1483 – 1546
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Table of Contents:
- About Luther
- Bible Commentaries
- Famous Passages of Martin Luther
- Selected Hymns of Martin Luther
- Selected Prayers of Martin Luther
- Selected Sermons from Martin Luther
- Concerning Christian Liberty
- Disputation On the Divinity and Humanity of Christ
- The German Mass and Order of Divine Service
- The Last Written Words of Luther…
- Let Your Sins Be Strong
- An Open Letter to The Christian Nobility
- To Several Nuns
- A Treatise on Good Works
- On Translating
- Prefaces from Luther’s German Bible Version
- Ninety-Five Theses
- Luther’s Larger Catechism
- Luther’s Smaller Catechism
- The Smalcald Articles
- Preface to Luther’s Latin Writing
- Miscellaneous References
- A Christian Sermon Over the Body and At the Funeral of the Venerable Dr. Martin Luther, preached by Mr. Johann Bugenhagen Pomeranus, (1546)
- A History of the Life and Actions of the Very Reverend Dr. Martin Luther, Faithfully Written by Philip Melancthon. Wittemburg. 1549.[sic.] From Hymns of the Reformation by Martin Luther, reprint 1845, by J. Unwin (London):
- Historia de vita et actis Lutheri, [Heidelberg] 1548. Melancthon, Philip. Prepared by Dr. Steve Sohmer, 1996. In Latin.
- The History of the Life and Acts of Luther. 1548. Melanthon, Philip. Prepared by Dr. Steve Sohmer 1996. Translated by T.Frazel 1995.
Bible Commentaries by Luther
- Galatians – Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians (1535), by Martin Luther. Translated by Theodore Graebner (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, 1949).Revised indexed version at Wheaton College, seeded by Project Wittenberg.
Famous Passages From the Writings of Martin Luther:
- Martin Luther’s Definition of Faith
- Martin Luther on Quoting Martin Luther
- What is Your God? Devotional Thoughts of Martin Luther
- Martin Luther Discovers the Gospel: The Tower Experience
Selected Hymns of Martin Luther:
- More hymns can be found at the Lutheran Hymnals page.
- All Praise to Thee, Eternal God
- Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands
- Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice
- Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice (German)
- Flung to the Heedless Winds
- From Depths of Woe I Cry to Thee
- From Depths of Woe I Cry to Thee (German)
- From Heaven Above (German)
- From Heaven Above (English)
- If God Had Not Been on Our Side
- If God Had Not Been on Our Side (German)
- In Peace and Joy I Now Depart
- In the Midst of Earthly Life (German)
- Isaiah, Mighty Seer, in Days of Old
- Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word
- Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word (German)
- May God Bestow on Us His Grace
- May God Bestow on Us His Grace (German)
- A Mighty Fortress (In German)
- A Mighty Fortress (In English): American Lutheran Version
- A Mighty Fortress (In English): Frederick H. Hedge version
- O Lord, Look Down from Heaven, Behold
- O Lord, Look Down from Heaven, Behold (German)
- O Lord, We Praise Thee
- O Lord, We Praise Thee (German)
- Our Father, Thou in Heaven Above
- Our Father, Thou in Heaven Above (German)
- Saviour of the Nations, Come
- Saviour of the Nations, Come (German)
- That Man a Godly Life Might Live (German)
- Thou Who Art Three in Unity
- We All Believe in One True God
- We All Believe in One True God (German)
- We Now Implore God the Holy Ghost
- We Now Implore God the Holy Ghost (German)
Selected Sermons from Martin Luther:
- Sermon on Threefold Righteousness by Martin Luther; from Philippians 2 (1518). From the texts in: D. Martin Luther’s Werke: Kritische Gesammtausgabe, Band 2, (Weimar: Hermann Boehlau, 1884), pp. 41-47. Dr. Martin Luther’s Catechetische Schriften and J.G. Walch and G. Stoeckhardt eds., Band 10. Dr. Martin Luther’s Saemmtliche Schriften. (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1885), cols. 1254-1263. Translated by The Reverend Dr. Glen Zweck.
- [Refer to Luther sermons recommended and archived at the Reformation INK web site from our References Section, below.]
Selected Prayers of Martin Luther:
- Luther’s Morning Prayer
- Luther’s Evening Prayer
- A Sacristy Prayer, from Dr. Martin Luthers Werke, Weimar: Hermann Boehlaus Nachfolger, 1909, bd. 43, pp.513, trans. by James Kellerman.
Concerning Christian Liberty (1520):
- Part 1: Letter from Martin Luther to Pope Leo X
- Part 2: Beginning of the Treatise
- Part 3: Conclusion of the Treatise
Disputation On the Divinity and Humanity of Christ (1540):
Disputation On the Divinity and Humanity of Christ, February 27, 1540, conducted by Dr. Martin Luther, 1483-1546, translated from the Latin text, WA 39/2,.92-121, by Christopher B. Brown.
The German Mass and Order of Divine Service (1526):
The German Mass and Order of Divine Service, Jan. 1526, by Martin Luther, 1483-1546. Documents Illustrative of the Continental Reformation, from B.J. Kidd, ed. (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1911), pp.193-202. This document was originally made available in digital form as part of the Hanover College Historic Text Archive
A Treatise on Good Works… (1520):
A Treatise on Good Works, Together with the Letter of Dedication by Dr. Martin Luther.
