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Title: Luther's Works, Volume 25: Lectures on Roman Glosses and Scholia
Author: Luther, Martin Jaroslav Pelikan (ed)
Publisher: Concordia Publishing House; Publication Date: 1986
Hardcover; ISBN: 9780570064251
Volumes: 1; Pages: 443
List Price in Cloth: $33.00 Our price: $30.99
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When Luther was prevailed upon to write a preface to the projected complete edition of his Latin writings in 1545, about a year before his death, he took the opportunity to review the high points of his career_to show that he really never had the time and talent to produce literature worth preserving, that in publishing these works he was now merely yielding to his friends' argument that his works would be published in any case, if not with his cooperation, then possibly by men who had no real understanding of them. That was one thing. But in that preface Luther also implored the reader of his Latin writings "for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ Himself to read those things judiciously, yes, with great commiseration". With Luther's lectures on the Epistle to the Romans he had a splendid opportunity to share with his students the great find of his life, "that place in Paul which was for me truly the gate of Paradise."