Heavily annotated final leaf of 1522 Bible. Some annotations tentatively ascribed to Martin Luther.
HT to: Thomas Kidd
So if Luther marked up his Bible, by all means we ought to mark ours up!
“Modern Book Printing” sculpture commemorating its inventor Gutenberg on the occasion of the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
Luther is thicker than Kant, but not as wide. Goethe is the base. Hmmm. But glad to see the littleness of Marx!
Protestant theologian, Peter Leithart, wrote this essay http://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2013/11/the-end-of-protestantism which then spawned a whole conference at Biola. You will need some historical background of the Reformation and church history to fully benefit from the discussion, but it is an important one:
Lots of food for thought here!
Albert Mohler reflects on a lecture where he heard an insight that was life altering, “Several years ago, I attended a lecture in which I seized upon a thought that has never left me. The lecturer was Doctor Heiko Obermann, the great and now late historian of the late Medieval and early Reformation eras. In the midst of his lecture, he looked out at the audience, paused, reflected, and then said,
‘I can see that you do not understand what I am saying to you. What I am saying to you is that you do not live life as Martin Luther lived life. You do not wake up in the morning as he did, nor do you go to bed at night as he did. You need to understand something about changed conditions of belief. Do you not understand that in the time of Martin Luther, almost every single human being in European civilization woke up afraid that he would die before nightfall? Eternal destiny was a daily, hourly, minute-by-minute thought. Every night, as the late Medieval or early Reformation human being closed his eyes, he feared that he would wake up either in heaven or in hell. You do not live with that fear. And that means that your understanding of these things is very different from Martin Luther’s. That’s why he threw ink pots at the Devil, and you close your notebook and sleep well at night.'”
(Excerpted from atheism REMIX, p. 15-16 by R. Albert Mohler Jr.)