Martin Luther's Tabletalk
Martin Luther was a lively, enthusiastic talker at home among friends and family, and his associates preserved many of his utterances. The result is this famous compilation of Luther's 'Tabletalk', in which the great reformer expresses his opinions with wit,...
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Martin Luther was a lively, enthusiastic talker at home among friends and family, and his associates preserved many of his utterances. The result is this famous compilation of Luther's 'Tabletalk', in which the great reformer expresses his opinions with wit, wisdom, candour and bombast.
Luther's comments on life, the church and the Bible.
Luther's 'Divine Discourses' (as this book was known) stirred up so much anger in the Roman Catholic Church that all copies were ordered to be burnt under an edict by Pope Gregory XIII. One copy was found by Casparus Van Sparr in 1626, whilst building on a house once owned by his grandfather in Germany. The book was wrapped in a linen cloth treated with beeswax and buried in the ground - it was perfectly preserved.
An English friend of Casparus, Captain Henry Bell, brought the book back to Britain and began the work of translation several times but never completed it. He received a vision of an old man who told him he would complete the translation. Two weeks later he was arrested and spent the next 10 years in jail during which time he completed the work and produced what we now know as 'Tabletalk'.
It is a serendipitous collection so many of the Reformer's words are plain spoken. 484 pages.
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.
Luther Martin is a security architect at Voltage Security, Palo Alto, CA. He has published numerous journal articles on the topics of information security and risk management, is the technical editor of the IEEE P1363.3 standard for identity-based encryption and the principal author of the IETF standards that define identity-based encryption algorithms and their use in encrypting e-mail. Mr. Martin holds an M.S. in mathematics from the University of Cincinnati and an M.S. in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University.