Could it possibly be more obvious
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(08-18-2010, 12:26 AM)Vetus Ordo Wrote:
(08-18-2010, 12:19 AM)DJR Wrote: The last written words of Luther, as alleged by one of his companions, are known.  Not surprisingly, they contradict what Luther used to assert regarding the private interpretation of Sacred Scripture.  The account that I have read regarding his demise has him lucid near his death and at one point stating, "Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit."  He also had some things to say about the papacy.
Can you provide them for me, please?

http://www.iclnet.org/pub/resources/text...eggars.txt

Johannes Aurifaber, student and secretary of Martin Luther, wrote: "Luther...wrote these words in Latin on a slip of paper and put them on his table. I, Johannes Aurifaber, wrote them down and Dr. Justus Jonas, Superintendent of Halle, who was at Halle at the same time, took the slip of paper with him." The slip of paper has long since disappeared, but the words have been preserved. As translated by James A. Kellerman (for the public domain):

Luther Wrote:No one can understand Vergil's Bucolics unless he has been a shepherd for five years. No one can understand Vergil's Georgics, unless he has been a farmer for five years. No one can understand Cicero's Letters (or so I teach), unless he has busied himself in the affairs of some prominent state for twenty years.

Know that no one can have indulged in the Holy Writers sufficiently, unless he has governed churches for a hundred years with the prophets, such as Elijah and Elisha, John the Baptist, Christ and the apostles. Do not assail this divine Aeneid; nay, rather prostrate revere the ground that it treads. We are beggars; this is true.

"We are beggars" are the only words written in Luther's native German.
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Re: Could it possibly be more obvious - by Arun - 08-15-2010, 08:11 PM
Re: Could it possibly be more obvious - by Walty - 08-15-2010, 08:23 PM
Re: Could it possibly be more obvious - by SCG - 08-15-2010, 08:26 PM
Re: Could it possibly be more obvious - by Arun - 08-16-2010, 06:37 AM
Re: Could it possibly be more obvious - by glgas - 08-16-2010, 12:48 PM
Re: Could it possibly be more obvious - by Credo - 08-16-2010, 10:29 PM
Re: Could it possibly be more obvious - by SCG - 08-16-2010, 10:35 PM
Re: Could it possibly be more obvious - by SCG - 08-17-2010, 01:15 AM
Re: Could it possibly be more obvious - by Credo - 08-17-2010, 08:09 AM
Re: Could it possibly be more obvious - by SCG - 08-17-2010, 09:22 AM
Re: Could it possibly be more obvious - by Credo - 08-17-2010, 09:59 AM
Re: Could it possibly be more obvious - by SCG - 08-17-2010, 01:16 PM
Re: Could it possibly be more obvious - by SCG - 08-17-2010, 09:11 PM
Re: Could it possibly be more obvious - by SCG - 08-17-2010, 09:11 PM
Re: Could it possibly be more obvious - by Credo - 08-17-2010, 09:40 PM
Re: Could it possibly be more obvious - by SCG - 08-17-2010, 09:43 PM
Re: Could it possibly be more obvious - by Credo - 08-17-2010, 09:47 PM
Re: Could it possibly be more obvious - by Zakhur - 08-17-2010, 11:38 PM
Re: Could it possibly be more obvious - by DJR - 08-18-2010, 12:19 AM
Re: Could it possibly be more obvious - by DJR - 08-18-2010, 06:44 PM
Re: Could it possibly be more obvious - by DJR - 08-18-2010, 11:15 PM
Re: Could it possibly be more obvious - by DJR - 08-19-2010, 01:01 AM



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