Sunday, 13 December 2015
Luther 500 - Die Bibel and Ockers in Thuringia
Anyway, as any good ex-Lutheran blogger would, even a ratbag like me, Otagosh will be providing an intermittent series on the events, starting with a link to this article on Luther's Bible. The impact of this translation is much under-appreciated in the English-speaking world, but arguably was (heck, there's no argument to it) a far greater accomplishment than the later King James Bible.
For the curious, you can find the Luther Bible online, in the original sacred German, complete from 1 Mose to Offenbarung.
But fear not, there'll be no hagiographies appearing here. Luther's lack of conventional saintliness is legendary. But he certainly was an interesting fellow (which isn't necessarily true of his imitators then or now).
Posted by Gavin R at 14:17