German Lutherbibel 1534 (2 Volume Set)
A book that everyone will love to look at! A facsimilie edition of the 1534 Luther Bible is a bibliophile edition of lasting value and dreams. It documents the first complete edition of the Bible in Martin Luther's translation, included...
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A book that everyone will love to look at! A facsimilie edition of the 1534 Luther Bible is a bibliophile edition of lasting value and dreams. It documents the first complete edition of the Bible in Martin Luther's translation, included the prefaces to the booksof the Bible and marginal notes. The special attraction of this facsimile is in the colored manual initials and woodcuts from theworkshop of Lucas Cranach, the designs of which Luther himself participated in.Included in the volume is a detailed cultural and historical introduction which gives access to backgrounds, principles, and the historical impact of this historical translation. The quality furnishings and the outstanding introduction make this work an aesthetic and cultural pleasure. The facsimilie is of the hand-colored copy of the Duchess Anna Amalia Library in Weimar.The "1534" at a glance:* Bible text in the original version of the powerful Martin Luthertranslation* 128 colored woodcuts from the studio of Lucas Cranach* Colored initials* Supplement for historical and cultural introduction
Martin Luther (1483 , 1546) was a German monk, a theologian and church reformer, he is considered to be the founder of Protestantism. Luther was a professor of Bible at the University of Wittenberg when he posted his famous 95 Theses (1517). In addition to writing many books, Luther translated the Bible into German. Luther believed that salvation was only by faith in Jesus , unmediated by the church. He challenged papal authority by emphasing the Bible as the only source of religious authority and believed the church to be a priesthood of all believers.These ideas helped to inspire the Protestant Reformation and changed the course of Western civilization. He married Katharina von Bora thus initiating the practice of clerical marriage within Protestantism.- Publisher.