The Reformers: Martin Luther (1483–1546) And John Calvin (1509–1564)

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Martin Luther, like John Wycliffe, John Huss, and Girolamo Savonarola before him, may be classified as a preacher of "prophetic personality. " For these preachers, preaching was an act of spiritual warfare. Luther's sermons are polemics against the abuses within the Roman church and the hard-heartedness of many of its priests. Luther also began the tradition of preaching an additional pedagogical sermon. In these catechistic sermons he taught the Ten Commandments, the Lord's Prayer, and...


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