Table Talk (Fount Classics Series)

by Martin Luther

Paperback, 1995

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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 seminal 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 Johannes Aurifaber, Anton Lauterbach, and other close associates of Luther, these absorbing anecdotes reveal the speaker's personality and wisdom. This text is based on the English translation by lawyer and author William Hazlitt, son of the celebrated essayist.… (more)

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HarperCollins (1995), 320 pages

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Volume 54 of Luther’s Works, Table Talk is “based on an authoritative text with selections from the Table Talk entries in the Weimar edition. The conversations selected for this volume of Luther’s Works have been carefully chosen from among more than seven-thousand entries of the Weimar
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Edition with two aims in view: historical perspective and contemporary relevance. The annotations are precise and are related directly to the material at hand. “ The volumes are found on the library shelves under the number 284.12/LUT.
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