Resources about Martin Luther

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This is a selected list of works by and about Martin Luther, the German theologian. The emphasis is on English language materials.

Works by Luther[edit]

Earliest editions[edit]

Wittenberg edition[edit]

Nineteen volumes published between 1539-1558. Twelve volumes of German and seven volumes of Latin works.

Jena edition[edit]

Thirteen volumes published between 1555-1558. Eight volumes of German and four of Latin works. Two supplementary volumes were published at Eisleben, 1564-1565.

  • Volume 1 1556, Christians Rhodius
  • Volume 2.
  • Volume 3.
  • Volume 4 1557, Christians Rhodius

Collected works in German[edit]

  • D. Martin Luthers Werke, Kritische Gesamtausgabe. 70 vols. Weimar: Verlag Hermann Böhlaus Nachfolger, 1883-.

Translated collected works[edit]

  • Lull, Timothy. Martin Luther Basic Theological Writings. Fortress Press 3rd edition 2012.
  • The Works of Martin Luther. 6 vol. Ed. and trans. by Adolph Spaeth, L. D. Reed, Henry Eyster Jacobs, et al. Philadelphia: A. J. Holman Company. 1915.
  • Select works Vol. II, tr. Henry Cole. London: W. Simkin and R. Marshall, 1826.
  • Select works Vol. III, tr. Henry Cole. London: W. Simkin and R. Marshall, 1826.
  • Martin Luther's Writings (Largest Online English Luther Library)
  • Luther, Martin. Luther's Works. 55 Volumes. Various translators. St. Louis, Minneapolis: Concordia Publishing House, Fortress Press, 1957-1986.

Luther's German Bible translation[edit]

Letters in German[edit]

Letters in English[edit]

English works[edit]

Original works online[edit]

Commentaries[edit]

Sermons[edit]

Autobiography[edit]

Music[edit]

Table talk[edit]

Small and Large Catechism[edit]

  • "The Large Catechism." Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions: A Reader's Edition of the Book of Concord. Tr. W. H. T. Dau and G. F. Bente. Rev. and Updated by P. T. McCain, R. C. Baker, G. E. Veith and E. A. Engelbrecht. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2005, 375-470.
  • Triglot Concordia. tr. and ed. F. Bente and W. H.T. Dau. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1921.
  • "Enchiridion: The Small Catechism." Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions: A Reader's Edition of the Book of Concord. Tr. W. H. T. Dau and G. F. Bente. Rev. and Updated by P. T. McCain, R. C. Baker, G. E. Veith and E. A. Engelbrecht. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2005, 333-374.
  • Triglot Concordia. tr. and ed. F. Bente and W. H.T. Dau. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1921.

Smalcald articles[edit]

  • "The Smalcald Articles." Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions: A Reader's Edition of the Book of Concord. Tr. W. H. T. Dau and G. F. Bente. Rev. and Updated by P. T. McCain, R. C. Baker, G. E. Veith and E. A. Engelbrecht. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2005, 279-313.
  1. Triglot Concordia. Tr. and ed. W. H. T. Dau and G. F. Bente. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1921.

Works about Luther[edit]

Books and articles[edit]

Audio[edit]

Films[edit]

  • 1953: Martin Luther, theatrical film, with Niall MacGinnis as Luther; directed by Irving Pichel. Academy Award nominations for black & white cinematography and art/set direction. Re-released in 2002 on DVD in 4 languages.
  • 1974: Luther, theatrical film (MPAA rating: PG), with Stacy Keach as Luther. Adapted from John Osborne's play.
  • 1981: Where Luther Walked, documentary featuring Roland Bainton as guide and narrator, directed by Ray Christensen (VHS released in 1992), ISBN 1-56364-012-0
  • 1983: Martin Luther: Heretic, TV presentation with Jonathan Pryce as Luther, directed by Norman Stone.
  • 1983: Martin Luther: An Eye on Augsburg, a film funded by the Northern Illinois District of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod with Rev. Robert Clausen as Luther.
  • 2001: Opening the Door to Luther, travelogue hosted by Rick Steves. Sponsored by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
  • 2002: Martin Luther, a historical film from the Lion TV/PBS Empires series, with Timothy West as Luther, narrated by Liam Neeson and directed by Cassian Harrison.
  • 2003: Luther, theatrical release (MPAA rating: PG-13), with Joseph Fiennes as Luther and directed by Eric Till. Partially funded by American and German Lutheran groups.

Historiography[edit]

  • Dickens, A. G., and John M. Tonkin. The Reformation in Historical Thought (Harvard University Press,. 1985) 443 pp. excerpt
  • Gassmann, Günther, and Mark W. Oldenburg. Historical dictionary of Lutheranism (Scarecrow Press, 2011).
  • Landry, Stan Michael. That all may be one? Church unity, Luther memory, and ideas of the German nation, 1817–1883 (PhD dissertation, University of Arizona, 2010) online. bibliography pp 242-66.
  • Lehmann, Hartmut. Martin Luther in the American imagination (W. Fink, 1988).
  • * Scribner, Robert W. "Incombustible Luther: the image of the reformer in early modern Germany." Past & Present 110 (1986): 38-68. online
  • Stayer, James M. Martin Luther, German saviour: German evangelical theological factions and the interpretation of Luther, 1917-1933 (McGill-Queen's Press-MQUP, 2000).
  • Tracy, James D., ed. Luther and the modern state in Germany (Truman State University Press, 1986).
  • Wallman, Johannes. "The Reception of Luther's Writings on the Jews from the Reformation to the End of the 19th Century". Lutheran Quarterly 1 (Spring 1987): 72-97.
  • Zeeden, E.W. The Legacy of Luther: Martin Luther and the Reformation in the Estimation of the German Lutherans from Luther's Death to the Beginning of the Age of Goethe (London: Hollis and Carter, 1954).

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ see online

Online information on Luther and his work[edit]

External links[edit]