re in the area you’ll want to … Continue reading

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I’ve Added Another Link: Luthers Werke, Weimar Ausgabe

The older link pointed to the Calvin College website which is extremely useful of course.  But the new link takes readers directly to the most useful and authoritative edition of Luther, the rightly famed Weimar Ausgabe (complete!!!!). Once someone asked … Continue reading

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16th Century Propaganda

One of the more fascinating aspects of life in the 16th century was the willingness of all sides of debates to use broadsheets and ‘comic strips’ and illustrated panels to inform the wider (largely illiterate) population of their various positions. … Continue reading

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My Favorite of the 95 Theses of Luther

1. Our Lord and Master Jesus Christ, when He said Poenitentiam agite, willed that the whole life of believers should be repentance. 36. Every truly repentant Christian has a right to full remission of penalty and guilt, even without letters … Continue reading

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