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Collected Writings of Martin Luther

Title

Collected Writings of Martin Luther

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Document Type

Original text

Keywords

Luther, collected writings

Brief Description

1 volume of a multi-volume set. Includes masses, sermons, and letters received and sent from 1522-1525. [German]. This volume has binding clasps and is hand colored.

Context

Martin Luther said: "Here I stand. I can do no other....my conscience is captive to the Word of God."Luther knew, as a reformer, that he could not affect future generations without a common language Bible. So he began his German translation of the Bible and first published the New Testament in 1522. Luther completed the Pentateuch in 1523, and another edition of the New Testament in 1529. In the 1530s he would complete the printing of the entire Bible in German. Luther's work was an inspiration to William Tyndale, who desired to translate the Scriptures into English, which was illegal in England. So Tyndale showed up on Luther's doorstep and completed the first English translation of the New Testament in 1525. In his translation work, Tyndale, who was fluent in 8 languages, compared his work against that of Luther as well as a number of Greek and Latin texts.

Country or Place of Origin

Germany

Language

German

Publication Date of the Original

1572

Collected Writings of Martin Luther

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