Tabletalk: Luther's comments on life, the church and the Bible  -     By: Martin Luther
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Tabletalk: Luther's comments on life, the church and the Bible

Christian Focus Publications / 2003 / Paperback

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Luther’s ‘Divine Discourses’ (as this book was known) stirred up so much anger in the Roman Catholic Church that all copies were ordered to be burnt under an edict by Pope Gregory XIII. All copies were thought lost until one was found by Casparus Van Sparr in 1626, while building on a house once owned by his grandfather in Germany. The book was wrapped in a linen cloth treated with beeswax and buried in the ground—it was perfectly preserved. An English friend of Casparus, Captain Henry Bell brought the book back to Britain and began the work of translation several times but never completed it. He then received a vision of an old man who told him that he would be given an opportunity to complete the translation. Two weeks later he was arrested and spent the next 10 years in jail during which time he completed the work and produced what we now know as ‘Tabletalk.’

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 484
Vendor: Christian Focus Publications
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.31 X 1.36 (inches)
ISBN: 1857924150
ISBN-13: 9781857924152
Availability: In Stock

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Luther's 'Divine Discourses' (as this book was known) stirred up so much anger in the Roman Catholic Church that all copies were ordered to be burnt under an edict by Pope Gregory XIII. One copy was found by Casparus Van Sparr in 1626, whilst building on a house once owned by his grandfather in Germany. The book was wrapped in a linen cloth treated with beeswax and buried in the ground - it was perfectly preserved.

An English friend of Casparus, Captain Henry Bell, brought the book back to Britain and began the work of translation several times but never completed it. He received a vision of an old man who told him he would complete the translation. Two weeks later he was arrested and spent the next 10 years in jail during which time he completed the work and produced what we now know as 'Tabletalk'.

This collection of informal comments was gathered together by Antony Lauterbach and John Aurifaber, who were very close to Luther towards the end of his life.

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