Protestant reformer Martin
Luther wrote many revolutionary works in his lifetime (the 95 Theses
being the most influential), but he also preached hundreds of sermons in
churches and universities. This collection gathers eight of them into a
convenient source with an index for easy reference. Luther's classic
image in the Christian church makes him a relevant and familiar choice
for allusion. Much as Shakespeare's did for literature, Luther's
phrases, such as "sola scriptura" (scripture alone), "sola
alone), and "law and gospel," entered mainstream religious language.
Luther preaches here on many topics, including "The Parable of the
Sower," "Enemies of the Cross of Christ," and "Of the Office of
Preaching." This last message is particularly relevant to modern
pastors or those who share the message of good news as it gives
suggestions and warning about preaching. And this advice, coming from
the mouth of one of Christian history's most important figures, should
surely be heeded.