Selections from the Table Talk of Martin Luther

Martin LUTHER (1483 - 1546), translated by Henry BELL (1650 - ?)

When Martin Luther promulgated his “95 Theses” 1n 1517, he probably did not envision the initiation of the historical division of the indivisible Church, beginning what we now know as the Protestant Reformation. For his opposition to such practices as indulgences and Papal infallibility, he was excommunicated by Pope Leo X, and later, at the Diet of Worms, was declared an outlaw of the state. Luther made use of the new printing technology of Gutenberg to disseminate his writings. The first publication of his “Table Talk” (Colloquia Mensalia) was in 1566 arranged into 80 chapters. The complete work was published in Stuttgart and Leipzig in 1836 in the equivalent of 2,780 pages. Captain Henry Bell undertook the translation of these selections from the high German and published it in 1561. The topics are drawn from conversation with many of the great minds of Luther’s day and cover topics from The Word of God to Imperial Diets. - Summary by Larry Wilson

Genre(s): Religion

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Introduction Larry Wilson
00:04:44
Play 02 Testimony of Joannes Aurifaber Larry Wilson
00:03:11
Play 03 Captain Henry Bell's Narrative Larry Wilson
00:14:07
Play 04 A Copy of the Order from the House of Commons Larry Wilson
00:01:41
Play 05 Of the Word of God Part I Gillian Hendrie
00:14:39
Play 06 Of the Word of God Part II Gillian Hendrie
00:17:15
Play 07 Of the Word of God Part III Gillian Hendrie
00:19:38
Play 08 Of God's Work Part I Bill Mosley
00:15:05
Play 09 Of God's Work Part II Bill Mosley
00:15:24
Play 10 Of the Nature of the World Part I Devorah Allen
00:12:11
Play 11 Of the Nature of the World Part II Devorah Allen
00:12:49
Play 12 Of the Lord Christ Bill Mosley
00:16:45
Play 13 Of Sins and of Free-will Phil Schempf
00:03:26
Play 14 Brief Sentences of the Catechism DrPGould
00:10:04
Play 15 Of the Law and the Gospels DrPGould
00:16:46
Play 16 Of Prayer Larry Wilson
00:21:01
Play 17 Of the Confessions and Constancy of the Doctrine DrPGould
00:03:24
Play 18 Of Imperial Diets Part I Mark Warner
00:11:49
Play 19 Of Imperial Diets Part II Mark Warner
00:11:47