Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Weimarer Ausgabe On-Line

When I was at seminary, ordinands were granted a low interest loan to purchase a car for use in ministry. One of our lecturers, Dr Maurice Schild, more than once suggested to us that we would be better equipped for ministry by using the money to purchase the Weimarer Ausgabe - the definitive German edition of Luther's works - instead. I never knew if he was serious or not! Be that as it may, I can happily alert readers to the on-line edition of the Weimarer Ausgabe. If you don't have Latin or German,what more motivation do you need? Stop wasting time on blogs and learn! ;0)

Meanwhile, which famous 20th C. theologian found Luther's theology so disturbing that he hid his set of the Weimarer Ausgabe behind a rug in his study?

4 comments:

Martin Yee said...

Pastor Henderson,

Karl Barth found the WA disturbing? But I thought he quoted Luther quite a bit in his Christian Dogmatics?

Regards,
Martin

Mark Henderson said...

Dear Martin,

Ah! A virtual prize to you for correctly answering the question!

Barth's relationship to Luther ran hot and cold, but then, I suppose that's to be expected in a Reformed theologian!

Seriously, though, the subject of Barth and Luther could be a fruitful area of study. I believe he had reservations about Luther's Deus absconditus, but I'm not sure he fully grasped the counter-balancing importance of Luther's belief in the God revealed in our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Blogger Formerly Known As Lvka said...

Meanwhile, which famous 20th C. theologian found Luther's theology so disturbing that he hid his set of the Weimarer Ausgabe behind a rug in his study?


You? :-\

Mark Henderson said...

lol