Reformator (de) [refɔrˈma:to:ɐ̯, -ˈto:rɪn, pl -ˈto:rən] NOUN m (f) = Reformer

On the week of Reformation Day, I include below links to a few of my recent articles on the life and thought of the Reformator of all Reformators, Martin Luther.

Seven Summits: Martin Luther

On October 31, 1517, he posted his 95 Theses on the door of the church in Wittenberg hoping for a debate but realizing that likely none would materialize. To Luther’s surprise, the Theses were soon translated into German and within weeks were reproduced and read widely. Consequently, Luther was thrust into a situation that required him to develop his views on the “need for reformation” …

Martin Luther’s Umbrella

In a simple image of an umbrella, Luther conveys imputation, propitiation, and substitution. All fifty-dollar theological terms to be sure, but truly priceless biblical truths that give hope both those in Christ and those still outside of Christ …

Footnotes on a Freeman: Thoughts of the Theologian Formerly Known as Martin Luther

As Martin Marty explains: As if to mark a turn in his vocation, he signed his letter no longer Martinus Ludher or Luder but Luther, just as sometimes in writing to colleagues he now dipped into Latin for a pun, calling himself Eleutherius. Like Jacob who received the new name Israel, Luther with such usage gave himself a name that meant “the free one” …

Photo Credit: Reformators by Cranach (1536)