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p. 364. Luther's Biblelocked

  • Scott H. Hendrix

Abstract

Luther spent more time on the Bible than any other book, and the translation into German made by him and his colleagues is still a cultural emblem 500 years later. Luther's translation of the New Testament, which he finished in three months, was a bestseller during his time. ‘ Luther's Bible’ discusses Luther's prolific works on translating biblical texts and the Bible itself. Although it was not translated literally, the biblical text was taken seriously. The phrase ‘Luther's Bible’ has relevance for understanding the way he interpreted scripture and viewed its authority.

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