The life and times of Martin Luther

Paperback | January 17, 2012

byHannah Farnham Sawyer Lee

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1841. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ful tone, "they say Melancthon is a great scholar, well versed in Greek and Latin; but, when it comes to the knowledge of the heart, it is another thing; let his wife alone for that." "Sometimes Luther addressed himself to Catharine, and once congratulated her on having recovered her freedom; "Not," he said, "because she had escaped from a prison, or thrown off the dress of a nun; but freedom of mind, the right of thinking for herself. Tell me," continued he, "what are the grounds of your belief." "It is what I feel," she answered, "but cannot explain." "Catharine's belief," said Margaret smiling, "is like John's; ' If God so loved us, we ought to love one another.'" "When Catharine left the room, which she immediately did after this short conversation, Luther said, "I pity this poor child; her mind seems still oppressed. It is surprising how she ever got courage to throw off the popish yoke." "She feels great restraint in your presence," replied Margaret $. "but it is not so when she is alone with us." Some time after, Luther came to Melancthon's house and requested to see Catharine alone. Margaret hastened to her, and gave her the message. She entreated her friend to return with her. "That would not do," replied Margaret; "he said expressly alone; he undoubtedly has something very particular to say. Now Catharine take courage and open your heart." Poor Catharine went with trembling steps to the presence of Luther. "I have sent for you, my child," said he, "to converse on the subject of matrimony; I hope you are convinced it is a holy state." "Yes, Sir," said Catharine. "Are you prepared to embrace it?" "No, Sir," she replied. "Perhaps you have scruples on the score of monastic vows; if so, I will mark some passages I have written on that subject, that ma...

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1841. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ful tone, "they say Melancthon is a great scholar, well versed in Greek and Latin; but, when it comes to the knowledge of the h...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217124518

ISBN - 13:9780217124515

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