Let Your Sins Be Strong (1521):
Let Your Sins Be Strong: A Letter from Luther to Melancthon. Letter no. 99, 1 August 1521. From Wortburg (Segment). Translated by Erika bullman Flores. From Dr. Martin Luther’s Saemmtliche Schriften . Dr. Johannes Georg Walch, Ed. (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, N.D.), Vol.15, cols. 2585-2590.
An Open Letter to the Christian Nobillity (1520):
An Open Letter to the Christian Nobility of the German Nation Concerning the Reform of the Christian Estate, 1520, by Martin Luther. Introduction and Translation by C. M. Jacobs. Works of Martin Luther With Introduction and Notes, Vol. II. Philadelphia: A.J. Holman Co., 1915)
- Translator’s Introduction
- Luther’s Cover Letters
- I. The Three Walls of the Romanists
- II. Abuses to Be Discussed in Councils
- Proposals for Reform I
- Proposals for Reform II
- Proposals for Reform III
To Several Nuns (1524):
To Several Nuns, by Martin Luther. From Wittenberg, 6 August 1524. Translated from Briefe aus dem Jahre 1524 , No. 732-756. (Letters of the Year 1524, Nos. 733 – 756). Weimarer Ausgabe. Translated by Erika Bullman Flores.
On Translating (1530):
- Martin Luther’s Classic tract
- is the foundation of the modern science of linguistics, of Bible translation and a classic of the German language.
The Prefaces From Martin Luther’s German Bible Version:
- Preface to Hosea in German
- Preface to the Book of Romans in English (1522)
- Preface to the Book of Romans in German (1522)
Martin Luther’s 95 Theses:
“Disputation of Doctor Martin Luther on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences” (1517)
- Disputatio pro Declaratione Virtutis Indulgentiarum, by Dr. Martin Luther, 1483-1546. From D. Martin Luther’s Werke: Kritische Gesammtausgabe . I Band (Weimar: Hermann Boehlau, 1883).
- An html version seeded by Project Wittenberg, from The Classics Page at George Mason University, Latin Library, Neu-Latin.
- 95 stellingen van Martin Luther: Debat tot opheldering over de geldigheid der aflaten van de Eerw. Pater Martinus Luther, Doctor in de Letteren en de H. Godgeleerdheid. Translated by F. van der Heijden. [Connection from The Netherlands]
- Martin Luther: “Disputaio pro Declaratione Virtutis Indulgentiarum”, translated by Asst. Prof. Dr. Kaan H. Ökten, Maltepe University, Istanbul, available in Adobe Acrobat, and Microsoft Word formats.
- Letter to the Archbishop Albrecht of Mainz. (1517)
Martin Luther’s Large Catechism (1530):
The Large Catechism, by Martin Luther. Translated by F. Bente and W.H.T. Dan. Published in: Triglot Concordia: The Symbolical Books of the Ev. Lutheran Church . (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1921).
Martin Luther’s Small Catechism (1529):
- The Japanese version is translated by courtesy of Hiroshi Yuki.
The Smalcald Articles of Martin Luther (1537):
- As subtitled by Martin Luther,
- were “Articles of Christian Doctrine which were to have been presented on our part to the Council, if any had been assembled at Mantua or elsewhere, indicating what we could accept or yield, and what we could not.”
The Last Written Words of Luther (1646):
The Last Written Words of Luther: Holy Ponderings of the Reverend Father Doctor Martin Luther, 16 February 1546, Dr. Martin Luthers Werke, (Weimar: Hermann Boehlaus Nachfolger, 1909), Band 85 (TR 5), pp. 317-318. Translated by James A. Kellerman.
Preface to Luther’s Latin Writings:
- Luther’s Deutsche Messe (1526), and Passional Christi und Antichristi (1521) are represented in the Digital Image Archive at Pitts Theological Library. They are a portion of the Richard C. Kessler Reformation Collection at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. The files may be viewed in postscript and image file formats.
- Index Verborum– Martin Luther’s German Writings is an one-of-a-kind reference work provided at Boston College. This on line concordance to works of Luther between the years 1516-1525, provides the location of a word in the Weimar Ausgabe printing of the original texts.
- Selected Sermons of Martin Luther from Reformation INK, include the following:
- Enemies of the Cross of Christ, by Martin Luther.
- The Twofold Uses of The Law & Gospel, by Martin Luther.
- Christ Our Great High Priest, by Martin Luther.
- On Faith & Coming to Christ, by Martin Luther.
- Christ’s Holy Sufferings, by Martin Luther.
- Of The Office of Preaching, by Martin Luther.
- The Wheat & The Tares, by Martin Luther.
- The Parable of the Sower, by Martin Luther.
- The Law & The Gospel, by Martin Luther, et al.
- Selected Sermons of Martin Luther from Reformation INK, include the following:
- Martin Luther’s Sermons. A collection from The Sermons of Martin Luther (Baker Book House) made available on line by Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Lexington, Kentucky.
- Religious Texts of the Center of Center on Religion and Democracy, University of Virginia.
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