The life of Martin Luther. Translated from the German and edited by G.F. Behringer
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PREFACE. THE of mankind us withpresentshistory many great but with few men. And even thdsenames, great among few therethat are called are whose recordsgreat men, will bear a close In most cases the character"scrutiny. is distinct from theof the man influence of his private career. public immortal names that have honoredthe theirAmong kind and their stands th.eGod,glorified pre-eminently name of Martin Luther. Yet- not in name alone does inhis shine forth after the ofsplendor lapsegreatness four but in word and in character andcenturies, deed, life andinfluence. His career are aprivate public unit, for both were the manifestations of a sincere asoul, a true man.generous heart, The civilized world celebrates the four enlightened, of this man s Hehundredth birth.anniversary great to the to Church and for bothbelongs world, State, have felt the influence of his In the truest teachings. estimate of his work he to no sect orGod-given belongs he is a man of and for the In whatparty, people. better can the memorial of his birth be observedway than a of his his and his worksby study life, character, ; and above a of the influencesall, by practical appreciation which have from him and blessed mankind ?proceeded To that end this volume has been : toprepared present an attractive of this of thelife-picture representative iv PREFACE. and servant of God. It is founded fact,people upon illustrated from and written for experience, popular comprehension.

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PREFACE.
THE of mankind us withpresentshistory many great
but with few men. And even thdsenames, great among
few therethat are called are whose recordsgreat men,
will bear a close In most cases the character"scrutiny.
is distinct from theof the man influence of his
private
career.
public
immortal names that have honoredthe theirAmong
kind and their stands th.eGod,glorified pre-eminently
name of Martin Luther. Yet- not in name alone does
inhis shine forth after the ofsplendor lapsegreatness
four but in word and in character andcenturies, deed,
life andinfluence. His career are aprivate public unit,
for both were the manifestations of a sincere asoul,
a true man.generous heart,
The civilized world celebrates the four
enlightened,
of this man s Hehundredth birth.anniversary great
to the to Church and for bothbelongs world, State,
have felt the influence of his In the truest
teachings.
estimate of his work he to no sect orGod-given belongs
he is a man of and for the In whatparty, people.
better can the memorial of his birth be observedway
than a of his his and his worksby study life, character, ;
and above a of the influencesall, by practical appreciation
which have from him and blessed mankind ?proceeded
To that end this volume has been : toprepared present
an attractive of this of thelife-picture representativeiv PREFACE.
and servant of God. It is founded fact,people upon
illustrated from and written for
experience, popular
comprehension.
In the work of translation and the editorpreparation
consulted whereand, used,freely necessary, gratefully
the andvolumes of inKostlin, Meurer, Krauth, others,
additions and to of Dr.the Rein.improvements original
"
in the words of Of what use to learnBut, Herder,
of to or to blame ? Let us rememberpast ages, praise
Luther s method of his hints and histhought plain
and let us them to our own times !"strong truths, apply
In this this book is sent out on its mission.spirit
G. F. B.
October 1883.BROOKLYN, 31,CONTENTS.
CHAPTER I. PAQK
7Against Indulgences
; si , CHAPTEB II.
Luther s Youth 17
CHAPTER in.
Luther in the at Erfurt 27Monastery
CHAPTER IV.
Luther as Professor in 36Wittenberg
CHAPTER V.
Luther and the Ambassadors 51Papal
CHAPTER VI.
The at 62Disputation Leipsic
CHAPTER VII.
the Ban of Excommunication 67Concerning
CHAPTER VIII.
Luther Burns the Bull of Eicommunication 76Papal
CHAPTER IX.
Luther before the at Worms 82Emperor
CHAPTER X.
Luther on the 93Wartburg
CHAPTER XI.
The Troubles at 101Wittenberg
CHAPTER XII.
Luther s Return to 105WittenbergCONTENTS.vi
XIII.CHAPTER
.- 117the ReformationofProgress
CHAPTER XIV.
124Dark Clouds
CHAPTER XV.
132Luther s Marriage
CHAPTER XVI.
136Luther s Reformatory Activity
CHAPTER XVII.
151The Conference at Marburg
XVIII.CHAPTER
158atThe Diet Spire
CHAPTER XIX.
Castle 162Luther in Coburg
CHAPTER XX.
The Diet of 168Augsburg
CHAPTER XXI.
the Death of John the Constant 172Until
CHAPTER XXII.
for Council and ata Union 176Preparations Attempts
CHAPTER XXIII.
Luther in Smalcald 182
CHAPTER XXIV.
~ The Years of Luther s Life 186Closing
CHAPTER XXV.
""The Death of Martin Luther 192
OPINIONS UPON LUTHER 201
CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE 213
INDEX.. . 215