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Luther’s Church Postil: Gospels: First to Twelfth Sunday after Trinity

Luther’s Church Postil: Gospels: First to Twelfth Sunday after Trinity

Martin Luther

| Lutherans in All Lands Co. | 1904

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Many preachers during Luther’s era did not write their own sermons, so they depended on lessons and sermons from others. Luther considered many of these borrowed sermons not fully evangelical. Thus, he wrote his Postils to provide preachers with biblically sound sermons from which they could preach for each Sunday of the year. In this volume, Luther’s sermons cover the first Sunday to the 12th Sunday after Trinity.

Author Bio

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

Luther is most noted for his Ninety-Five Theses (1517), in which he argued that indulgences were not acts of penance which could replace true repentance. His refusal to retract all his writings, demanded by Pope Leo X in 1520 and the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V at the Diet of Worms in 1521, resulted in his excommunication by the pope and condemnation as an outlaw by the emperor.

Luther has been both praised and vilified for what he preached and wrote. Luther’s 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. Luther’s Works (55 vols.) contains many of Luther’s writings, including commentaries, sermons, and lectures.