Martin Luther: The Preservation of the Church, 1532-1546

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I. PEACEFUL BEGINNINGS UNDER
ELECTOR JOHN FREDERICK—BUT WITH
MOST OF THE OLD PROBLEMS (1532–36)

1. Elector John Frederick

1. Cf. Günther Wartenberg, “Luthers Beziehungen zu den sächsischen Fürsten,” in Junghans, 549–71, esp. 554–62. Georg Vlentz, Johann Friedrich der Grossmütige, 1503– 1554: Festschrift zurn 400/ahrigen Geburtstage des Kurfürsten, namens des Vereins für Thüringische Geschichte und Altertumskunde, ed. Thüringische Historische Kommission, Beiträge zur neueren Geschichte Thüringens, 3 vols. (Jena: G. Fischer, 1903–8), vol. 1, pts. 1 and 2.

2. WA, TR 2, nos. 1906b, 1909, 1931–33, 2617. WA, TR 3, no. 2986. Cf. WA, TR 2, no. 1558 = LW 55:156–57. WA, TR 2, no. 1564.

3. WA, Br 6:353–54, 391–92. With some certainty, the letter “to a nobleman” in WA, Br 7:40–42 was written to Rietesel and belongs in this context. The arguments against Enders in the WA can hardly be supported.

4. WA 403:108, lines 9–10.

5. Wartenberg, “Luthers Beziehungen,” 923–24 n. 121.

6. Cf. Eike Wolgast, Die Wittenberger Theologie und die Politik der evangelischen Stände: Studien zu Luthers Gutachten in politischen Fragen, QFRG, vol. 47 (Gütersloh: G. Mohn, 1977), 285–99, which has a somewhat different nuance.

7. WA, Br 7:349, line 50–350, line 52 = LW 50:128–29. WA, Br 7:372, lines 15–21. WA 41:xxxi; 516–20. WA, TR 4, no. 4953. WA, TR 6, no. 7054. Roderich Schmidt, “Die Torgauer Hochzeit 1536,” in Paul Althaus, ed., Solange es “heute” heisst: Festgabe für Rudolf Hermann zum 70. Geburtstag (Berlin: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 1957), 234–50. Hans Georg Thümmel, “Der Greifswalder Croy-Teppich und das Bekenntnisbild des 16. Jahrhunderts,” Theologische Versuche 11 (1979):187–214.

8. WA, TR 2, no. 1255.

9. WA, Br 7:352, lines 1–4 = LW 50:130–31.

10. WA 403:214, lines 2–11; 230, line 5–231, line 13. WA, TR 1, no. 628. WA, Br 7:182, lines 40–45.

11. WA, TR 1, no. 653. WA, TR 2, no. 1938. WA, TR 3, nos. 3468, 3514 = LW 54:205–6, 218–19. Cf. WA 42:380, line 22–381, line 5 = LW 2:168–69.

12. WA, TR 2, nos. 2721–22. WA, Br 7:393.

13. WA, Br 6:377–78.

14. WA, Br 6:230–31.

15. WA, Br 7:90–91, 122–23, 139–40.

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