Martin Luther, Luther, Music, Reformation
While Martin Luther’s message of the Reformation was circulated through a variety of sources, music was highly regarded by Luther and had an undeniably crucial role in spreading his ideas. Luther’s theological stance determined his purpose for music. He emphasized the value of God’s Word and saw music as a means to share truth from the Bible. Luther even compared the importance of music to that of theology. He claimed that music was a gift from God, capable of fighting evil and promoting good. This research traces the effects of music on the transmission of Luther’s message by considering Luther’s reasoning behind his high regard for music, his use of music to share his beliefs, and the lasting impact of his music philosophy. Through understanding Luther’s esteem for music, its purpose becomes clear: Luther utilized the gift of music to spread the message of God’s Word and the Reformation.
Brubaker, Emily A.
"Music as a Means to Spread Martin Luther’s Message,"
Musical Offerings: Vol. 11
, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.cedarville.edu/musicalofferings/vol11/iss2/3
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