To mark Reformation Day this year (2019), Moore Theological College is pleased to announce the acquisition of an important Martin Luther volume. This particular book is the sixth part of the great Wittenberg Reformer’s Books and Writings* published in 1557. This significance of Martin Luther cannot be overstated – his rediscovery of the biblical doctrine of justification by faith alone has changed hearts and lives across the globe for the last five hundred years.
This volume of his writings is also significant, for it comes from the press of Christian Rödinger in Jena, and is therefore part of one of the early efforts to publish an improved edition of Luther’s works (a multivolume project floated by Nicholas von Amsdorf and commissioned by Elector Frederick but left unfinished at Rödinger’s death).
The several sections of the volume which are heavily annotated attest to its importance and value from an early date, and its good condition opens up possibilities for future Reformation research. Indeed, we are very pleased to see this volume augment the wonderful Reformation treasures already held in the Donald Robinson Library.
Pictured: Mark Earngey (Lecturer in Christian Thought), Erin Mollenhauer (Archivist and Special Collections Librarian), Mark Thompson (Principal) [From L – R]
*Full title of the volume is:
Der Sechste Teil aller Buecher und Schrifften des thewren seligen Mans Gottes Doct. Martini Lutheri vom XXXIII Jar an bis uber den Anfang des XXXVIII Jars geschrieben und im Druck ausgegangen (Jena: Rödinger, 1557)