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Luther's lives : two contemporary accounts of Martin Luther

Author: Elizabeth Vandiver; Ralph Keen; Thomas D Frazel; Manchester University Press,
Publisher: Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press, 2010. ©2002
Series: Manchester Religious Studies
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume brings together two important contemporary accounts of the life of Martin Luther in a confrontation that had been postponed for more than four hundred and fifty years. The first of these is written after Luther's death, when it was rumoured that demons had seized the Reformer on his deathbed and dragged him off to Hell. In response to these rumours, Luther's friend and colleague, Philip Melanchthon wrote  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Vandiver, Elizabeth; Keen, Ralph; Frazel, Thomas D.
Luther's lives: two contemporary accounts of Martin Luther.
Manchester, UK. : Manchester University Press, 2002
Named Person: Martin Luther; Martin Luther
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Vandiver; Ralph Keen; Thomas D Frazel; Manchester University Press,
ISBN: 9781526120649 152612064X
OCLC Number: 1155144553
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Available through ManchesterHive.
Description: 1 online resource (408 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
1. Philip Melanchthon and the historical Luther --
2. Philip Melanchthon's history of the life and acts of Dr. Martin Luther --
3. Johannes Cochlaeus --
an introduction to his life and work --
4. The deeds and writings of Dr. Martin Luther from the year of the Lord 1517 to the year 1546 related chronologically to all posterity by Johannes Cochlaeus --
Index.
Series Title: Manchester Religious Studies
Responsibility: Elizabeth Vandiver, Ralph Keen, Thomas D. Frazel.

Abstract:

This volume brings together two important contemporary accounts of the life of Martin Luther in a confrontation that had been postponed for more than four hundred and fifty years. The first of these is written after Luther's death, when it was rumoured that demons had seized the Reformer on his deathbed and dragged him off to Hell. In response to these rumours, Luther's friend and colleague, Philip Melanchthon wrote and published a brief encomium of the Reformer in 1548. A completely new translation of this text appears in this book. It was in response to Melanchthon's work that Johannes Cochlaeus completed and published his own monumental life of Luther in 1549, which is translated and made available in English for the first time in this volume. Such is the detail and importance of Cochlaeus's life of Luther that for an eyewitness account of the Reformation - and the beginnings of the Catholic Counter-Reformation - there is simply no other historical document to compare.

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