Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN


Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN

In Their Own Words

In Their Own Words

Martin Luther

How it all got started…

“Some two years ago I wrote a little book on indulgences, which I now deeply regret having published. For at the time I still clung to the Roman tyranny with great superstition and held that indulgences should not be altogether rejected, seeing they were approved by the common consent of men. Nor was this to be wondered at, for I was then engaged single-handed in my Sisyphean task. Since then, however, through the kindness of Sylvester and the friars,who so strenuously defended indulgences, I have come to see that they are nothing but an fraud of the Roman flatterers by which they rob people of their faith and fortunes. I wish I could convince the booksellers and all my readers to burn up the whole of my writings on indulgences” — A Prelude by Martin Luther on the Babylonian Captivity of the Church 1.1 (1520)

The Ninety-Five Theses

Disputation of Doctor Martin Luther on the power and efficacy of indulgences (1517)

Commentary on the Psalms (1519)

The Pious and Learned Commentary of Martin Luther on the First Twenty-Two Psalms

The Three Treatises of 1520

An Open Letter to the Christian Nobility of the German Nation Concerning the Reform of the Christian Estate (August 1520)
A Prelude by Martin Luther on the Babylonian Captivity of the Church (October 1520)
Concerning Christian Liberty (November 1520)

Treatise Concerning the Ban (1520)

A Treatise Concerning the Ban

Formulae Missae (1523)

Formula of Mass and Communion For The Church at Wittenberg

The German Mass (1526)

The German Mass and Order of Divine Service (1526)

The Catechisms (1529)

Luther’s Little Instruction Book: The Small Catechism of Martin Luther (1529)
Baptismal Booklet (1523-1526)
A Marriage Booklet for Simple Pastors (1529)
The Large Catechism (1529)

The Invocavit Sermons (1522)

The Eight Wittenberg Sermons Preached at Wittenberg in Lent, 1522

Letter to Melanchthon (1 August 1521)

Let Your Sins Be Strong: A Letter from Luther to Melanchthon (Letter no. 99, 1 August 1521)

An Open Letter on Translating (1530)

On Translating

Lectures on Galatians (1535)

Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians

The Smalcald Articles of Martin Luther (1537)

The Smalcald Articles

Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Pope (1537)

Of the Power and Primacy of the Pope: Treatise. Compiled by the Theologians Assembled at Smalcald, in the Year 1537

The Last Words of Martin Luther (1546)

The Last Written Words of Luther: Holy Ponderings of the Reverend Father Doctor Martin Luther (16 February 1546)