Get to know the man behind the Protestant Reformation with Selections from Luther’s Table Talk. Interested in more than Luther’s serious theological views, sixteenth-century Lutheran Reformer Johannes Mathesius compiled a collection of Martin Luther’s sayings into a volume titled Table Talk. Mathesius’ aim was to give readers the experience of dining and conversing with Martin Luther—quips, facetious remarks, and theological gems combined.
This collection, Selections from Luther’s Table Talk, contains special selections from Mathesius’ original volume, featuring Luther’s catechism, discourses, and intimate conversations—recorded by those who knew him well. Offering an intimate glimpse into the man behind the theology, this collection of his sayings are selected and arranged to make Luther more accessible to the masses.
Explore more of Luther’s writings with The Letters of Martin Luther (5 vols.).
In the Logos editions, these volumes are enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.
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.