- A collection of notes on many subjects by Luther's students
- Offers an intimate picture of Luther's life.
Martin Luther's Table Talk is a collection of excerpts taken from conversations with his students and colleagues, who furiously scribbled notes as he spoke. As you read them for yourself, it's easy to imagine all of them sitting around the table, eating and drinking and discussing issues of great concern to Reformists. Discover for yourself Luther's frequently anecdotal, highly opinionated, sometimes sublime, sometimes unsophisticated, occasionally brutal... and always unequivocating insights through the many excerpts in this book.
About the Author
Martin Luther February 18, 1546) was born the son of the miner, November 10, 1483 in Eisleben, Germany. He later became an Augustinian monk, and then an ordained priest.
Luther is most famous for the symbolic blow that began the Reformation when he nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Church on 31 October, 1517. That document contained an attack on papal abuses and the sale of indulgences by church officials.
But Luther himself saw the Reformation as something far more important than a revolt against ecclesiastical abuses. He believed it was a fight for the gospel. Luther even stated that he would have happily yielded every point of dispute to the Pope, if only the Pope had affirmed the gospel.
And at the heart of the gospel, in Luther's estimation, was the doctrine of justification by faith—the teaching that Christ's own righteousness is imputed to those who believe, and on that ground alone, they are accepted by God.
Some of Luther's best known works are: Commentaries on Galatians, Romans, Peter and Jude, The Bondage of the Will, Treatise on Good Works, Larger and Smaller Catechism, Smalcald Articles, and Table Talk.