LutherÂs ÂDivine DiscoursesÂ (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 groundÂit 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 ÂTabletalk.Â
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