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The Letters of Martin Luther (5 vols.)
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Overview

Martin Luther is best known for posting the 95 Theses in 1517, in which he argues that indulgences are not acts of penance that can replace true repentance. His stance on the Word and his faith made him one of the key figures of the Reformation. Throughout his life, he wrote numerous letters to family, friends, and the leaders of the day. This collection features a selection of Luther’s correspondence—to popes and princes, reformers and humanists, and his wife and acquaintances. The range of these letters give us a better understanding of who Luther was and provide a glimpse into a lesser-known side of his life.

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Key Features

  • Presents a selection of letters
  • Provides insight into Luther’s life
  • Reveals the thoughts of Luther’s colleagues on the Reformation

Product Details

Individual Titles

Luther’s Correspondence and other Contemporary Letters, Vol. 1 (1507–1521)

  • Author: Martin Luther
  • Editor: Preserved Smith
  • Translator: Preserved Smith
  • Publisher: Lutheran Publication Society
  • Publication Date: 1913
  • Pages: 595

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This volume presents correspondences by Martin Luther and several participants and eye-witnesses during the Reformation. Among the writers are the popes Leo X and Adrian VI, emperors Maximillian and Charles V, humanists, and reformers, including Philipp Melanchthon.

Preserved Smith (1880–1941) was a prominent historian of Christianity who taught at Amherst College, Harvard University, and Cornell University. He was the editor of The Life and Letters of Martin Luther and author of The Age of the Reformation, Erasmus: A Study of His Life, Ideals, and Place in History, The Great Renewal 1543–1687 and The Enlightenment, 1687–1776.

Luther’s Correspondence and other Contemporary Letters, Vol. 2 (1521–1530)

  • Author: Martin Luther
  • Editor: Preserved Smith and Charles M. Jacobs
  • Translator: Preserved Smith and Charles M. Jacobs
  • Publisher: Lutheran Publication Society
  • Publication Date: 1918
  • Pages: 582

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This volume presents correspondences by Martin Luther and several participants and eye-witnesses during the Reformation. Among the writers are the popes Leo X and Adrian VI, emperors Maximillian and Charles V, humanists, and reformers, including Philipp Melanchthon.

Preserved Smith (1880–1941) was a prominent historian of Christianity who taught at Amherst College, Harvard University, and Cornell University. He was the editor of The Life and Letters of Martin Luther and author of The Age of the Reformation, Erasmus: A Study of His Life, Ideals, and Place in History, The Great Renewal 1543–1687 and The Enlightenment, 1687–1776.

Charles M. Jacobs (1875–1938) was educated at the Lutheran Theological Seminary, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Leipzig. He served as pastor at North Wales, PA and then at Allentown, PA. He was professor of history at Lutheran Theological Seminary. He is also the author of The Way, The Story of the Church, Helps on the Road, The Faith of the Church, and What Then is Christianity? and he co-editor of the Works of Martin Luther.

The Life and Letters of Martin Luther

  • Author: Preserved Smith
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
  • Publication Date: 1911
  • Pages: 558

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In the late 1800s and early 1900s new information about Martin Luther became available. Luther’s “lost” Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans was rediscovered. The Vatican Archives were opened to researchers, showing the Catholic Curia’s legal process against Luther. Author Preserved Smith draws from this storehouse of information in this compelling and well-researched biography.

Preserved Smith (1880–1941) was a prominent historian of Christianity who taught at Amherst College, Harvard University, and Cornell University. He was the editor of The Life and Letters of Martin Luther and author of The Age of the Reformation, Erasmus: A Study of His Life, Ideals, and Place in History, The Great Renewal 1543–1687 and The Enlightenment, 1687–1776.

Luther’s Letters to Women

  • Author: Martin Luther
  • Contributor: Karl Zimmermann
  • Translator: Georgiana Malcolm
  • Publisher: Chapman and Hall
  • Publication Date: 1865
  • Pages: 184

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This volume features Georgiana Malcolm’s careful translation of Karl Zimmerman’s collection of Luther’s correspondence with women. Featuring Luther’s letters to his wife Katherine and female acquaintances, this correspondence is a window into Luther’s character, as well as the fifteenth-century Europe.

Karl Zimmerman (1803–1877) was a German Protestant theological writer who studied theology and philosophy at Giessen. He is the author of the Life of Luther, Contributions to Comparative Homiletics, The Evangelical Diaspora, and The Gustavus Adolphus Society: Its History, its Constitution, and its Works.

Georgiana Malcolm (1807–1886) is best-known for her translations of German-language works, including Old German Theology a Hundred Years before the Reformation, Pictures of German Life in the XVth, XVIth, and XVIIth Centuries, and Our Forefathers.

The Letters of Martin Luther

  • Author: Martin Luther
  • Editor: Margaret A. Currie
  • Translator: Margaret A. Currie
  • Publisher: MacMillan and Company
  • Publication Date: 1908
  • Pages: 532

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This volume presents 500 of Luther’s letters from 1507 to 1546. These letters were selected from the first five volumes of Wilhelm De Wette’s Dr. Martin Luther’s Briefe, Sendschreiben, und Bedenken. Each letter includes either a short summary of its contents or a description of Luther’s life at the time. These letters paint an intimate portrait of the great Reformer.

Margaret A. Currie is known for translating works from German into English. Her works of translation include Little Tales for Little Children, and A New-year’s Tale.

About Martin Luther

Martin Luther (1483–1546) was a key figure in the Protestant Reformation and one of the most significant figures in Western history. Over the course of his life, he was a monk, a priest, a professor of biblical literature, a Reformer, a husband, and a father.

Luther is most noted for his 95 Theses (1517), in which he argues that indulgences are not acts of penance which can replace true repentance. In 1520, Pope Leo X and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V demanded that Luther retract all of his writings. Luther refused. He was subsequently excommunicated and declared an outlaw.

Luther has been both praised and vilified for what he preached and wrote. His translation of the Christian Bible into the vernacular greatly influenced the church. His works continue to impact all Christians and animate the movement that bears his name. His works are also represented in Martin Luther’s Basic Theological Writings and the Luther’s Works collection.