Luther's Lives: Two Contemporary Accounts of Martin Luther

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Notes to Introduction

1 Philip Melancthon, Historia de vita et actis Lutheri (Heidelberg, 1548). Luther's pupil, Johannes Matthesius, published a brief sentimental memoir of his teacher at Nuremberg (1566).

2 Henry Bennet, A Famous and Godly History, etc. (London John Awdeley 1561), fo. C. iir.

3 A prior edition appears in the anonymous Hymns of the Reformation by Martin Luther (London, 1845).

4 Luther at Worms, LW, vol. 32: 123.

5 1 Tim. 5: 12.


Notes to Chapter 1, Philip Melanchthon and the historical Luther

1 Melanchthon, 'Eulogy for Luther' (1546), at Corpus Reformatorum (hereafter CR), ed. H. Bindseil and C. G. Bretschneider, 28 vols (Halle, 1836–60), vol. 11, col. 728.

2 CR, vol. 11, 73.

3 The most thorough introduction to Melanchthon's early development is Wilhelm Maurer, Der junge Melanchthon zwischen Humanismus und Reformation, 2 vols (Göttingen, 1967–69; 1-vol. reprint, 1996).

4 See Maurer, Der junge Melanchthon, vol. 2, 9–67, and Lowell Green, How Melanchthon Helped Luther Discover the Gospel (Fallbrook, CA, 1980).

5 See Timothy J. Wengert, 'The Biblical Commentaries of Philip Melanchthon', in Philip Melanchthon (1497–1560) and the Commentary, ed. T. J. Wengert and M. P. Graham (Sheffield, 1997), 106–48; Carl Joachim Classen, Rhetorical Criticism of the New Testament (Tübingen, 2000), 99–177.

6 The 1521 texts is available in Melanchthons Werke in Auswahl, ed. Robert Stupperich (hereafter cited as 'StA, vol.'), vol. 2/1 (Gütersloh, 1978); it was translated by Wilhelm Pauck in the Library of Christian Classics series (Philadelphia, 1969). See Wilhelm Maurer, 'Melanchthons Loci communes von 1521 als wissenschaftliche Programmschrift: Ein Beitrag zur Hermeneutik der Reformationszeit', Luther-Jahrbuch, 27 (1960), 1–50.

7 Melanchthon, 'Unterricht der Visitatorn an die Pfarhern ym Kurfurstenthum zu Sachsen', StA, vol. 1, 215–71.

8 The title would become enshrined in the classic study of Melanchthon's work as an educational reformer, Karl Hartfelder, Philipp Melanchthon als Praeceptor Germaniae (Berlin, 1898; rpt Nieuwkoop, 1972).

9 Siegfried Wiedenhofer, Formalstrukturen humanistischer und reformatorischer Theologie bei Philipp Melanchthon, 2 vols (Frankfurt and Munich, 1976).

10 For examples see Melanchthon's 'Encomion eloquentiae' (1523) and 'De philosophia oratio' (1536), in StA, vol. 3, 44–62, 88–95.

11 For context and interpretation see R.W.Scribner, 'Politics and the Institutionali-

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Scholars vi
  • Abbreviations vii
  • Introduction 1
  • 1: Philip Melanchthon and the Historical Luther 7
  • 2: Philip Melanchthon's History of the Life and Acts of Dr Martin Luther 15
  • 3: Johannes Cochlaeus 41
  • 4: The Deeds and Writings of Martin Luther from the Year of the Lord 1517 to the Year 1546 Related Chronologically to All Posterity by Johannes Cochlaeus 54
  • Translator's Note 356
  • Appendix 357
  • Works Cited 361
  • Notes 372
  • Index 406
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