The Table Talk of Martin Luther (Paperback)

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The Bible is alive, declared Martin Luther, it speaks to me; it has feet, it runs after me; it has hands, it lays hold of me. The Protestant Reformation's most prominent leader possessed a gift for evocative speech, and he was as articulate and outspoken in private as he was in public. Fortunately for posterity, some of Luther's loyal followers took note of his informal speeches.
The Table Talk of Martin Luther consists of excerpts from the great reformer's conversations with his students and colleagues, in which he comments on life, the church, and the Bible. Collected by Antony Lauterbach and John Aurifaber, Luther's close associates, these absorbing anecdotes reveal the speaker's personality and wisdom. An informative introduction by editor Thomas S. Kepler describes the circumstances under which this book came into existence and the remarkable story of its initial translation into English. This text is based on the acclaimed English translation by the literary critic and essayist William Hazlitt.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780486443591
ISBN-10: 0486443590
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: August 10th, 2005
Pages: 224
Language: English