Luther in light of recent research

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byHeinrich Boehmer

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1916. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. The Stages in Luther's Conversion to the Tear 1513 MAN who compels his fellow citizens to take sides for or against a cause championed by him must rest content henceforth to lead his life under the control and criticism of "public opinion." Whatever he may be doing he can never be sure that a good friend or crafty foe will not secretly denounce him to contemporaries and posterity by publishing broadcast his most intimate private affairs and most innocent casual remarks, even though it be merely from a desire for personal notoriety. This curiosity on the part of his contemporaries, Luther himself, since the Disputation at Leipzig in July, 1519, so amply experienced that finally he registered furious complaints.* His enemies observed with suspicion even the ring he wore, for might not the devil be hidden in it? They watched closely his every word and gesture and devoutly noted every draught of Malvasie and beer which he was careless enough to drink in the presence of others. His friends very early began to save every note and scrap of paper from his study, they busily transcribed not only his sermons and lectures, but since 1531 even his conver *In order to illustrate Luther's deep resentment over this disconcerting curiosity of his contemporaries, Professor Bohmer quotes an angry remark by the Reformer. It has not been translated because it is not in accordance with modern literary taste. sation at the supper table, indeed, they minutely recorded whenever he was troubled with headache or pains in the chest or was bothered by mosquitoes. They wrote down when he was cheerful or serious, angry or in a joking mood. All this watching and spying, however, would have helped the curious very little had Luther been as close-mouthed as Calvin, as reserved and ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1916. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. The Stages in Luther's Conversion to the Tear 1513 MAN who compels his fellow citizens to take sides for or against a ca...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217964605

ISBN - 13:9780217964609

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