The Life of Philip Melanchthon

Karl Friedrich Ledderhose (1806 - 1890)
Translated by Gottlob Frederick Krotel (1826 - 1907)

Philip Melanchthon (1497 – 1560) is best known as the theologian of the Protestant Reformation, systematizing and defending much of Martin Luther’s works and creating an educational system based on them. He was instrumental in the writing of the Augsburg Confession, the most influential document of the Reformation. Melanchthon and Luther, of different temperaments, did not always agree but respected each other and became a formidable spearhead for the Reformation. Karl Ledderhose here provides a comprehensive biography of Melanchthon including his principle ideas and activities, so it also serves as a history of many important aspects of the Reformation. - Summary by Larry Wilson

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Prefaces Larry Wilson
00:06:52
Play 01 His Youth Ruth P.
00:16:30
Play 02 The University Ruthema
00:12:31
Play 03 His Debut in Wittenberg, and at the Leipzig Disputation Steve Mayer
00:11:46
Play 04 Building and Fighting Steve Mayer
00:10:49
Play 05 Melanchthon without Luther Steve Mayer
00:19:47
Play 06 Labors, Recreation, and Trouble Ruthema
00:13:02
Play 07 The War of the Peasants Ruthema
00:14:19
Play 08 His Labors for the Church and Schools Steve Mayer
00:14:12
Play 09 The Diet of Spire Steve Mayer
00:09:36
Play 10 The Conference at Marburg Hopeforce1
00:20:05
Play 11 The Diet of Augsburg Part I Bill Mosley
00:20:55
Play 12 The Diet of Augsburg Part II Bill Mosley
00:18:18
Play 13 The Diet of Augsburg Part III Bill Mosley
00:18:05
Play 14 The Diet of Augsburg Part IV Bill Mosley
00:16:18
Play 15 The Position of the Evangelical Party after the Diet of Augsburg Bill Mosley
00:13:34
Play 16 The Kings of France and England, and Melanchthon Rutherford Osborn
00:17:10
Play 17 The Wittenberg Form of Concord Bill Mosley
00:19:35
Play 18 Recreation and Trouble Bill Mosley
00:18:55
Play 19 The Convention at Smalkald Bill Mosley
00:14:36
Play 20 The Assembly of the Princes at Frankfort, and the Victories of the Reformation       Bill Mosley
00:18:13
Play 21 Help in a Dangerous Illness SlametHarris
00:18:22
Play 22 Conflicts in the Evangelical Camp Bill Mosley
00:14:05
Play 23 Worms and Ratisbon Part I Bill Mosley
00:18:39
Play 24 Worms and Ratisbon Part II Bill Mosley
00:20:59
Play 25 Progress of the Reformation Rutherford Osborn
00:12:57
Play 26 The School of Tribulation Steve Mayer
00:11:37
Play 27 Worms and Ratisbon again Steve Mayer
00:12:08
Play 28 Luther Dies, and Melanchthon Mourns Ruth P.
00:19:59
Play 29 War and the Misery of War Bill Mosley
00:19:03
Play 30 Restoration of the University of Wittenberg Bill Mosley
00:15:48
Play 31 The Diet of Augsburg and its Interim Bill Mosley
00:20:00
Play 32 How the Interim fared in the Electorate of Saxony Michelle Hannah
00:20:52
Play 33 Disputes about the Leipzig Interim Michelle Hannah
00:19:14
Play 34 The Conflict with Osiander Andrew Gaunce
00:12:25
Play 35 The Changed Attitude of the Elector Maurice TriciaG
00:18:07
Play 36 Doctrinal Controversies, and Attempts to bring about a Union Part I Ahikam Devadason
00:18:39
Play 37 Doctrinal Controversies, and Attempts to bring about a Union Part II Ahikam Devadason
00:18:24
Play 38 The Religious Conference at Worms Michelle Hannah
00:19:32
Play 39 The Last Years of his Life, real Years of Sorrow Part I Michelle Hannah
00:15:25
Play 40 The Last Years of his Life, real Years of Sorrow Part II Michelle Hannah
00:18:38
Play 41 His Domestic Life Larry Wilson
00:23:05
Play 42 Something more of Melanchthon's Merits Larry Wilson
00:08:08
Play 43 He Dies Part I Ruth P.
00:17:46
Play 44 He Dies Part II Ruth P.
00:22:10
Play 45 He Dies Part III Larry Wilson
00:11:06