The Theologia Germanica

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Cosimo, Inc., 2007 M10 1 - 136 pages
First discovered by Martin Luther, Theologia Germanica was originally published in 1516. This reprint of the 1893 edition was translated by British scholar SUSANNE WINKWORTH (1820-1884). A departure from many Christian writings of the period, this work suggests that by following in Christ's path, anyone could be united with God, for the life of Christ is an example of perfection for all to follow. With its discussions of sin and explanations as to how selfishness is the fundamental sin, this classic book will appeal to religions scholars and anyone interested in the Reformation. German theologian and reformer MARTIN LUTHER (1483-1546) argued against many of the common practices of the Roman Catholic Church, including the selling of indulgences and the Church's insistence that it needed to mediate between people and God. Luther's writings were greatly influential in the Protestant Reformation, which forever changed Christianity. He wrote a number of important works, although many consider his translation of the Bible into German to be one of his most important contributions.

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Letter from Chevalier Bunsen to the Translator
Of that which is perfect and that which is in part and
How that which is best and noblest should also be loved
How the perfect Men have no other Desire than that they
How a Man may cast aside Images too soon
Telleth us what is the old Man and what is the
How that Four Things are needful before a Man
How a Man may not attain so high before Death
How when a Man is made truly Godlike his Love
How in God as God there can neither be Grief
How that he is to be called and is truly a Partaker
Whereby we may know a Man who is made a Par

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